Grey Mares Tail Nature Reserve

Grey Mares Tail Nature Reserve

Last Updated on February 19, 2024 by Suzy

Things to do at Grey Mares Tail Nature Reserve review

The Grey Mares Tail Nature Reserve is located near Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway. It is a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts and it gets its name from the 60-metre valley waterfall. The reserve is owned by the National Trust for Scotland.

You can enjoy a range of walks with some breathtaking views including one of the UK’s highest waterfalls that plunges 60 metres from Loch Skeen. You should be able to spot the effects of glacial erosion on the landscape and hopefully spot some of the abundant wildlife. Keep an eye out for ospreys, ring ouzels, feral goats and peregrine falcons.

The waterfall viewpoint is an easy 5-minute walk from the car park. There are lots of walks to enjoy in the reserve. In the summer months, they run ranger-led fossil hunts and other special events,.

FAQ and Further Information Grey Mares Tail Nature Reserve

Is there food and drink available?

There is no on-site cafe.

What are the main things to do?

A paradise for wildlife enthusiasts with one of the UK’s tallest waterfalls that is easy to enjoy views of. The nearest public toilets are 5-10 miles away.

What are the ticket prices?

*free, u003cbru003e*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *The site is free, to visit

Is there parking?

There is parking, charges apply for non-members.

When are they open?

The reserve is open all year round.

Dog friendly?

DogsĀ are welcome on a lead.

Are they accessible?

No information has been provided.


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