Ring of St Mary's Loch

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Set in a remote location half way along the Selkirk to Moffat road, St Mary's Loch ranks amongst the most attractive lochs in the Borders. Recently opened paths enable walkers to make a complete circuit of the loch with only short sections on the road - a fine walk. The route as described here includes a couple of detours to visit an old kirkyard and a ruined tower house - these could be omitted if required to reduce the length of the walk by 2.5km or so.


Waymarked grassy paths, tracks and short stretches of road verge.

Public Transport

None to start.


James Hogg monument car park, south end of St Mary's Loch. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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