Dumfries and Galloway Council have launched a new website for the Southern Upland Way. The new site includes more information than ever before. This will make it easier to plan an expedition on the long distance trail.
The Southern Upland Way is Scotland’s coast to coast long distance path. It runs across 214 miles of superb and varied country, still undiscovered by many. Starting from Portpatrick on the south west coast and finishing at Cockburnspath on the east
The new website provides all the information that people will need to walk, cycle, run or ride the route. A new interactive map shows the locations and details of hotels, B&Bs, and campsites. It also shows food shops, places to get outdoor equipment, cafes, pubs, tourist attractions and the great many fascinating historical sites along the route.
The new site also has a selection of short walks and rides for people of any ability level. These vary from 3 miles to 10 miles and have starting points along the Southern Upland Way
Rob Davidson, chair of Dumfries and Galloway Council’s Economy and Resources Committee said:
“As one of Scotland’s Great Trails the Southern Upland Way brings people from across the world to Dumfries and Galloway. The new website will help people to find the best B&Bs, hotels, cafes and shops along the route and will benefit the whole of the region. In its entirety it’s a challenging route but it also provides fantastic shorter walks; on Sunday I walked a short part of the route near Glentrool, which made for a relaxing and enjoyable afternoon in stunning scenery. Whether it’s an expedition to take on the full route or a shorter walk to one of its many beauty spots, the Southern Upland Way has so much to offer.”
Archie Dryburgh, vice chair added: “Dumfries and Galloway has some of the most spectacular scenery in Scotland. Locals and tourists alike use the Southern Upland Way to get out and enjoy it. This website will encourage even more people to use the route which will be fantastic for the economy of the region.”
Dumfries and Galloway Council is also developing a new long distance route, the Rhins of Galloway Coast Path. The website for this will be launched soon.
You can find the new Southern Upland Way website at www.southernuplandway.org