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Walk the Southern Upland Way with a Cicerone guidebook

Cover of The Southern Upland Way
Availability
Reprinted
Published
5 Feb 2013
ISBN
9781852844097
Edition
First
Size
17.2 x 11.6 x 1.5cm
Weight
290g
Pages
208
1st Published
27 Jun 2007
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The Southern Upland Way

by Alan Castle
Book published by Cicerone Press

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.

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Description

The best long distance walking trails have two characteristics that make them great: a succession of dramatic landscapes coupled with a broad selection of interesting places to visit along the way. The Southern Upland Way, Scotland’s Coast to Coast walk and the longest of the National Trails north of the Border scores highly on both.

The guidebook divides the walk into thirteen stages of varying length that will fill a two-week walking holiday. This long distance walk is at times a somewhat strenuous one, but advice is given on how all the longer stages may be broken down into shorter, more manageable sections.

Possibilities for shorter walking holidays along the Southern Upland Way are also fully described. The guide is packed with information on the many places of interest passed en route and the historical connections are thoroughly discussed.

  •  The Way is described in thirteen stages – suitable for a two-week walking holiday
  •  West to east route description
  • Seasons
    April to October, with spring and autumn recommended. In winter accommodation is closed, and it becomes a backpacking route.
  • Centres
    Dalry, Sanquhar, Wanlockhead (Britain’s highest village), Moffat, Galashiels, Melrose and Lauder
  • Difficulty
    Waymarked trail, but navigation skills needed. Only for suitably equipped and experienced backpackers in winter.
  • Must See
    Castle Kennedy Gardens, Wanlockhead Lead Mining Museum, Traquair House, Melrose Abbey, Thirlestane Castle and gardens
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Contents

Contents
Introduction
The Southern Upland Way
Which way to go: west to east or east to west?
What time of year to walk the Trail?
Ways of tackling the SUW
Luggage transport and drop-off/pick-up services
Accommodation along the SUW
Getting to and from the SUW
Planning: what to do before you leave home
Equipment
Maps
Navigating along the SUW
Access in Scotland
SUW information leaflets and boards
The E2
Ticks
Completion certificates and SUW badges
A High Level Alternative Coast to Coast Route
Notes on using this guidebook
Trail Guide
Stage 1 Portpatrick to Castle Kennedy
Stage 2 Castle Kennedy to New Luce
Stage 3 New Luce to Bargrennan
Stage 4 Bargrennan to St John's Town of Dalry
Stage 5 St John's Town of Dalry to Sanquhar
Stage 6 Sanquhar to Wanlockhead
Stage 7 Wanlockhead to Beattock (Moffat)
Rest Day Moffat and environs
Stage 8 Beattock (Moffat) to Tibbie Shiels (St Mary's Loch)
Stage 9 Tibbie Shiels (St Mary's Loch) to Traquair (Innerleithen)
Stage 10 Traquair (Innerleithen) to Melrose
Stage 11 Melrose to Lauder
Stage 12 Lauder across the Lammermuir Hills to Longformacus
Stage 13 Longformacus to Cockburnspath
 
Appendix 1 Bothies along the SUW
Appendix 2 Bibliography
Appendix 3 Useful addresses, telephone numbers and websites
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