Grey Mare’s Tail Nature Reserve

Grey Mare's Tail Nature Reserve

Grey Mare's Tail is an impressive upland property. The centrepiece of this site is the dramatic waterfall, cascading into the Moffat Water Valley. The area is a paradise for botanists and wildlife enthusiasts, who come to observe the rare upland plants, peregrines and ring ouzels, feral goats and, occasionally, mountain hares. Historians can seek out evidence of Iron Age settlers and 17th-century Covenanters who also took refuge here.

The whole area around these falls belongs to the National Trust for Scotland and is rich in wild flowers.   The valley opens up below and a car park at the bottom of the Grey Mare's Tail has information panels and maps to help you plan your walk up the side of the falls.

A 100m surfaced path leads over a footbridge to a waterfall viewpoint. The surrounding terrain is rough and the hills are very steep. Great for walking and dog friendly. We welcome School and Group visits and have a parking area but as the terrain is very mountainous wheel chair access is limited.