The Southern Upland Way is so much more than a coast to coast long distance route. The natural and historical heritage that can be experienced and learnt about in the South of Scotland is fascinating. All along the Way are communities dedicated to providing high quality services and attractions.

The library is your portal to all the additional information you may be interested in while you visit the South of Scotland.

Geology, history, art or the native flora and fauna of the area; we hope this section provides you with resources for discovering more about your special interests.

The Links page contains a comprehensive list of information providers, services, attractions, projects, initiatives and further items of interest in Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders. Please take some time to try these links. The South of Scotland is rich with things to do, see and experience in addition to your planned walk.

Click one of the subject areas in the drop down menu above to access the information.

One of the most popular and requested booklets is our Western Section Short Walks Booklet. To download it is free, but copies can be purchased from the Western Section Rangers for £3 which includes postage. A covering note and cheque can be written out to Dumfries & Galloway Council and sent to;

Southern Upland Way Ranger, Abercromby Road Industrial Estate, Abercromby Road, Castle Douglas. DG7 1LH

western short walks on the southern upland way available here