White Coomb by the Grey Mare's Tail

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White Coomb is the highest of the Moffat hills. This circular hillwak is the classic approach, heading up past the spectacular Grey Mare's Tail to beautiful Loch Skeen. It then encounters some tough going before reaching the tops at Lochcraig Head. From here broad ridges are followed arouFnd to the summit of White Coomb.


Pitched stone footpath to Loch Skeen, but heavy going across boggy moorland beyond. From Lochcraig Head the route has easier going along broad, boggy ridges before a final steeper descent. There is a burn crossing which may give difficulty after heavy rains.

Public Transport

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Grey Mare's Tail car park. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Hillwalking in Winter

Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Skills page for basic information on the essential skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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