Southern Upland Way (Gattonside to Lauder)
About This Route
The Southern Upland Way runs from Portpatrick in Dumfries and Galloway in the west of Scotland to Cockburnspath in Scottish Borders in the east of Scotland. It is a coast to coast route through southern Scotland and one of Scotland’s Great Trails. The Scottish Borders section of the route has had gates installed where none existed before to improve multi-use access. However there are some sections of path which are unsuitable in wet weather or when the ground is soft and there are a small number of locations where access may still be difficult or impossible for horses and these are outlined below
Gattonside to Lauder
NB. Most of this section of route is along farm tracks or firm grass paths, with some short sections on public roads. There are numerous gates across the track, at least some of which you will need to dismount to open and close, and in some places bridle gates adjacent to or just along the fence from the original wooden ladder stiles, but there are no physical obstructions to multi-use access.
Cockburnspath, Abbey St Bathans
Melrose, Morebattle, Harestanes