Grey Mare’s Tail

Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland

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About Grey Mare’s Tail

Grey Mare’s Tail is a hanging valley waterfall about 60m (200ft) high near the town of Moffat in the Dumfries and Galloway region of southern Scotland. The fall results from the flow of water from the Tail Burn, an outflow of the upland loch, Loch Skeen, as it cascades down into the Moffat Water in the valley below. It’s considered to be the fifth highest waterfall in Britain and is part of Grey Mare’s Tail Nature Reserve, owned by the National Trust for Scotland.

The land has been protected in this way because of the numerous significant habitats for wildlife and plant species of local, national and international importance. A popular walking route taking in the waterfall climbs up to the picturesque Loch Skeen, surrounded by rocky hillsides. The area is much frequented by botanists, hillwalkers and wildlife enthusiasts.

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Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland
Latitude: 55.417887, Longitude: -3.287585

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