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Sir Walter Scott Way

Dumfries & Galloway, Borders

148 km / 92 miles
A cross-country walk between Moffat in South Central Scotland to Cockburnspath on the South East Scottish Coastline and almost coincident with the Southern Upland Way, designed to add some additional interest to the longer route.

It runs through lowland valleys, by lochs and reservoirs, alongside the River Tweed and its tributaries, over several significant Borderland hills and through communities steeped in history and interest.

Along its length there are numerous connections with Sir Walter Scott, one of Scotland's greatest writers. It was indeed this countryside that inspired many of his great poems and novels, and where he spent a very large part of his life.


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Challenging
Start: NT085052 - Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway View on StreetMap
Finish: NT774711 - Cockburnspath, Borders View on StreetMap


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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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 67, 73, 74, 78, 79
OS Landranger Active 67, 73, 74, 78, 79
OS Explorer 322, 330, 337, 338, 345, 346, 351
OS Explorer Active 322, 330, 337, 338, 345, 346, 351

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Route Profile:

148.3 km (92.1 miles)
3,928 m (12,887 ft) ascent
530 m (1,739 ft)  maximum height

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