Southern Upland Way 6: Wanlockhead to Beattock

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Reaching the highest point and crossing the midpoint of the Way this is a significant stage. Much of the route is on high rolling hills with great views, then path through forest before final road descent to Beattock.


Mainly paths and tracks, can be very boggy in places with some steep sections. On the high ground care is needed with navigation, especially in mist.

Public Transport

Bus at Wanlockhead, bus from Beattock.


Wanlockhead. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

Hillwalking in Winter

Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Skills page for basic information on the essential skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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