Local Area

We are ideally situated here at The Old Stables with so much being on our doorstep.  We are on the southern upland way route and can be a welcome rest to tired walkers and the M74 is only 300 yards away we can make a perfect overnight or dinner stop for those travelling North or South.

Moffat (2.1miles)

Moffat is a vibrant, bustling small town offering the warmest of Scottish welcomes.  It boasts a museum, theatre, art gallery and plenty of independent shops including the home of the famous Moffat Toffee.  There is a number of events held throughout the year including the classic car rally, gala week, south of Scotland tennis championships and the hallow window walk.

Lockerbie (15 miles)

The town of Lockerbie has an agricultural past and was once home to Scotlands largest lamb market.  It has an ice rink which often hosts curling events.  Plenty of shops and cafes and not forgetting the Dryfesdale cemetery on the outskirts of the town which has a memorial garden that is a fitting and touching tribute to the victims of the 1988 Lockerbie air disaster.

Dumfries (19 miles)

The historic market town of Dumfries is well worth a visit.  The town boasts one of Scotlands oldest bridges as well as Greyfriars church (the site of the monastery where Robert the Bruce committed his infamous murder of John Balliol).  Dumfries was also home to Robert Burns in his final years.

Edinburgh (53 miles)

The compact hilly capital of Scotland it has shops, bars and cafes with Michelin starred restaurants and some rich and sometimes hidden history that surrounds your every step.

St Marys Loch (17 miles)

St Mary’s Loch is the largest natural loch in the Scottish borders and is situated on the south side of the a708 road between Selkirk and Moffat.

The southern upland way

The southern upland way is Britain’s first official coast to coast long distance footpath.  It runs 214 miles from Portpatrick on the south-west coast of Scotland to cockburnspath on the eastern seaboard.  It offers superb and varied walking and can be a real challenge even for the most experienced walker yet some of the shorter stretches are suitable for families and the less ambitious. The Old stables at Beattock is conveniently located along the route and perfect for a refreshing, comfortable and warm overnight stay along the way.