The Best Treks in Scotland: Southern Upland Way

I’ve always wanted to go trekking in Scotland. What are the best paths that combine great natural scenery with history?

May 29, 2012
Outside Magazine

Southern Upland Way    Photo:Miles Away/Wikimedia Commons


The Southern Upland Way stretches 212 miles across southern Scotland, starting on the southwest coast in Portpatrick and traveling to the opposite shore at Cockburnspath. It’s a significantly less crowded but equally beautiful alternative to the renowned West Highland Way. The walk is a sampler platter of the best of Scotland's scenery—rocky shores, thick forests, sheep pastures, and old castles.

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