Located in the Southern Uplands it is immediately to the south of Tinto, one of the highest points in the locality. The Garf Water, a tributary of the River Clyde, runs through the village.
The village has hosted the Tinto Folk Music Festival. Wiston Lodge is a former Victorian Hunting Lodge built in the 1850s set in a 55-acre (22 ha) estate. It is now a venue for team-building activities including programmes leading to John Muir Awards.