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.

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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

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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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  • Colchester, Halstead & Maldon OS Landranger Map 168 (paper)
  • Colchester, Halstead and Maldon area, including part of the E2 European Long-distance Path, on a paper version of map No. 168 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 physical edition of the map, each Landranger title... 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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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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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
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  • Cheviot Hills - Jedburgh & Wooler OS Explorer Active Map OL16 (waterproof)
  • The Cheviot Hills on a detailed topographic and GPS compatible map OL16, waterproof 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... Read more
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2018
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2018
  • Southern Upland Way
  • 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 with Cockburnspath, a little south of Dunbar, in the east. The walk is at times a strenuous one, crossing the remote high moorland of the Galloway Hills,... Read more
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Netherlands
2018
  • Wandelgids The Southern Upland Way | Cicerone
  • 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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  • Thames Estuary, Rochester & Southend-on-Sea OS Landranger Map 178 (paper)
  • Thames Estuary with Rochester and Southend-on-Sea, including a section of the North Downs Way / E2 European Long-Distance Path, on a paper version of map No. 178 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 physical... Read more
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  • Oxford, Chipping Norton & Bicester OS Landranger Active Map 164 (waterproof)
  • Oxford area, including sections of the Thames Path and the E2 European Long-distance Path, on a waterproof and tear-resistant OS Active version of map No. 164 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 physical edition... Read more
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  • Peterborough, Market Deeping & Chatteris OS Landranger Map 142 (paper)
  • The area around Peterborough, Market Deeping and Chatteris, including the Fens of the North and Middle Levels with part of the E2 European Long-distance Path, on a paper version of map No. 142 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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  • Ely, Wisbech & Downham Market OS Landranger Active Map 143 (waterproof)
  • Cambridgeshire around Ely, Wisbech and Downham Market, including part of the E2 European Long-distance Path, on a waterproof and tear-resistant OS Active version of map No. 143 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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Maps

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  • 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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  • St Cuthbert`s Way Harvey National Trail XT40
  • St. Cuthbert`s Way, a 100km / 62.5 mile route from Melrose in the Scottish Borders through the Northumberland National Park to the Holly Island of Lindisfarne, presented at 1:40,000 on a GPS compatible, light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services. The route is shown on six panels, with additional small street plans of... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart St Cuthbert's Way | Harvey Maps
  • St. Cuthbert's Way, a 100km / 62.5 mile route from Melrose in the Scottish Borders through the Northumberland National Park to the Holly Island of Lindisfarne, presented at 1:40,000 on a GPS compatible, light, waterproof and tear-resistant map from Harvey Map Services. The route is shown on six panels, with additional small street plans of... Read more
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  • FB WKE2 La Palma
  • Dubbelzijdige wandel- en vrijetijdskaart • toeristische tips • stadsplattegronden • fietspaden en mountainbikeroutes • GPS-punten • ski- en langlaufroutes Read more
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Belgium
  • FB WKE2 La Palma
  • Dubbelzijdige wandel- en vrijetijdskaart • toeristische tips • stadsplattegronden • fietspaden en mountainbikeroutes • GPS-punten • ski- en langlaufroutes Read more
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2010
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2010
  • St Cuthbert`s Way
  • St Cuthbert`s Way, a 100km /62 miles trail from Melrose Abbey in the Scottish Borders to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, presented by Rucksack Readers in handy A5 size, spiral-bound, waterproof guide with mapping at 1:100,000. Coverage includes a high-level option over the Cheviot Hills.The guide provides general advice on when to go,... Read more
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Netherlands
2010
  • St Cuthbert's Way
  • Follow the footsteps of St Cuthbert in this easy-going walk of 62 miles (100 km) from Melrose Abbey in the Scottish borders to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne in the North Sea. The route passes many fine abbeys, hill forts and castles, includes a section of Roman road and finishes with the barefoot Pilgrims' Path across tidal sands. The walk can... Read more
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Belgium
2010
  • St Cuthbert's Way
  • Follow the footsteps of St Cuthbert in this easy-going walk of 62 miles (100 km) from Melrose Abbey in the Scottish borders to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne in the North Sea. The route passes many fine abbeys, hill forts and castles, includes a section of Roman road and finishes with the barefoot Pilgrims' Path across tidal sands. The walk can... Read more
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Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids St. Cuthbert's Way | Rucksack Readers
  • St Cuthbert's Way, a 100km /62 miles trail from Melrose Abbey in the Scottish Borders to the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, presented by Rucksack Readers in handy A5 size, spiral-bound, waterproof guide with mapping at 1:100,000. Coverage includes a high-level option over the Cheviot Hills.The guide provides general advice on when to go,... Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
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  • 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
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