Baggage Transfer & Vehicle Support


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.

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 coveredPortpatrick to Clatteringshaws LochClatteringshaws Loch to SanquharSanquhar to MoffatMoffat to EttrickMoffat to Traquair / InnerleithenSt Mary Loch to LauderLauder to Duns / LongformacusLauder to Cockburnspath
Provided by …Nadav’s Shed 
  1. Herdsman Taxis

2. Murphay’s Taxis

Hopetoun Arms Hotel & BunkhouseSummerlea House B&BGordon Arms HotelCleikum Mill LodgeThe Black Bull HotelGreenhope B&B
Town or VillageNew Luce1. Castle Douglas

2. Sanquhar

Leadhills (near Wanlockhead)MoffatNear St Marys LochInnerleithenLauderNear Duns
Telephone Number01581 600 3501. 01556 502551

2. 079619 77691


01659 742 3401683 221 47101750 822 6107790  592 74701578 722 20801361 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: Discount for direct bookings of 10% for first person for first night.

Click for more info; Greenhope