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North of Moffat is a lot of panoramic hill scenery. Eight kilometers (5 miles) northwest is a sheer-sided 152m-deep (500-ft.), 3km-wide (1 3/4-mile) hollow in the hills called the Devil's Beef Tub, where cattle thieves (reivers) once hid their loot. This hollow is of interest to geologists because of the way it illustrates Ice Age glacial action, and it makes for a good day hike in the quiet countryside. To reach it, walk north from Moffat along the Annan Water Valley Road, a rural route with virtually no automobile traffic. In 6.5km (4 miles), the road will descend a steep slope whose contours form an unusual bowl shape. No signs mark the site, but you'll know it when you get there.

Northeast along Moffat Water, past 818m-high (2,684-ft.) White Coomb, is the Grey Mare's Tail, a 61m (200-ft.) hanging waterfall formed by the Tail Burn dropping from Loch Skene; it's part of the National Trust for Scotland.

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