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Foot and Mouth Disease : 11th August 2001 :
The Scottish Executive temporarily closed the Southern Upland Way and all other public footpaths on 27 February 2001 to reduce the risk of this animal disease spreading.

The following sections have been re-opened. Other sections are under weekly review, so bookmark the site and come again. :-

  1. The stair and path up from Portpatrick Harbour north to the Portpatrick Golf Course
    (see The Way section 1). The rest of the Dumfries and Galloway section of the Way remains closed.
  2. The Borders Region section of the Southern Upland Way is now open
    From Ettrickhead stile on the Borders and Dumfries and Galloway boundary east towards Over Phawhope Bothy
    (see The Way section 10) to the end at Cockburnspath (see The Way section 16).
    You are recommended to start from the car park at Over Phawhope Bothy and walk eastwards.

Please do not cross cultivated or grazing land, even by a path, until further notice, and avoid all farm livestock (cattle and sheep)
Most non-walking visitor attractions in Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders Regions are open for business as usual.

Official Information Websites : Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAFF)
| National Farmers Union | Department of Environment, Transport & Regions | Dumfries and Galloway Council | Scottish Borders Council | Visit Scotland | English Tourism | D&G Tourist Board | Scottish Borders Tourist Board

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Welcome to the officially-recognised and most comprehensive website available for facts about the Southern Upland Way and its array of adjacent short walks. Enjoy exploring the wealth of information throughout the following pages. These will provide you, the outdoor enthusiast, with the information you need to make the most of your time here in Southern Scotland. Whether you're taking on the full 212 miles of this great walk or just looking for a relaxing short walk, the answers are here. Come and enjoy Scotland's best kept secrets.

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Added to Southern Upland Way Server on 28th June 2000.
Site last updated 9th July 2001.