Miles 250
Days 4 
Day 1 
Moffat - Wanlockhead 60 Miles

3 Days exploring the outdoors along the  SCW 300

Our 3 day trip along one of our favourite sections of the South West Coastal 300 starts in our hometown of Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway.  

But before heading out on your trip, why not pop into our good friends at the Moffat Whiskey distillery and pick up a bottle of their whiskey so you can enjoy a wee dram by the fire at the end of your day's exploring. 

Here you will start your 3 day adventure by driving out of Moffat along the picturesque Selkirk road towards your 1st stop at the stunning Grey Mares Tail Waterfall,

From here you will be able to jump out and explore and if you're feeling like stretching those legs you can hike up to Loch Skeen which feeds this incredible waterfall.  At the top you will be greeted by some epic views back down the valley towards Moffat and across the hills.  We would suggest allowing 2hrs to hike up and around 1.5hrs to get back down again . 

Following on from your hike, continue on up towards St Mary's Loch where you can choose to stop and take photographs before heading across to Meggett reservoir which is a beautiful 10 miles long road which winds its way along the reservoir and towards tweedsmuir. If you are wanting to stop off here its a nice and tranquil spot for your 1st night. 

If your wanting to carry on to Wanlockhead (which is the highest village in Scotland 468.08m above sea level) and take a tour around the Lead mines then it's definitely worth a visit! Maybe even try your hand at gold panning in the local rivers before heading a little further down the road to the Mennock Pass where your can set up camp for the night under the starts..

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Grey Mares Tail

Why not hop out and take a hike up to the top of this truly spectacular Trail to Loch Skeen

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Megget Reservoir 

A quiet and tranquil corner of Dumfries & Galloway just a short drive away from the Grey Mares Trail

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Wanlockhead

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Day 2 
Wanlockhead - Loch Doon 

Our 4 day trip along one of our favourite sections of the South West Coastal 300 starts in our hometown of Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway.  

But before heading out on your trip, why not pop into our good friends at the Moffat Whiskey distillery and pick up a bottle of their whiskey so you can enjoy a wee dram by the fire at the end of your day's exploring. 

Here you will start your 4 day adventure by driving out of Moffat along the picturesque Selkirk road towards your 1st stop at the stunning Grey Mares Tail Waterfall,

From here you will be able to jump out and explore and if you're feeling like stretching those legs you can hike up to Loch Skeen which feeds this incredible waterfall.  At the top you will be greeted by some epic views back down the valley towards Moffat and across the hills.  We would suggest allowing 2hrs to hike up and around 1.5hrs to get back down again . 

Following on from your hike, continue on up towards St Mary's Loch where you can choose to stop and take photographs before heading across to Meggett reservoir which is a beautiful 10 miles long road which winds its way along the reservoir and towards tweedsmuir. If you are wanting to stop off here its a nice and tranquil spot for your 1st night. 

If your wanting to carry on to Wanlockhead (which is the highest village in Scotland 468.08m above sea level) and take a tour around the Lead mines then it's definitely worth a visit! Maybe even try your hand at gold panning in the local rivers before heading a little further down the road to the Mennock Pass where your can set up camp for the night under the starts..

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Dark Sky Observatory 

From Mennock pass you will take the road towards Dalmellington and down into the New Galloway Forrest which is full of wildlife and is home to the Dark Sky observatory which is home to an area which has some of the darkest skies in the uk. 

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Loch Doon 
 

Another place to explore is Loch Doon home to the spectacular ruins of Loch Doon Castle which is thought to have been built in the 1200’s by either King Robert the Bruce or his father.

Loch Doon is the largest inland loch in Southern Scotland with spectacular scenery. It is approximately 5 miles in length and 1 mile at it’s widest point. It nestles in the Galloway hills with stunning views of the Rhinns Of Kells.

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Day 3 
Loch Doon, Newton Stewart , Red Deer Range & the Raiders road 

Our 4 day trip along one of our favourite sections of the South West Coastal 300 starts in our hometown of Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway.  

But before heading out on your trip, why not pop into our good friends at the Moffat Whiskey distillery and pick up a bottle of their whiskey so you can enjoy a wee dram by the fire at the end of your day's exploring. 

Here you will start your 4 day adventure by driving out of Moffat along the picturesque Selkirk road towards your 1st stop at the stunning Grey Mares Tail Waterfall,

From here you will be able to jump out and explore and if you're feeling like stretching those legs you can hike up to Loch Skeen which feeds this incredible waterfall.  At the top you will be greeted by some epic views back down the valley towards Moffat and across the hills.  We would suggest allowing 2hrs to hike up and around 1.5hrs to get back down again . 

Following on from your hike, continue on up towards St Mary's Loch where you can choose to stop and take photographs before heading across to Meggett reservoir which is a beautiful 10 miles long road which winds its way along the reservoir and towards tweedsmuir. If you are wanting to stop off here its a nice and tranquil spot for your 1st night. 

If your wanting to carry on to Wanlockhead (which is the highest village in Scotland 468.08m above sea level) and take a tour around the Lead mines then it's definitely worth a visit! Maybe even try your hand at gold panning in the local rivers before heading a little further down the road to the Mennock Pass where your can set up camp for the night under the starts..