Grab your Boots
Head over to Moffat for some of the most amazing walks here in the South West of Scotland. These iconic walks will have you wanting to come back for more. Here are just a few of my favourites, but I have a few secret ones that not only will you love, you`ll have them all to yourself. But you`ll have to come and visit for me to share them with you.
The Top 7 Beaches here in D&G
We love going to the beach, walking along the coastal paths are truly amazing. Here in Dumfries and Galloway we have some of the most breath-taking beaches and scenery than anywhere else in Scotland.
Five minutes of FAME !!!
Are you on social media, what`s the best way to keep up to date with everyday goings on?
From FaceBook to LinkedIn everyone has a favourite platform they turn to. I`m a big fan of FaceBook, Instagram and LinkedIn, but there are so many the mind just boggles. What`s your favourite?
After 13 years in retail and over 25 years as a hairdresser I decided that the everyday run of the mill was enough, David had worked for the local council for over 33 years and hated it, so we decided to sell up, pack up and move on.
We live in a fast-paced society. Walking slows us down - Robert Sweetgall
Ditch the hotel this weekend for a stay here at Dell-Mar Bed and Breakfast, with so many amazing walks a weekend just isn`t long enough. Take a hike up Grey Mare`s Tail or a gentle stroll along the river, here are my Top 4 walks you can enjoy here in and around Moffat.
But if these are not enough, we`ll point you in the right direction to some of our other favourites.
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Would you buy Milkbank house?
We love to walk and over the past few months as we`ve been in Lockdown, the only way to keep sane is to go out and about walking, after hundreds of miles you can pretty much say we have covered quite a lot of Moffat and the surrounding areas.
But the best part about exploring our wonderful countryside is stumbling across old dilapidated houses, derelict, unloved and left to Mother Nature to nurture them to the way she wants too.
The Southern Upland Way
David and I have walked a mere few miles of the Southern Upland Way and only in and around Moffat, the whole way is 214 miles and runs from Portpatrick in the South to Cockburnspath in the East. It`s classed as one of Scotland's first and only coast to coast long distance path and runs from the south-west to the north-east, there are 12 stop off routes in total all ranging from 8 miles to a strenuous 27 miles.
The route is divided into different stop offs, and we took a walk around route 6, Wanlockhead to Beattock, after doing a circular walk along the forest tracks, we started from Daer reservoir, from there you`ll come across Brattleburn Bothy where you can rest your weary legs before heading onto route 7, maintained by the Mountains Bothies Association, it`s a wee place with two log burners, table and chairs, and a few necessities to help you out if you get stuck, there is a place to sleep if your hardy enough, personally I wouldn`t, especially in the winter, I bet it`s bitterly cold, but if you want a bit more comfort you can always make your way into either Beattock or Moffat where you'll find plenty of places to stay for the night.
It`s Christmas and it`s all about the things you love and do during this festive time, even though it`s been a very tough year there will be things we do and love over the holiday period. Here are a few of my thoughts all around Christmas time, what are yours?
Grey Mare`s Tail Nature Reserve
From Moffat town take the A708 towards Selkirk, this road is full of twist and turns with spectacular views of the countryside. Passing the remarkable Craigieburn Gardens which in it`s self is worth a visit and Carrifran Wildwood, another great place to stop off, with native trees of Scotland, a beautiful place to explore, it takes about 20 minutes to arrive at the unbelievable Grey Mare`s Tail.
Susan, 51, Love discovering new and exciting adventures in Moffat.