Southern Upland Way (Lauder to Longformacus)
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
Lauder to Longformacus
There are a few short sections of path that riders should avoid riding through in wet weather and when the ground is soft.
Park Hill (east of Wanton Walls at NT 555490). Gate in dyke 100 metres east along dyke from stile.
Blythe Water (NT 568506). If burn is in spate continue along track on west side of burn to Braidshawrig and rejoin SUW by crossing burn at steading.
Hunt gate before Blythe Water bridge and the next 2 gates are electrified, take care to use insulated handles when moving electric wire.
Scoured Rig (NT 577512). Use gate in fence line 300 metres north-east of stile.
Scoured Rig (NT 580514). Use gate 100 metres south along dyke from stile.
Cockburnspath, Abbey St Bathans
Traquair, Yair Forest