Walking the Southern Upland Way in Dumfries and Galloway
The Southern Upland Way passes close to the hotel and there is a pick-up and set down scheme for those walkers wishing to stay with us. There is also a local initiative underway to create a path network throughout the Glenkens.
The Southern Upland Way is Britain's first official coast to coast long distance footpath. It runs 212 miles (340 kms) from Portpatrick on the south-west coast of Scotland to Cockburnspath on the eastern seaboard.
It offers superb and varied walking country, still undiscovered by many enthusiasts. The Way provides a real challenge for the experienced walker, yet some of the shorter stretches are suitable for families and the less ambitious.
The Southern Uplands have been heavily sculpted and rounded by the effects of glaciation to leave a series of gently rolling hills with occasional rocky outcrops. There are no summits above 3000ft (914m), but over 80 rise above 2000ft (610m), offering some fine hill walking.
The text was obtained from the Official Southern Upland Way miniweb on Dumfries and Galloway Council Website