The hill walking straight out of Mosspaul is excellent, and challenging but rewarding. The views from the tops stretch for miles, with the Solway Firth and the Lake District clearly visible on one side and the Border country, Lothians and Pentland Hills on the other. Strong walking boots are recommended, plus a compass and map reading skills as there are few paths and the going can be rough. If you like a more structured walk then it is only a few miles drive to join the Abbey Way or the Southern Upland Way as well as a host of other well marked walks in both the Scottish Borders and Dumfries and Galloway. The website Let's Go for a Walk and the book Walks in the Borders have a host of walks described clearly in them, but if you are looking for something more challenging, why not try The Vertical Challenge, which starts and ends at our own front door.
Mosspaul is self-catering, but if you wish to kick back and let someone else do the work, for example for a special birthday dinner, then we can provide catering from here. Our menus are simple but tasty and we can cater for most special dietary needs. Whether its a cooked breakfast, a packed lunch to take on a walk or a three course waited dinner, we are more than happy to provide for you. If you wish to use your own caterers we are also happy to accommodate them. Most of our guests prefer to cook for themselves, and the commercial kitchen is well equipped for catering for large numbers, with a cupboard fridge, a large catering oven, grills and microwaves, freezers and toasters, even breadmakers to ensure that your catering experience is as stress free as possible.
Mosspaul is situated on the A7 Edinburgh to Carlisle road in the Scottish Borders. It is set in an area renowned for walking, fishing, shooting, stalking, cycling and other country pursuits. It is ideal as a base for an active holiday or a relaxing break.
The sleeping accommodation at Mosspaul is simple and comfortable with beds for up to 22 people as follows :
Bedroom 1 - Double en suite
Bedroom 2 - Double en suite
Bedroom 3 - Twin en suite
Bedroom 4 - Family room with double en suite and triple bunk*
Bedroom 5 - Family room with double en suite and triple bunk*
Two additional triple bunks* are available in the downstairs veranda for groups of over 16 people.
*All bunk beds are standard 3ft size and suitable for adults.
Mosspaul is a great venue to host your work meeting, social gathering, courses and special events like birthday, stag /hen nights and parties or as a base from which to explore the Scottish Borders. The function areas include a bar (kegs can be provided), comfortable lounge area with log burner, sun room / reading area and media room with 11ft cinema screen with DVD player, Wii and Freesat TV.