Southern Upland Way 5: Sanquhar to Wanlockhead

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This short stage crosses scenic moorland to the interesting old mining district along Wanlock Water, where it is worth spending some time exploring.


Paths and tracks, some short steep sections and can be muddy in places. Care needed with navigation on the highest sections when misty.

Public Transport

Buses to both Wanlockhead and Sanquhar which also has a train station.


Sanquhar. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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