A group of summits within the central Southern Uplands, the Moffat Hills form a triangle bounded by the Rivers Tweed and Annan in the west, the Talla and Megget Waters in the north and the Moffat Water in the southeast. The highest peak is the rounded mass of White Coomb (821m / 2693 feet), which represents the fourth-highest summit in the South of Scotland. The boundary between Dumfries & Galloway and the Scottish Borders follows the spine of the range - a ridge from Hart Fell (808m / 2651 feet) in the west including Hartfell Rig (739m / 2424 feet), Firthhope Rig (800m / 2624 feet), Firthybrig Head (763m / 2513 feet) and finally Lochcraig Head (801m / 2627 feet) in the northeast. The boundary then descends into Moffat Dale.
Popular with hill-walkers, the Moffat Hills were designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest in 1956. Further, they represent a Grade 1 Nature Conservation Review site and have also been designated as a Special Area of Conservation (SAC).