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Dumfries & Galloway

Grey Mare’s Tail Nature Reserve

One of Scotland’s favourite waterfalls takes a spectacular 60m plunge into the valley below

Planning your visit

Parking is £3 (free for members). The car park is surfaced with gravel. There are interpretation panels and a trailer (seasonal) in the car park.

The weather can change dramatically, even in summer. Warm, waterproof clothing and walking boots with good grip are essential.

The nearest public toilets are 5 miles to the north-east at St Mary’s Loch or 10 miles to the south-west in Moffat.

Dogs must be kept on a short lead or under close control at all times.

Use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) at Grey Mare’s Tail: amateur drone operators must seek and receive permission from the Property Manager before flying an unmanned aerial vehicle at Grey Mare’s Tail. All requests from commercial operators must go via the Trust’s Filming Manager to Drone operators (both commercial and amateur) must have public liability insurance in place and provide insurance details on application.

For more information about planning your visit please see our frequently asked questions.

If you’d like to speak to us we can be contacted by email: or telephone 07713 786230.


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Accessible parking
App or audio guide
Dogs welcome
Free member parking
Pay & Display
Wheelchair access

Opening times

Grey Mare’s Tail
Open all year, daily

Entry prices

Grey Mare’s Tail
One adult family

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £50


  • The car park is surfaced with gravel.
  • A 100m surfaced path leads over a footbridge to a waterfall viewpoint.
  • The surrounding terrain is rough and the hills are very steep.

We have an ongoing programme of accessible content development. Detailed accessibility guides for the most visited Trust places are available on our Accessibility pages as well as links to useful resources.

We’d love you to visit the Euan’s Guide website to review the accessibility of Trust places and tell us (and others) what’s good and where we need to do better.