Southern Upland Way

Map of the Southern Upland Way
In the spring of 2007 we walked the Southern Upland Way, Scotland’s Coast to Coast Long Distance Path through the Southern Uplands. The journey took us 18 days, across 212 miles of Scottish countryside, and through several ranges of hills. In proper style we carried all our camping and cooking equipment for wild camping where needed. In addition to camping, we stayed in few of the bothies on route. This is the journal of our favourite Scottish long distance walk and we hope our guide inspires you to go and do it too!

Visit a specific day of the adventure:

  1. Portpatrick to Castle Kennedy
  2. Castle Kennedy to Beehive Bothy
  3. Beehive Bothy to Bargrennan
  4. Bargrennan to White Laggan Bothy
  5. White Laggan Bothy to St John’s Town of Dalry
  6. St John’s Town of Dalry to Manquhill Hill
  7. Manquhill Hill to Sanquhar
  8. Sanquhar to Wanlockhead
  9. Wanlockhead to Brattleburn Bothy
  10. Brattleburn Bothy to Beattock
  11. Beattock to Over Phawhope Bothy
  12. Over Phawhope Bothy to St Mary’s Loch
  13. St Mary’s Loch to Traquair
  14. Traquair to Galashiels
  15. Galashiels to Lauder
  16. Lauder to the Lammermuirs
  17. Lammermuirs to Abbey St Bathans
  18. Abbey St Bathans to Cockburnspath

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