Southern Upland Way

Description

  1. Name Southern Upland Way
  2. Length of trail 341 km, 212 miles
  3. Length in days 17 days
  4. Traildino grading EW, Easy walk, nature trail

Southern Upland Way212 miles, 341 km, 17 days

Long Distance Route in Scotland

Scotland's Coast to Coast route is long and lonely. The trail is located in the deserted area south of Glasgow and Edinburgh, far from the popular Scottish Highlands.

Count on a walk of about two weeks undulating heathland. This heather is not only feeding the sheep, but also grouse. Every year, bits of land are set to fire to promote the growth of young plants which feed these birds. Other birds that you will surely see are Raven. And on the west coast you may see Gannets, large black and white birds who spectacularly dive into the sea.

Another facet that will certainly fetch your attention, are the forests. After the war, these forests were created as stiff, dull, square plots of spruce. Perhaps you will appreciate forests like these one days. Most people hate them. The foresters have knocked the wheel, and are gradually creating a more playful forests to please us. The plantations remain artificial, but remember the moorlands and grasslands are not natural either.

The path is part of the E2 European Long Distance Trail.

Select some tracks
Southern Upland Way
.Southern Upland Way - Portpatrick to Melrose, 283km
.Southern Upland Way - Lauder to Cockburnspath, 53km
.Southern Upland Way - Melrose to Lauder, 16km

Map

Southern Uplands Way

Books

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2010
  • Walking the Galloway Hills
  • A Paddy Dillon guide to walking and trekking in the Galloway Hills, southwest Scotland, UK, including Merrick, Corserine, Millfore and the Rhinns of Kells, a 5-day tour and a brief description of the Southern Uplands Way. The 33 circular day walks and 7 longer expeditions in this guidebook explore an area of rocky, heathery wilderness. Read more
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2010
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2010
  • Galloway Hills Walking
  • Revered walker Paddy Dillon’s Cicerone guide to Walking the Galloway Hills explores the south-west of Scotland and its almost unlimited access for walkers - some have described it as a walker’s paradise. The Galloway Hills provide walks that vary from gentle way-marked forest trails to strenuous bothy-based treks. The wild qualities of the... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2013
  • The Southern Upland Way
  • Guidebook for anyone planning to walk the Southern Upland Way National Trail. The coast to coast walk runs for 212 miles (341km) from Portpatrick on the west coast to Cockburnspath on the east. The walk is described in 13 stages suitable for a two-week holiday. Possibilities for shorter walks along the Way are also described. Read more
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United Kingdom
2013
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2013
  • Southern Upland Way
  • The Southern Upland Way is Alan Castle’s Cicerone guide to Scotland’s coast to coast trail. The guide covers the length of the route from picturesque Portpatrik on the west coast across the Galloway and Border Hills to finish on the east coast at Cockburnspath, south of Dunbar. The route, at 212 miles, is one of the longest National Trails... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2013
eBooks.de
Germany
2013
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2013
  • Wandelgids The Southern Upland Way | Cicerone
  • Guidebook for anyone planning to walk the Southern Upland Way National Trail. The coast to coast walk runs for 212 miles (341km) from Portpatrick on the west coast to Cockburnspath on the east. The walk is described in 13 stages suitable for a two-week holiday. Possibilities for shorter walks along the Way are also described. The best long... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2015
  • Walking in the Southern Uplands
  • Guidebook to 44 varied day walks and over 100 summits in the Southern Uplands of Scotland, stretching south-west from Edinburgh to the English border, including the Galloway and Pentland Hills. Between 2 and 29km, there is something for all seasons and all abilities in remote and rugged hill country. Read more
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United Kingdom
2015
Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • Southern Uplands Walking: 44 Best Hill Days in Southern Scotland
  • This guidebook describes 44 routes and over 100 summits stretching across the Southern Uplands of Scotland, stretching south-west from Edinburgh to the English border, including the Galloway and Pentland Hills. The walks range between 2 and 29km, suitable for walkers of all abilities. The Scottish Southern Uplands is a range that is about as... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2015
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids Walking in the Southern Uplands | Cicerone
  • This guidebook describes 44 routes and over 100 summits stretching across the Southern Uplands of Scotland, stretching south-west from Edinburgh to the English border, including the Galloway and Pentland Hills. The walks range between 2 and 29km, suitable for walkers of all abilities. The Scottish Southern Uplands is a range that is about as... Read more
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United Kingdom
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Netherlands
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2005
  • The Southern Upland Way: Official Guide - Wandelgids Schotland
  • Beschrijving van het lange afstand pad de Southern Upland Way in het zuiden van Schotland: een prachtige wandeling door onherbergzaam verlaten gebieden. Bijgevoegd een kaart met ingetekende route. Goede informatie. Opened in 1984, the Southern Upland Way was Britain´s first official coast-to-coast footpath. In its 212-mile route across southern... Read more
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Maps

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United Kingdom
  • Nithsdale, Annandale, Sanquhar and Moffat
  • Map No. 78, Nithsdale and Annandale, in the Ordnance Survey Landranger series at 1:50,000, including Moffat, Sanquhar, Lockerbie, Wanlockhead, Leadhill, Elvanfoot, Ericstane, Beattock, Newton, Johnstonebridge, Parkgate, Durisdeer, Carronbridge, Thornhill, Tynron, Penpont, Moniaive, Dunscore, Holywood, Auldgirth, Ae, Closeburn, Locharbriggs and... Read more
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  • Girvan
  • Map No. 76, Girvan, in the Ordnance Survey Landranger series at 1:50,000, including Maybole, Ballantrae, Barrhill, Heronsford, Pinwherry, Colmonell, Lendalfoot, Barr, Old Dailly, Dailly, Turnberry, Crosshill and Maidens, with Galloway Forest Park, Craigenreoch, Carrick, Penwhapple Reservoir, Loch Moan, Loch Dormal, Loch Ochiltree, Stab Hill,... Read more
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  • Duns, Dunbar and Eyemouth
  • Map No. 67, Duns, Dunbar and Eyemouth, in the Ordnance Survey Landranger series at 1:50,000, including Whitekirk, Tininghame, East Linton, West Barns, Garvald, Innerwick, Cockburnspath, Coldingham, Grantshouse, Cranshaws, Reston, Ayton, Preston, Chirnside, Paxton, Whitsome, Polwarth, Westruther and Longformacus, with the Lammermuir Hills,... Read more
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  • Lanark and Upper Nithsdale
  • Map No. 71, Lanark and Upper Nithsdale, in the Ordnance Survey Landranger series at 1:50,000, including Cumnock, Darvel, Caldermill, Drumclog, Strathaven, Blackwood, Lesmahagow, Coalburn, Douglas, Roberton, Glespin, Muirkirk, Sorn, Crawfordjohn, Abington, Wanlockhead, Dalblair, New Cumnock, Lirkconnel and Sanquhar, with the Tinto Hills, Lowther... Read more
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  • Patricia Brander 2012-10-12 17:30:58
  • Proposed windfarm right over the SUW
  • People who have walked the Southern Upland Way will be concerned that Burcote Wind are planning a huge windfarm right on top of the path on the stretch between Dalry to Sanquhar. They call the development Longburn, but it is at Stroanfreggan.

    www.Longburnwindfarm.com

    You may wish to write to them.

    Best regards

    Patricia Brander
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