Southern Uplands

Description

The sparsely populated southern part of Scotland is located south of the line Edinburgh - Prestwick and north of the English border. In this empty space, quite a few long distance trails are laid out. The most important of them is the Southern Upland Way, traversing the entire distance from coast to coast. The mountains may be not as high as in the Highlands, they are wild and remote nevertheless.

Opinions

Rate 9.0 | 1 vote | No 3. in United Kingdom
  • Aaron Barnes
  • Rate 9
  • Positive A much neglected part of Scotland, usually only travelled through by those heading much further North. An area that has few walkers while containing some very fine routes indeed. While not as rugged and spectacular as the Highlands, the area certainly has its attractions with plenty going on at the major centres. 5 long distance routes exist here, including the only official coast to coast!
  • Negative The area is really the beating heart of the timber industry in Scotland, great if you like conifers! Forestry Commision land however is open to the public and is a great amenity for all oudoor enthusiasts. Much of Southern Scotland, especially in the M74 corridor, is being taken over by wind farms, changing the landscapes for ever. The issue is emotive, but there is a need for green energy.
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Photo Albums

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Trails in this region

Books

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2012
  • Walking the Corbetts Vol 1 South of the Great Glen
  • Walking the Corbetts describes routes up all 112 Scottish Corbetts (Scotland's 2500-2999ft mountains) south of the Great Glen, covering the Southern Uplands, Southern Highlands, Cairngorms, Jura and Arran. These Scottish hills are every bit as interesting as the Munros, and often clear when the Munros are in cloud. Part of a 2-volume set. Read more
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2012
  • Corbetts Walking Vol 1: South of the Great Glen
  • Walking the Corbetts Volume 1: South of the Great Glen guide from Cicerone Press describes in 95 routes the most interesting ascents of the 112 peaks south of the Fort William - Loch Ness - Inverness line, including the Southern Highlands, Southern Uplands and the islands of Jura and Arran.The Corbetts are Scottish mountains between 2500 and... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2012
  • Walking the Corbetts Vol 1 South of the Great Glen
  • Walking the Corbetts describes routes up all 112 Scottish Corbetts (Scotland's 2500-2999ft mountains) south of the Great Glen, covering the Southern Uplands, Southern Highlands, Cairngorms, Jura and Arran. These Scottish hills are every bit as interesting as the Munros, and often clear when the Munros are in cloud. Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2018
  • The Southern Upland Way
  • Guidebook to the Southern Upland Way, a coast to coast walk through Galloway and the Scottish Borders. One of Scotland's Great Trails, the 347km (215 mile) route links Portpatrick on the west coast to Cockburnspath on the east, through diverse landscapes and rich natural and historical interest. It can be completed in around a fortnight. Read more
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2018
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2018
  • Wandelgids The Southern Upland Way | Cicerone
  • Uitstekende wandelgids van de Southern Upland Way, waarbij naast alle noodzakelijke informatie ook gebruik gemaakt wordt van de echte topografische kaart. The Southern Upland Way is Scotland's coast-to-coast walk and the longest of the nation's Great Trails. 215 miles long, it links the pretty harbour village of Portpatrick on the west coast... 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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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
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2015
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United Kingdom
  • Pilgrimage: The Great Pilgrim Routes of Britain and Europe
  • Shortlisted for a 2018 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award.Ten historic pilgrim routes of Western Europe, inspiration for today`s long distance walker. Pilgrimage in Europe is thriving on a massive scale. In 1990 the cathedral at Santiago de Compostela recorded less than 5000 pilgrims: today that figure is at least 200,000 a year. Author Derry... Read more
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  • Cheviot Hills - Jedburgh & Wooler OS Explorer Map OL16 (paper)
  • The Cheviot Hills on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map OL16, paper version, from the Ordnance Survey’s 1:25,000 Explorer series. Coverage includes Jedburgh, Woolmer, part of the Northumberland National Park, the peaks of The Cheviot, Corby Pike, Cold Law, Scrathy Holes and Windy Gyle, Catcleugh Reservoir, sections of the Pennine Way... Read more
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  • Canterbury, East Kent, Dover & Margate OS Landranger Map 179 (paper)
  • Eastern Kent with Canterbury, Dover and Margate, including sections of the North Downs Way and the E2 and E9 European Long-Distance Paths, on a paper version of map No. 179 from the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger series at 1:50,000, with contoured and GPS compatible topographic mapping plus tourist information.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: As well as the... Read more
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  • North York Moors Western OS Explorer Map OL26 (paper)
  • The western part of the North York Moors National Park on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map OL26, paper version, from the Ordnance Survey’s 1:25,000 Explorer series. Coverage extends from Ampleforth in the south northwards to Saltburn-by-the-Sea, and from Ingleby Arncliffe to Danby, Castleton and Hutton-le-Hole, and includes... Read more
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  • Aldershot, Guildford, Camberley & Haslemere OS Landranger Map 186 (paper)
  • Aldershot and Guildford area, including the northern part of the South Downs National Park and a section of the North Downs Way / E2 European Long-distance Path, on a paper version of map No. 186 from the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger series at 1:50,000, with contoured and GPS compatible topographic mapping plus tourist information.MOBILE... Read more
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  • Kettering, Corby, Market Harborough & Stamford OS Landranger Map 141 (paper)
  • The area around Kettering, Corby, Market Harborough and Stamford, including Rockingham Forest and part of the E2 European Long-distance Path, on a paper version of map No. 141 from the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger series at 1:50,000, with contoured and GPS compatible topographic mapping plus tourist information.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: As well as the... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 141 Landranger Kettering and Corby | Ordnance Survey
  • Zeer goede detailkaart met topografische ondergrond. Hierop zijn toeristische symbolen van bezienswaardigheden ingetekend, daarnaast staan bijvoorbeeld campings en jeugdherbergen vermeld en - voor wandelaars het belangrijkst - alle right of way paden en Lange afstands Wandelpaden zijn er op te vinden. De ideale kaart voor het wandelen in... Read more
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Luxembourg North
  • One of two topographic survey maps of Luxembourg at 1:50,000, with contours at 10-metres intervals and additional relief shading. An overprint highlights long-distance footpaths, including the GR5 (E-2), cycle routes, and various places of interest, including campsites. The map covers an area of approximately 53 x 43 km / 33 x 27 miles. Map... Read more
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  • Luxembourg South
  • One of two topographic survey maps of Luxembourg at 1:50,000, with contours at 10-metres intervals and additional relief shading. An overprint highlights long-distance footpaths, including the GR5 (E-2), cycle routes, and various places of interest, including campsites. The map covers an area of approximately 53 x 43 km / 33 x 27 miles. Map... Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • St Cuthbert's Way Walking Holiday
  • A cross-border, self guided walking tour along St Cuthbert's Way. St Cuthbert’s Way is a historical self-guided walking tour through the Scottish Borders and Northumberland countryside. It finishes with a memorable walk across coastal flats to spectacular Holy Island, one of Europe’s most famous Christian sites. During your adventure, you will... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Borders Abbeys Way Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • A Self-Guided Circular Walking Holiday from Jedburgh. What better way to experience this less trodden area of the Scottish Borders than on foot. This wonderful 68 mile circular walk passes through the four great Abbeys from the 12th Century - Jedburgh, Melrose, Dryburgh and Kelso. Although only ruins today, a wealth of history dates back to the... Read more
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