SUW News

Improvements to Bothys

Dumfries and Galloway Council have finished working on two of the bothies on the western section of the Southern Upland Way; the Beehive and The Chaulk Memorial Bothy / Polskeoch. Many improvements were made at the Beehive to make the stay of path users more comfortable, and new windows, doors, guttering, and internal painting was carried out at the Chaulk Memorial / Polskeoch bothy.

 

The New Horde

All 13 Hoard Winner coins have now been found! Each lucky winner got a £100 voucher for a local outdoor equipment shop.

In remote, secret places in The Southern Uplands of Scotland, sculptured kists can be found. These are the legacy of Waymerks, named after the hand-minted coins with which they were filled. Now the kists contain a new treasure.

Find out more here

High Minniwick Diversion June 2016

Owning to reports of an unsafe bridge on a section of the Southern Upland Way near to High Minniwick, East of Bargrennan and North of Newton Stewart, a temporary diversion has been put in place.

The diversion will remain in place until the bridge is inspected and repairs carried out. Please follow any guidance on site provided by the Forestry Commission Scotland.

Route News

Forestry operations at Earl’s Hill to the south of St Mary’s Loch NT252187. A minor diversion around the edge of the forest will be in place, please follow guidance notices and waymarking.