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Edited: 27th March 2020

M74 Junction 21 A dog walk to one of the Bruce's caves, Scotland


An opportunity to visit Robert the Bruce's cave. Or one of them. It's a pleasant 35 minute stroll with the dog through a valley, and the cave does boast a commanding view.

This walk lies between this junction and Gretna Green Services (the next exit going south), and if you stop for refreshments in Gretna Green village the hotel is splendidly dog-friendly.


Refreshments at Gretna Green Services.

Car park at Bruce's Cave Caravan and Camping site with small parking charge. Entry to the cave payable for adults. Dog bins in car park and at the end of the walk. Note: dogs must be on leads in the small caravan site.  The Caravan site is part of the Cove Estate and off the B7076 going north.


Length of dog walk: 30-40 minutes

From the car park by the mounted medieval warrior take the path to the left of the reception building. This is a well made fenced path which leads through woodland down to a small river. To have a look at Bruce’s famous cave, take a short detour signed to the right and the cave is a few meters beyond the sign, accessed by a wooden footbridge. Then carry on downhill to the river and turn left to follow the river downstream on a grassy track leading through a meadow. Hot dogs will probably enjoy a wade in the river here. Just before a rickety bridge turn left to follow the path uphill. The path emerges at the far side of the caravan/camping park (dogs on leads here) and continues back to the car park.

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Edited: 27th March 2020. The details of this listing may have changed, and though the Driving with Dogs team do our best to confirm the accuracy of every listing, we cannot guarantee that the details are fully up to date and accurate. If you know that any aspect of this listing is incorrect, please suggest an edit to let us know.