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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Trails in this region

Books

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2017
  • The North Downs Way
  • Guidebook to walking the North Downs Way National Trail, a 130 mile (208km) trail between Farnham and Dover, with an optional visit to Canterbury. Following the ancient Pilgrim's Way for much of the way, through pleasant countryside, this is one of the easier National Trails and the walk is described over 11 stages. With 1:25K OS map booklet. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2017
  • The North Downs Way
  • A guidebook to walking the North Downs Way National Trail, a 130 mile (208km) walk between the high downland of Farnham and the historic city of Dover on the Kent coast, with an optional visit to Canterbury. The route is described in 11 stages, and is fully illustrated with colour photographs and OS map extracts. The North Downs Way is one of... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2017
  • The North Downs Way
  • Guidebook to walking the North Downs Way National Trail, a 130 mile (208km) trail between Farnham and Dover, with an optional visit to Canterbury. Following the ancient Pilgrim's Way for much of the way, through pleasant countryside, this is one of the easier National Trails and the walk is described over 11 stages. With 1:25K OS map booklet. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2017
  • Wandelgids The North Downs Way | Cicerone
  • Uitstekende wandelgids van de North Downs Way, waarbij naast alle noodzakelijke informatie ook gebruik gemaakt wordt van de echte topografische kaart. inclusief gidsje met routekaarten van 1:25000 A guidebook to walking the North Downs Way National Trail, a 130 mile (208km) walk between the high downland of Farnham and the historic city of... Read more
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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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United Kingdom
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
2013
  • Walking the Corbetts Vol 2 North of the Great Glen
  • The guidebook describes walking routes up all 109 Corbetts north of the Great Glen (Scotland's 2500-2999ft mountains). From Ardgour to Cape Wrath including Knoydart, Applecross and Torridon, as well as Mull, Rum, Harris and Skye. For walkers who want interesting routes up these spectacular and lesser-known hills. Part of a 2-volume set. Read more
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United Kingdom
2013
  • Walking the Corbetts Vol 2 North of the Great Glen
  • The guidebook describes walking routes up all 109 Corbetts north of the Great Glen (Scotland's 2500-2999ft mountains). From Ardgour to Cape Wrath including Knoydart, Applecross and Torridon, as well as Mull, Rum, Harris and Skye. For walkers who want interesting routes up these spectacular and lesser-known hills. Part of a two-volume set. 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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United Kingdom
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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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2013
  • The Southern Upland Way
  • Guidebook for walking the Southern Upland Way National Trail. This Scottish 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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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
The Book Depository
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
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
2010
  • Walking the Galloway Hills
  • A guidebook to 33 circular day walks and 7 longer expeditions in the Galloway Hills, including Merrick, Corserine, Millfore and the Rhinns of Kells, a 5-day tour and a brief description of the Southern Uplands Way. Explore an area of rocky, heathery wilderness, much of which is designated as the Galloway Forest Park, with almost unlimited access. Read more
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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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United Kingdom
2010
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2016
  • St Oswald's Way and St Cuthbert's Way
  • This guidebook describes two long-distance trails through Northumberland and the Borders. St Oswald's Way runs 97 miles from Heavenfield near Hadrian's Wall. St Cuthbert's Way is 62 miles from Melrose. Both routes pass through Northumberland National Park and follow part of the Northumberland Coast Path to meet at Holy Island. Read more
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United Kingdom
2016
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids St Oswald's Way and St Cuthbert's Way | Cicerone
  • Uitstekende wandelgids die in etappes de route nauwkeurig beschrijft. This guide describes two long-distance trails through the unspoilt scenery of Northumberland and the Borders. St Oswald's Way begins at Heavenfield and its 97 miles take in rolling farmland and the Simonside Hills before reaching the vast sandy beaches of the coast. The 62... Read more
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2013
  • Scotland
  • A comprehensive handbook covering the finest walks, scrambles, climbs and ski tours in Scotland, with a variety of wild landscapes ranging from the Southern Uplands to the great granite plateaus of the Cairngorms and jagged arêtes of the Cuillin on the Isle of Skye. All the information the independent mountain lover needs for any activity. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2013
  • Scotland Mountain Range Guide
  • Cicerone’s Scotland Mountain Range Guide is full of route and practical information for the independent mountain lover, whether with a view to walking, climbing, scrambling or ski touring in terrain such as the Southern Uplands, the great granite plateaus of the Cairngorms and the jagged arêtes of the Cuillin hills on the Isle of... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2013
  • Scotland
  • A handbook covering the finest walks, scrambles, climbs and ski tours in Scotland, with its variety of wild landscapes ranging from the Southern Uplands to the great granite plateaus of the Cairngorms and jagged arêtes of the Cuillin hills on the Isle of Skye. All the information the independent mountain lover needs for any activity. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2010
  • Wandelgids Scotland | Cicerone
  • Als je wilt wandelen in Schotland is dit het ultieme naslagwerk. A resource book covering the finest walks and climbs in Scotland, with its variety of wild landscapes ranging from the Southern Uplands to the great granite plateaus of the Cairngorms to the jagged arêtes of the Cuillin hills on the Isle of Skye. Whatever activity you are planning... 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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  • Wandelkaart 168 Landranger Colchester, Halstead & Maldon | 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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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Ely, Wisbech & Downham Market OS Landranger Map 143 (paper)
  • Cambridgeshire around Ely, Wisbech and Downham Market, including part of the E2 European Long-distance Path, on a paper 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 physical edition of the map, each... Read more
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  • Wandelkaart 143 Landranger Ely & Wisbech, Downham Market | 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 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
Stanfords
United Kingdom
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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2010
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Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids St. Cuthbert's Way | Rucksack Readers
  • Lange afstandswandelgids van de St. Cuthbert's Way wandeling. Wandelgids met kaarten en beschrijving. op waterbestendig papier, in spiraalbinding. 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 winds... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • St. Cuthbert`s Way: Melrose to Holy Island
  • 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
  • Handige, stevige kaart (waterproof) van de St. Cuthbert's Way in Schotland. Met uitsnedes van deze 100km lange route. Bevat v eel extra informatie. Information on finding accommodation, camping, food. Directions to the start. Also Ranger Service contact numbers and enlargements of towns/villages showing facilities available and tips on weather... Read more
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Walking holidays

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
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • St Cuthbert's Way
  • 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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