Baggage Transfer


Minchmoor © Keith Robeson

Minchmoor © Keith Robeson


Baggage Transfer

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.

Portpatrick to Clatteringshaws

Nadav’s Shed – New Luce

The Southern Upland Way skirts around the village of New Luce but it has close ties.

Contact Harry or 01581 600 350 for baggage transfer and vehicle support prices, and availability of this service.

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.

For more info on Nadav’s shed click the link Nadav’s Shed, New Luce

Bargrennan to Sanquhar

Brockford B&B – Dalry

Based in the Southern Upland Way town of Dalry, they can offer collection from Clatteringshaws and Stroanpatrick pickup points (Cicerone 2018 SUW guide book, pg 75 and 82). Brockford can also arrange a service from Loch Dee and Lorg and as far as Bargrennan and Sanquhar and baggage taken to your next B&B. Please call Ronnie (01644 430512) for the cost and availability of this service, as prices vary depending on the service requested.

For more info on Brockford B&B click the link Brookford B&B

Sanquhar to Moffat

Hopetoun Arms Hotel – Leadhills

Only 5 mins by car off the Southern Upland Way, they offer pickup and drop off services on and off the route, as well as onward baggage transfer to your next B&B in either Moffat or Sanquhar. Baggage to Sanquhar £20, and to Moffat £30. Vehicle backup service from Wanlockhead £10 there and back, or to Over Fingland £30 there and back. Call the Hotel and ask for Rab on 01659 74234 for further information and availability of this service. Wanlockhead to Over Fingland (Cicerone SUW 2018, Pgs 98-103)

For more info on Hopetoun Arms and it’s bunkhouse click the link Hopetoun Arms Hotel (and Bunkhouse new for 2019)

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 offer both baggage transfer service into the Ettrick Valley and collection / drop off on route.

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 Reserve at the top of the Crooked Road, Beattock, Dumcrieff Bridge or Craigbeck.

For more info on Summerlea House B&B click the link 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 both a pickup and drop off service, and a baggage transfer service to Traquair for the West to Eastern users, or Moffat, for the East to West SUW goers (Cicerone 2018 pg 112 – 143).

Baggage transfer starts from £20 depending on destination. Vehicle support service starts from £15 return to Glen Cafe at St Mary’s Loch. Ask for Susan for more information about these services and other pickup points 01750 82261

For more info on the Gordon Arms Hotel click the link 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 both vehicle support and baggage transfer to your next B&B 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 Graham 07790 592747

For more info on Cleikum Lodge click the link 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.

For more info on the Black Bull click the link The Black Bull Hotel

Lauder – Cockburnspath

Green Hope B&B, Near Duns

Just across the river from the Southern Upland Way, Green Hope Guest House / B&B at Ellemford near Duns, offers accommodation for weary walkers. They are happy to offer collection and drop-off of walkers, and baggage transfer to your next B&B 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: Discount for direct bookings of 10% for first person for first night.

For more info on Greenhope click the link Greenhope