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The Southern Upland Way Official Guide

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NameThe Southern Upland Way
DescriptionOfficial Guide
AuthorRoger Smith
Published byMercat Press
Opened in 1984 the Southern Upland Way was Britain’s first official coast-to-coast footpath. In its challenging 212 mile route across Southern Scotland from Portpatrick on the west coast to Cockburnspath on the east, the path traverses a remarkable variety of scenery, from high hills to fertile glens, from farmland to forestry. On the twentieth anniversary of the opening of the way, a major re-launch is in progress, organised by Scottish Natural Heritage and the local councils of the areas crossed by the route. The Southern Upland Way is to be heavily promoted in 2005 and the republication of the Official Guide will play a key role in reviving interest in this magnificent trail. In this edition a new approach is taken to the way; the route is broken down into short sections which can be walked in a weekend, with a detailed map to accompany each section.

'This beautifully illustrated and practical walkers' companion sets out everything a visitor can expect to find along the way to Cockburnspath on the Borders' east coast, including places of interest and historical facts.' Dumfries and Galloway Standard
'An excellent book containing lots of information and interesting facts.' Strider
'With the inclusion of the short walks, the author presents a perfect opportunity for you to savour the superb landscape of the Southern Upland Way.' Strider
'…indispensable for anyone longing to get out. Including two closely detailed full-colour maps, it provides a useful guide to this most popular area.' Scotland in Trust
'…beautifully illustrated…' John Muir Trust Journal
Roger Smith is an experienced walker and writer. He was the editor of TGO magazine for nine years and has written many books on the outdoors.