Baggage transfer is often asked about on the Southern Upland Way. Some of the SUW accommodation providers below are happy to provide this service, and we are very grateful for their continued support. They tend to have extensive knowledge of the SUW. What more could you want? Fed, bed, and your luggage dealt with. Between them, they can cover the entire 214 mile route.
Here is a list of known accommodation providers, west to east, who offer such services, and the areas they are prepared to cover. All offer baggage transfer to your next B&B and a person collection service from the main Southern Upland Way. Prices vary depending upon the provider and the service requested, so be sure to make arrangements when booking to stay.
Further information of all providers can be found below the table. All providers can offer Baggage Transfer to your next B&B as well as Vehicle Support dropping you off and collecting you from the main route of the Southern Upland Way.
|Section of the SUW covered||Portpatrick to Clatteringshaws Loch||Clatteringshaws Loch to Sanquhar||Sanquhar to Moffat||Moffat to Ettrick||Moffat to Traquair / Innerleithen||St Mary Loch to Lauder||Lauder to Duns / Longformacus||Lauder to Cockburnspath|
|Provided by …||Nadav’s Shed|
2. Murphay’s Taxis
|Hopetoun Arms Hotel & Bunkhouse||Summerlea House B&B||Gordon Arms Hotel||Cleikum Mill Lodge||The Black Bull Hotel||Greenhope B&B|
|Town or Village||New Luce||1. Castle Douglas|
|Leadhills (near Wanlockhead)||Moffat||Near St Marys Loch||Innerleithen||Lauder||Near Duns|
|Telephone Number||01581 600 350||1. 01556 502551|
2. 079619 77691
|01659 742 34||01683 221 471||01750 822 61||07790 592 747||01578 722 208||01361 890 242|
Portpatrick to Clatteringshaws
Nadav’s Shed – New Luce
Only 5 minutes by foot off the main route is Nadav`s Shed, which is a dry camping facility and can offer pickup and drop off services from the start of the route in Portpatrick through to Clatteringshaws Loch (Cicerone guide pg 38 – 75), as well as onward baggage transfer to your next B&B. Call 01581 600 350
Click for more info; Nadav’s Shed, New Luce
Bargrennan to Sanquhar
Currently we are relying on 2 taxi firms to fill the hole here. 1 is based in 10 miles off route in Castle Douglas, while the other is based on the route of the Southern Upland Way in Sanquhar. Call them up, say it is just to move baggage to your next SUW B&B, and they should be happy to help.
Sanquhar to Moffat
Hopetoun Arms Hotel – Leadhills
Only 5 mins by car off the Southern Upland Way, they offer pickup and drop off services as far as Moffat or Sanquhar. Baggage to Sanquhar £20, and to Moffat £30. Walker collection service from Wanlockhead £10 there and back, or to Over Fingland £30 there and back. Call the Hotel on 01659 74234 for further information and availability of this service. Wanlockhead to Over Fingland (Cicerone SUW 2018, Pgs 98-103)
Click for more info; Hopetoun Arms Hotel and Bunkhouse
Moffat To The Ettrick Valley
Summerlea House B&B – Moffat
Based in the heart of Southern Uplands town of Moffat, just off the main SUW route, Summerlea House B&B is located in the town’s quiet conservation area just behind the high street. They can travel as far as the Ettrick Valley and will collect from the top of the Crooked Road near Earshaig, Beattock.
Prices start £35 per group for baggage transfer to your next accommodation at St Mary’s Loch, or £40 up into the Ettrick Valley. While vehicle support return / drop off is £10 from Earshaig, Beattock, Dumcrieff Bridge or Craigbeck. 01683 221471
Click for more info; Summerlea House B&B
Moffat to Traquair / Innerleithen
Gordon Arms Hotel – Near St Mary’s Loch
The Gordon Arms is an old coaching Inn nestling in the Yarrow Valley in the Scottish Borders and offers services to Traquair or Moffat (Cicerone 2018 pg 112 – 143).
Baggage transfer starts from £20 depending on destination. Walker collection and drop off service starts from £15 return to Glen Cafe at St Mary’s Loch. Call the hotel for more information about these services and other pickup points 01750 82261
Click for more info; Gordon Arms Hotel
St Marys Loch – Lauder
Cleikum Lodge – Innerleithen
Cleikum Mill is a modernized character building providing versatile self catering accommodation in Innerleithen and can cater for group sizes from 1 – 12 people. We are situated 2km from the SUW in Innerleithen, and offer their services as far east as Lauder and west to St Mary’s Loch with a room booking at Cleikum Lodge. Prices start from £30 (Cicerone guide book pages 134 – 162)
Some of the options are on our web site and can be added to your room booking. Contact Cleikum Lodge on 07790 592747
Click for more info; Cleikum Mill Lodge
Lauder to Duns / Longformacus
The Black Bull – Lauder
The Black Bull is a recently refurbished coaching inn, which is ideally situated on the Southern Upland Way in Lauder.
Baggage transfer is offered by the Black Bull usually from Lauder to Duns/Longformacus, (Cicerone 2018 Guide book pgs 161-170), which is a minimum £10 charge per traveller, and an additional £5 per traveller thereafter. Any equivalent distance would be the same for East to West walkers, and any car pick ups would be based on distance/time of day etc, and should be arranged in advance. Speak to Mandy or Clark at the Black Bull about these additional services and room bookings, on 01578 722208.
Click for more info; The Black Bull Hotel
Lauder – Cockburnspath
Green Hope B&B, Near Duns
Just across the river from the Southern Upland Way, Green Hope B&B near Duns, offers accommodation for weary walkers. They are happy to offer services as far as Cockburnspath in the East, to Lauder in the West (Cicerone Guide SUW 2018, pgs 163 – 178).
Baggage transfers to and from Green Hope B&B: Lauder £35.00, Cockburnspath £25, Longformacus £10
Return Vehicle drop off points for walkers – Longformacus £10, Abbey St Bathans £10, or other points along the route by arrangement e.g. Cockburnspath
Phone direct to: 01361 890242 or check their web site: www.greenhope.co.uk Discount for direct bookings of 10% for first person for first night.
Click for more info; Greenhope