This is night No.25/2019 of living in my caravan. Now at the Moffat C&CC Site, in the town of Moffat in Dumfries and Galloway.

The weather forecast looked not bad, and I was keen to get away in the van again, before the next Bank Holiday. I haven't stayed on this site before, but I've always been keen to try it. Because it's only a couple of miles off the M74, I think it's used mainly as a bit of a stop-over, which is a shame really as Moffat is a nice place to visit with some good walking available nearby.

I've been to Moffat a couple of times. I 'walked' here when doing the Southern Upland Way, and I stopped here at the hotel on a work trip down south.

It's a surprisingly busy site. A lot of coming and going around 1 til 2pm.

Took the dogs a walk to see what we could find. A path from the site leads behind 'Moffat Mill' and towards Station Park.

A nice old fashioned park with a big pond.

And a swan.

Crossed the main road and followed a riverside trail along the River Annan. Quite a few different way-marked trails. Moffat from the path.

The old bridge which carries the Edinburgh road over the river. It has been replaced by an adjacent modern bridge.

A good long path with a few dog walkers enjoying the mild afternoon.

Looking at the River Annan from the bridge.

Headed up along the road into Moffat to make a circular walk. This is the now closed 'St Marys' Free Church.

The main square in Moffat. A traditional wide borders affair.

The 'Moffat Ram' and the Moffat Hotel in the background where I stayed a good few years ago.

The skinniest hotel in the world, apparently.

Off the square are a few narrow streets with fine old traditional shops. I noticed one which sold honey, so I must return!

Returned to the van, and after completing the unpacking and setting up, took a short drive from the site to walk at Craigieburn Hill, a FC site with a 3 mile way-marked route.

A good circular walk, and despite the rain was quite interesting. Some very old walls amongst the trees and what looked liked the remains of an old croft?

The weather was not bad today, but was a bit showery in the early evening. Forecast to improve over the next day or so.


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