Map key Overview map Route summary table Introduction The Southern Upland Way West to east or east to west? When to go Ways of tackling the SUW Luggage transfer and drop-off/pick-up services Accommodation Getting to and from the SUW Planning and preparation Equipment Maps Waymarking and navigation Access in Scotland Ticks Completion certificates and SUW badges A high-level alternative coast-to-coast route Using this guide The route Stage 1 Portpatrick to Castle Kennedy Stage 2 Castle Kennedy to New Luce Stage 3 New Luce to Bargrennan Stage 4 Bargrennan to the Glenkens Stage 5 Across the Glenkens Stage 6 The Glenkens to Sanquhar Stage 7 Sanquhar to Dalveen Pass Stage 8 Dalveen Pass to Beattock (Moffat) Rest day - Moffat and environs Stage 9 Beattock (Moffat) to Ettrick Stage 10 Ettrick to Traquair (Innerleithen) Stage 11 Traquair (Innerleithen) to Melrose Stage 12 Melrose to Lauder Stage 13 Lauder across the Lammermuir Hills to Longformacus Stage 14 Longformacus to Cockburnspath Appendix A Itinerary planner Appendix B Bothies along the SUW Appendix C Bibliography Appendix D Useful contacts
Alan Castle has trekked and cycled in over 30 countries and has written 18 guidebooks. He is a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild. An erstwhile national secretary and long-distance path information officer of the Long Distance Walkers Association, Alan now lives at the foot of the Moffat Hills in Scotland. Ronald Turnbull writes regularly for TGO, Lakeland Walker, Trail and Cumbria magazines. He has written many other Cicerone guides, including Walking in the Lowther Hills, The Book of the Bivvy and Not the West Highland Way.