Southern Upland Way Long Distance Path Directory
The beautiful remote Southern Uplands
The Southern Upland Way is Scotland's Coast to Coast walk. At 212 miles it is a demanding long distance footpath, the recommended time to complete being 15 days. The route offers superb and varied walking from walking alongside rivers and lochs to climbing over a mountain pass. There are many interesting places to visit on the walk like Castle Kennedy, Traquair House and Melrose Abbey. The Way, if attempted as a complete route, provides a real challenge for the experienced walker. Many sections, taken as smaller units, provide ideal walking opportunities for families and the less ambitious walker.
Open Source Maps
The best web sites for General Information and Planning:
Southern Upland Way
This is the government's official dedicated web site for the walk and it provides detailed information on the walk with each stage reviewed. It also provides a full range of services for planning your walk.
Useful site with lots of information on the walk.
The best web sites for Guided Walking:
Southern Upland Way Holidays
This web site provides detailed information on the walk and it provides a full range of services for planning your walk.
The web sites that organise accommodation and/ or baggage transfer:
specialists in self-guided walking holidays on the Southern Upland Way including carefully selected accommodation and door-to-door bag transfers
Walking Support offer walkers independent advice, planning, booking, luggage
transfer and support transport for self led and guided walks, or any combination of these services that is required by the walker. They
cover the Southern Upland Way comprehensively as well as other Scottish and Borders long distance trails.
Full range of walking services provided for the
Southern Upland Way.
Full assistance service in planning the walk.
The best web sites for you to plan your accommodation:
S H Systems
Excellent range of accommodation. Just type in the location to bring up a list of accommodation in the area. You can sort by price, postcode or rating.
Southern Upland Way
The most complete web listing of accommodation for the walk.
The best personal journals of the walk:
Patrick von Noort
A good daily journal of the walk. Patrick also adds useful information.
A journal of the walk with each individual stage described.
Excellent journal with lots of supplementary advice on planning, etc.
The essential sites for safety advice and emergency services:
Practical walking advice on keeping safe including a guide to map reading, navigation and a detailed list of the essential gear required on a long distance walk.
Mountain Rescue UK
You may need them so take their advice.
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Postscript: My walk reports are not route guides and should not be treated as such. They are written with personal reflections of my walks)