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Central Scottish Way

E Dunbartonshire, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Midlothian, N Lanarkshire, Northumberland, Borders, W Lothian

235 km / 146 miles
An old route providing a link from Scotland to England across the Scottish Borders. This route commences from the start of the West Highland Way and taking in some of the Glasgow Walkways/Cycleways reaches initially the Union Canal and subsequently the Forth & Clyde Canal to Edinburgh using the towpaths wherever possible. It then strikes south meeting with the Southern Upland Way at Lauder and the Pennine Way via Dere Street at Black Halls just north of Byrness. The Glasgow Walkways which include the Clyde Walkway and Kelvin Walkway (both of which are included on OS mapping) cater for many other links being achieved.

The route's main publication is no longer in print but secondhand copies are still available


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Average Gradients
Start: NS534796 - Easter Carbeth, Strathbane, E Dunbartonshire View on StreetMap
Finish: NT779015 - Low Byrness, Northumberland View on StreetMap

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Walking the Central Scottish Way  (Mainstream Publishing  - 1996 )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 64, 65, 66, 73, 74, 80
OS Landranger Active 64, 65, 66, 73, 74, 80
OS Explorer 16, 42, 338, 339, 342, 345, 348, 349, 350, 351
OS Explorer Active 16, 42, 338, 339, 342, 345, 348, 349, 350, 351

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Route Profile:

234.1 km (145.5 miles)
3,472 m (11,391 ft) ascent
506 m (1,660 ft)  maximum height

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