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Scottish Borders


Covering about 1800 hundred square miles, the area of southern Scotland known as the Scottish Borders stretches from the rolling hills and moorland in the west of the country, through gentler central valleys to the rich agricultural plains of the east, and on to the rocky Berwickshire coastline with its secluded coves and picturesque fishing villages.

Walking here is excellent at any time of year. The region offers 68 mountains and tops in excess of 2000ft, the highest being Broad Law (2754ft).

The Southern Upland Way is Scotland’s Coast to Coast walk and the longest of the National Trails (known as official long distance routes in Scotland) north of the Border. Opened in 1984 it covers a total distance of 212 miles through the Scottish Borders from Portpatrick on the west coast to Cockburnspath in Berwickshire.

 

(Photo from 'The Southern Upland Way')

Useful websites:
www.southernuplandway.com
www.scotways.co.uk (Scottish Rights of Way and Access Society)
www.outdooraccess-scotland.com

Tourist Information:
www.visitdumfriesandgalloway.co.uk
www.scot-borders.co.uk
www.dumgal.gov.uk

Cycling:
www.7stanes.gov.uk

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Transport:

Mountain Rescue:
www.gallowaymrt.org.uk
www.moffatmrt.org.uk
www.bordersar.org.uk




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