Southern Upland Way
|Southern Upland Way|
|Length||212 mi (341 km)|
|Location||Southern Scotland, United Kingdom|
|Designation||Long Distance Route|
|Use||Hiking, horse riding, cycling|
The path visits Castle Kennedy, New Luce, Bargrennan, St John's Town of Dalry, Sanquhar, Wanlockhead, Beattock, St Mary's Loch, Traquair, Galashiels, Lauder, Abbey St Bathans, and Longformacus en route. The Sir Walter Scott Way shares the last five places with the Southern Upland Way. The Annandale Way running through Annandale from the source of the River Annan to the sea joins the Southern Upland Way briefly at Beattock.
John Dippie's Well
In the Lammermuir Hills, near Longformacus close to where the Way crosses the Watch Water, is John Dippie's Well. The well is marked by a carved stone "headstone" which tells that there is no sweeter water in the Lammermuir Hills. John Dippie was a gamekeeper and the reason the water was so sweet was that he added some whisky to it before the thirsty shooting parties slaked their thirsts. The "headstone" marks their appreciation.
- Borders Abbeys Way
- Pennine Way National Trail
- Roman Heritage Way
- St Cuthbert's Way
- Sir Walter Scott Way
- Long-distance footpaths in the United Kingdom
- List of places in the Scottish Borders
- Smith, Roger. The Southern Upland Way, Official Guide. Edinburgh: Mercat Press. ISBN 0-11-495170-5.
- Writing the Way - A collection of Journeys along the Southern Upland Way, published to commemorate the 21st anniversary of the route in 2005, available from the Southern Uplands Partnership http://www.sup.org.uk or from http://www.suw21.com
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