Countryside rangers operate along the whole length of the Way. They are responsible for day-to-day maintenance of the footpath, waymarkers, stiles, boardwalks and bridges, as well as the overall development of the route.
They know their sections of the Way very well and can give you information and guidance on planning your route.
For specific information and advice or if you encounter any problems on a particular section of the route please contact the relevant ranger service.
For more general information and leaflets please contact the Scottish Borders Council Ranger Service.
If you have a general enquiry or request you can also email us an enquiry using the enquiry link on the home page.
Western Section – Portpatrick to Ettrick Head (east of Beattock at NT 172064)
Dumfries and Galloway Council Ranger Service
Tel: 01387 260000
Eastern Section – Ettrick Head to Cockburnspath
Scottish Borders Council
Access and Countryside
Newtown St Boswells
Melrose TD6 0SA
Tel: 01835 826750
Dumfries & Galloway Council
Tel: 01387 273987
DGC Countryside Ranger Service
The Dumfries & Galloway Council Countryside Rangers promote general access to the countryside and its interpretation, in particular to those parts of the region where visitor pressure is greatest.
SBC Countryside Ranger Service
The Scottish Borders Council Ranger Service promote general access to the countryside and its interpretation.
Scottish Countryside Rangers Association
SCRA Online is designed as a one stop point of call for Rangers looking for information on Rangering in Scotland and also as a gateway for members of the public and business sector that may want information on the work that Countryside Rangers do.
The Southern Uplands Partnership
This is a charity active across the south of Scotland. The organisation aims to support activities and projects which enhance local communities and aspires to improve the quality of life with sustainable activity across the Southern Uplands. The Partnership believes strongly in the potential of the Southern Upland Way to positively contribute to these aims. The charity regularly supports the development of the Way and the project, South of Scotland Countryside Trails.