6. The South­ern Up­land Way

Country Walking Magazine (UK) - - Discover -

As you may have read ear­lier in our ad­ven­tures in the Range of the Aw­ful Hand, the South­ern Up­lands are crim­i­nally over­looked among Scot­land’s trea­sures. If you want to help re­dress that sit­u­a­tion, the best way to do it is via this 212-mile epic walk. The Way runs from Port­patrick on the Rinns of Gal­loway on the west coast to Cock­burnspath on the east coast, via the Gal­loway For­est, the Lowther Hills (above), Et­trick For­est and the Lam­mer­muir Hills. There are a fair few hills en route, and the sparse­ness of pop­u­la­tion means some stretches are very long – the schlep from St John’s Town of Dalry to San­quar is just over 25 miles. But you’re likely to find it fas­ci­nat­ing – and far less busy than the West High­land Way. WALK IT: The of­fi­cial web­site is full of info; the trail is way­marked and on OS maps.

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