The region encapsulates all that is best about walking holidays in Scotland, with all the landscapes you could want resting side by side. Acres of sky, miles of rugged coastline, sandy beaches, mysterious forests, rolling hills, tranquil lochs and room to breathe.
With over 200 miles of coastline you'll discover stunning cliff top walks or leisurely strolls along sandy beaches. Miles and miles of forest trails under natural canopies, gentle slopes or rugged hikes to the top of hills and mountains reward you with spectacular views. Taking time out to explore the region on foot is guaranteed to get you close to nature, leave you with a sense of achievement and a camera full of beautiful memories of your walking holiday.
Scotland's longest and most challenging walking route, the Southern Upland Way starts in Dumfries and Galloway. Stretching coast to coast along the south of Scotland from Portpatrick to Cockburnspath. The Southern Upland Way is a 212 mile marathon which travels through some of the most beautiful landscapes in Scotland.