With so much space to explore it would be rude not to! Take in Scotland’s magnificent landscapes from the treetops at a climbing centre or as you canter along on horseback. Top up your survival skills on a bushcraft course or learn how to build a raft. You’ll be the next Bear Grylls before you know it.
Plan a stay with us and get back into the wild.
CyclingGear up for a challenge
Push those pedals just a little bit harder, the area around Moffat is known for its steep hills, but remember the payoff - the view from the top! Seasoned mountain bikers will love the challenging trails - Moffat is close to National Cycling route 74. But there are gentler options down country lanes for casual riders and little legs too. Hire bikes from Kayantic if you didn’t bring them.
Horse ridingA countryside canter
Prefer trotting to walking? Climb up on a horse and conquer the landscape however rocky the path. Reach beauty spots that may otherwise be beyond reach, and make a new four hoofed friend in the process. Lochill Equestrian Centre, an hour’s drive from Moffat, offers group lessons or treks for adults and children aged five years and up. They’ll provide a hat that meets current safety standards.
HikingGet ready to roam
Moffat Manor was made for those who are happiest in their hiking shoes. You only have to open the door to your holiday home to find lakes and woodlands alive with wildlife, inviting you to explore. Moffat town itself was the first in Scotland to earn ‘Walkers are Welcome’ status, which means more facilities for walkers in the local businesses, and a big range of walking routes.
GolfingPerfect your swing
Wheel that golf cart amidst the splendour of the Southern Upland hills at Moffat Golf Club. Take your time over the 18-hole moorland course, often referred to as “the jewel in the South“, the course is known as one of the region’s most scenic. The views speak for themselves, but to top them off you’ll find good eating, a bar and a games room in the clubhouse.
FishingTime for a bite
Sit back in your folding chair, listen to the hum of bees or the distant mewl of a buzzard, hold your rod, wait, and try not to nod off. Or maybe just do! Moffat Manor is set in a fisherman’s paradise with many spots to try out in the local area, such as the Green Frog which offers bait and fly fishing, and expert tuition if needed. If it’s peace you’re looking for (and perhaps a trout or two), Moffat is just the right place.
Canoeing & KayakingBrave the white water
Picture the scene: you’re sitting in kayak on a loch, the many shades of green from the surrounding hills reflecting back off the placid water. It’s the ideal way to appreciate the beauty of the Scottish landscape. Kayantics offer beginner kayaking courses on St Mary’s loch for groups of all ages, but also offer bespoke white water courses if you’re up for some adrenaline. All equipment is provided.