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Sir Walter Scott Way

148 km / 92 miles

Dumfries & Galloway, Borders
A cross-country walk between Moffat in South Central Scotland to Cockburnspath on the South East Scottish Coastline and almost coincident with the Southern Upland Way, designed to add some additional interest to the longer route.

It runs through lowland valleys, by lochs and reservoirs, alongside the River Tweed and its tributaries, over several significant Borderland hills and through communities steeped in history and interest.

Along its length there are numerous connections with Sir Walter Scott, one of Scotland's greatest writers. It was indeed this countryside that inspired many of his great poems and novels, and where he spent a very large part of his life.

Southern Upland Way publications are listed below and the SCSupport website includes details of where the route differs from the Southern Upland Way.


Path Type
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Challenging; Lake/Reservoir/Loch; Moorland; River
NT085052 - Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway
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NT774711 - Cockburnspath, Borders
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148.3 Km (92.1 miles)
3,928 m (12,887 ft) ascent
530 m (1,739 ft)  maximum height