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St. Mary's Loch Circular

County/Area - Scottish Borders

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 7.5 miles / 12.2 km

Ascent - 700 feet / 212 metres

Grade - easy/mod

Start - OS grid reference NT238204
Lat 55.471468 // Long -3.206936
Postcode TD7 5LH (approx. location only)
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Route Outline

This walk in the Scottish Borders provides a pleasant half day circuit around St Mary's Loch which lies beside the A708 midway between Moffat and Selkirk. The loch is largest natural loch in Southern Scotland and was originally much larger with the Loch of the Lowes once an integral part of a single loch. The loch lies in a beautiful location surrounded by hills. The outward route follows a section of the Southern Upland Way before crossing to the north side of the loch for a return via St. Mary's churchyard.

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