about mosspaul

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 through Gary Moore Catering.  The 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, to ensure that your catering experience is as stress free as possible.

The sleeping accommodation at Mosspaul is simple and comfortable with beds for up to 19 people as follows :


Bedroom 1 - Double en suite

Bedroom 2 - Double en suite

Bedroom 3 - 2 double bunk beds ensuite

Bedroom 4 - Family room with double en suite, with adjoining room with triple bunk*

Bedroom 5 - 2 triple bunks* with 2 showers ensuite.


*All bunk beds are standard 3ft size and suitable for adults.

*Our ensuites have recently been upgraded with walk in shower cubicles.  The ensuite in Room 4 has a bath with a shower over


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,and Freesat TV. ‚Äč We have the necessary connections for Games Consoles.

sleeping accommodation

hillwalking base

as a venue

Mosspaul is situated on the A7 Edinburgh to Carlisle road in the Scottish Borders, between Hawick and Langholm. It is set in a rural area renowned for farming and is ideal for walking, cycling and other country pursuits. Mosspaul makes a great base for an active holiday or a relaxing break.

Catering options