Set among the awe-inspiring Moffat Hills in Dumfriesshire, there’s plenty to do in the area surrounding Wigwam Holidays Moffat. There is an abundance of great hillwalking and mountain biking trails around the site. Meanwhile, nearby towns make for great destinations for day trips on rainy days or when you’d like to go out for dinner and a spot of shopping and sightseeing.
Enjoy outdoor living
Due to its fabulous, remote location, this Scottish Borders glamping site is the perfect spot for some unplugged outdoor living. Whether you’re hiker, a biker or just want to stretch your legs a bit, the gorgeous countryside around Wigwam Holidays Moffat has the perfect nature walk in store for you.
The Grey Mare’s Tail Nature Reserve is just a 10-minute drive from the site and offers a variety of great walks with breath-taking views. The nature reserve is also home to the Grey Mare’s Tail waterfall, taking a 60m plunge down the mountainside from Loch Skeen. You can also spot a wide variety of rare flora and fauna on the trails here.
Another beautiful spot for some outdoor living is St Mary’s Loch, the largest natural loch in the Borders. The area surrounding the loch is excellent for walking and mountain biking. It’s also rich with history and was once a firm favourite of literary figures such as Sir Walter Scott and James Hogg.
The night skies above the Moffat Hills are also a sight to behold. Far from the city lights, you can enjoy a truly dark night sky in this part of Dumfries & Galloway. Take advantage of this fact with some stargazing during your visit.
Located a 45-minute drive from Wigwam Holidays Moffat, the historic town of Dumfries offers a great variety of things to do for a fun day out. You can visit Dumfries Museum to find out more about the area’s rich past from its Roman inhabitants and admire the oldest working camera obscura in Scotland.
Dumfries was also home to Bobert Burns for the last eight years of his life, and Scotland’s national poet is everywhere around the town. You can visit the poet’s mausoleum, have a drink at one of his favourite pubs (The Globe Inn) and visit the Robert Burns Centre and Robert Burns House, where he wrote his most famous poems and died at the young age of 37.
It’s not just history and poetry buffs who’ll enjoy a day out in Dumfries, though. Kids will love a visit to Dalscone Farm Fun, with its host of adorable farm animals, huge outdoor soft play area, trampolines, pedal karts and more. Dino Park is another favourite for little ones. This soft play park has an exciting dinosaur theme sure to get the kids excited.
Take a day trip to Carlisle
It takes a little under an hour to drive to the English town of Carlisle from Moffat. Here, you can immerse yourself in 2000 years of history and admire the outstanding natural beauty that the area is famous for. Few things combine these two things better than a walk along the famous Hadrian’s Wall, a testament to Britain’s Roman past and a Unesco World Heritage Site.
Visit the 11th century Carlisle Castle to learn more about the history of the various power struggles between England and Scotland. You can even visit the turret where Mary Queen of Scots was held captive by her English cousin, Queen Elizabeth I. The Carlisle Cathedral is also well worth a visit. After you’ve had your fill of history and architecture, head to one of the town’s many eateries for a bite to eat before heading back to your glamping site.