The Southern Upland Way is Scotland's Coast-to-Coast Walk and the longest of the National Trails north of the Border. It runs for 212 miles (341km) from picturesque Portpatrick on the west coast across the Galloway and Border Hills to finish on the east coast at Cockburnspath south of Dunbar. On the way, it passes through remote and romantic country and visits many of the locations associated with Scotland's often turbulent past. Dalry, Sanquhar, Wanlockhead (Britain's highest village), Moffat, Galashiels, Melrose and Lauder are all staging posts en route. The guidebook divides the walk into thirteen stages of varying length that will fill a two-week walking holiday in this relatively unknown area of Britain. The 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 Way are also fully discussed. The guide is packed with information on the many places of interest passed en route and the historical connections are thoroughly discussed.
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