View Full Version : A708 Moffat - Selkirk Road at the Grey Mares Tail waterfall

23-06-2011, 12:31
This is a very beautiful location and is two car parks owned by the National Trust for Scotland. There is a pay and display machine, however payment is discretionary and not compulsory.

The main car park has a visitors centre which is staffed 24/7 during the nesting season and you can watch Peregrine Falcons nesting during the seasons. Good mountain walking. The waterfall is the tallest in the UK and the water is drinkable all year round.

Main Car Park Lat/Long 55.417591, -3.28728

Secondary Car Park Lat/Long 55.417981, -3.28662

23-06-2011, 22:36
Thanks :)

Added to the POI database.



02-05-2013, 14:52
Please can anyone tell me whether these two parks are still OK? Thanks.

02-05-2013, 14:59
Yes, they've also rebuilt the road just north of here which collapsed recently in the heavy rains! You may find a little later in the year as the Peregrine Falcons get into breeding that the National Trust office is manned 24/7 by a member of RSPB who monitors the cameras covering the nests, ask nicely and you may get to see them up close.

Just north of here near to St Mary's Loch there is a toilet block on the left side of the road, last time I was by it had an outside tap, worth checking and seeing if its still available for filling up.

02-05-2013, 21:47
Thanks torwood, hoping to head that way next week. Have a look at Moffat, view the falls, head up towards St. Mary's loch and Meggat reservoir. Would also like to overnight in the picnic area at Meggat.Then maybe Peebles.Hopefully won't be as busy as this long weekend.

02-05-2013, 22:05
We were at St Marys/Loch of the Lowes Sept last year, I can't remember if there were an outside tap, I think there was a sign in toilets stating water was not drinkable, I may be thinking of somewhere else thought, so be prepared?

The sign you see on Gmap link Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll=55.471934,-3.202665&spn=0.006689,0.01929&t=m&z=16&layer=c&cbll=55.471869,-3.206798&panoid=V_USlj0wgM79gDF6wvJ-WA&cbp=12,150.33,,1,17.54) does state, no over night parking. Just ignore sign, you will have no problem at all, I can assure you of this.


03-05-2013, 15:01
does state, no over night parking. Just ignore sign, you will have no problem at all, I can assure you of this.


You will not be bothered by anyone I'm sure but depending on the size of your rig you might find ground clearance an issue as you go on and come off the grass by the lochside... just take care.

the nearby Tibbie Shiel pub has pitches with elec etc but the facilities (showers mainly) were "rough" when we stopped there last year. at that time we thought we might as well camp wild as stay on their site...

K ;)

03-05-2013, 15:08
Thanks Vanterrier and Runnach. Hmmmm, we are about 21 feet long and have an overhang so will have to be careful.