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Southern Upland Way: Day Nine

6th May 2013 – Beattock to St. Mary’s Loch: 21.3 miles, 3,310 feet “Happy is the man who has acquired the love of walking for its own sake” W.J. Holland

More trees across the path
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Southern Upland Way: Day Eight

5th May 2013 – Wanlockhead to Beattock: 20.0 miles, 3,578 feet “My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing” Aldous Huxley – English Author (1894

Following the track down into Wanlock valley
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Southern Upland Way: Day Seven

4th May 2013 – Sanquhar to Wanlockhead: 8.2 miles, 1,973 feet “All walking is discovery. On foot we take time to see things whole” Hal Borland – American Author &

Downhill across some wet and soggy moorland into Sanquar
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Southern Upland Way: Day Six

3rd May 2013 – Nether Holm to Sanquhar: 15.1 miles, 2,002 feet “After a day’s walk, everything has twice its usual value” George Macauley Trevelyan – British Historian (1876 –

Stone arch and trig point on Benbreak
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Southern Upland Way: Day Five

2nd May 2013 – St. Johns Town of Dalry to Nether Holm: 14.9 miles, 2,873 feet “One may walk over the highest mountain, one step at a time” John Wanamaker

Loch Dee
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Southern Upland Way: Day Four

1st May 2013 – Bargrennan to St. Johns Town of Dalry: 25.4 miles, 3,099 feet “It is good to collect things, it is better to take walks” Anatole France –

The Beehive Bothy in Laggangarn
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Southern Upland Way: Day Three

30th April 2013 – New Luce to Bargrennan: 18.8 miles, 1,809 feet “The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they

The track on Kilhern Moss
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Southern Upland Way: Day Two

29th April 2013 – Stranraer to New Luce: 14.0 miles, 1,046 feet “Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into

Lighthouse at Killantringan
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Southern Upland Way: Day One

28th April 2013 – Portpatrick to Stranraer: 9.5 miles, 1,320 feet “Of all the exercises, walking is the best” Thomas Jefferson – American President (1743 – 1826) The Harbour House

Rocky headland in Portpatrick harbour
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Southern Upland Way: Day Zero

27th April 2013 – Travel to, and arrival in Portpatrick “I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want

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Kit List

Originally written: Monday, April 1st, 2013 This section covers my kit for the Southern Upland Way. I’m carrying all my own gear for this trip, but as I’m not camping,

Using the Lorg Trail to avoid the tops
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Originally written: Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 Most of my long walks take place in late April / early May. There are good reasons for that, not least that this is

The splendid view across Loch Dee
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The Route

Originally written: Sunday, March 24th, 2013 Choosing a route along a prescribed National Trail may seem like a pointless exercise, or rather the re-enactment of a task that has already

House O'Hill Hotel in Bargrennan
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Originally written: Thursday, December 20th, 2012 With the route planned at a high level and the number of stops determined by things like how far I can reasonably walk in

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Navigation & Maps

Originally written: Saturday, March 23rd, 2013 As there is no Trailblazer guide for the Southern Upland Way I had to look elsewhere for a guide book this year. With hindsight

Southern Upland Way sign
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Initial Planning

Originally written: Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 Now that the actual path has been selected, I can start making some initial plans for the walk. Typically these early strokes on the

There are some wonderfully crusty old way markers on the SUW
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The Path

Originally written: Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 What is the Southern Upland Way? The Southern Upland Way is the only official Coast to Coast path in the UK, it’s also Scotland’s