Although St Mary’s Loch can be considered slightly remote – it is a beautiful location which is very rewarding to visit.
Below are links to help you plan your visit.
The Gordon Arms
The Gordon Arms is an old coaching Inn nestling in the Yarrow Valley. It was a favourite haunt of James Hogg, Sir Walter Scott and even Robert Burns was said to have stopped here.
- Visit the Gordon Arms website
The Glen Cafe
The Glen cafe offers beautiful views over the loch whilst you relaxing in comfortable surroundings. Fresh food individually prepared to order. Open for all day breakfast, a varied lunch menu and home cooking and baking a speciality. Hot and cold drinks and ice cream. Popular with cyclists and bikers.
Whilst we love sailing – we are the first to admit that the wonderful countryside around St Mary’s offers other great outdoor activities. Below are some links giving you ideas on what you can do when there is no wind:
- Visit the Grey Mare’s Tail Nature Reserve
- Visit Bowhill Estate
- Cycle the Borderloop
- Walk the Southern Upland Way. More info on the route here.
- Mountain bike at Glentress or at Innerleithen
- Other activites in the Ettrick and Yarrow Valleys
There are three major towns located within 15-30 mins drive from the club: