Event Updated: Graptolites at Dobs Linn

Please note a change of date to

2nd September

Leader John Robson

Field Information

CGS Risk Assessment Dobs Linn 2023

National Trust for Scotland Car Park Grey Mare’s Tail NT 186145

Small charge unless NTS/NT member

A708 very limited roadside parking NT 196 154

Travelling from the South – Head North on M6 > M74 to Moffat. Follow signs for Selkirk on A708 North-East for 10 mile. Grey Mare’s Tail NTS car park on lhs.

Depending on numbers, it may be possible to car share and reduce the walk-in, by parking on the roadside – 100m from the Linn.


Rough fell-side, stoney ground, crossing small streams, potentially slippery in wet weather. Walking stick may be advantage. Option to clamber short distance up a very steep grass slope for closer view of the Ord/Sil Boundary ‘Golden Spike’.

1.5ml out-and back route (3ml total)  with 350ft ascent

Attendees are advised to dress appropriate for Scottish hills with changeable weather possible. Advise waterproofs & warm clothing to be carried.

Bring packed lunch.

The site is in a narrow mountain gorge. No facilities are available. Nearest café/toilets are at Moffat, or the Glen Café, at St. Mary’s Loch (may have limited opening) 5 mile toward Selkirk.