The Southern Upland Way is Scotland's first and only official coast-to-coast long distance route, running across the country from the Atlantic Ocean to the North Sea. From Portpatrick on the west coast the route runs 341 kilometres to Cove and Cockburnspath on the east coast.
This stage is probably the longest and one of the most exposed sections of the whole walk, much of it across open moorland. The rewards are fine views and the feeling of remoteness and solitude. There are some minor roads where vehicle pick-ups could be arranged.
26 mile hike on the Southern Upland Way from Dalry to Sanquhar.
We got dropped off at Dalry on Friday and spent Friday night camping at Newfield Farm.
On Saturday we walked about 16 miles to Polskeoch bothy (about 9 miles from Sanquhar) where we had to share the bothy with a dutch couple. Sunday, walked the last 9 miles to Sanquhar where we got picked up.
Watch the video above to get an idea of what the route is like.
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