Contact the Ranger Team

Report problems with the Southern Upland Way

The ranger team need your help to keep the Southern Upland Way in good condition.

Please report any problems you have observed using the form. If being specific (e.g. waymarker post down, fallen tree, locked gate) please give details as to its location so it can be found easily by the appropriate Ranger. We may need to contact you for more details.

If you have finished your adventure on the Southern Upland Way please also fill in our user survey to help us understand who is using the route and how it is being used.

Useful Phone Numbers

  • Ross Gemmell Ranger, (Portpatrick to Ettrickhead)
    Western Maintenance, Access and Route Information
    0783 456 7893
  • Tom Henry Ranger (Portpartick to Ettrickhead)
    Western Community, Education and Website
    0770 225 0958
  • Susan Gray Ranger (Ettrickhead to Cockburnspath)
    Eastern Route Information and Access Issues
    01835 825070

Help us with your Feedback

    Completion Certificate

    Get in touch to claim your completion certificate. All we ask for is a bit of feedback about the route. We also enjoy any photos taken on the trail. Please fill out the form to receive your certificate. We would also appreciate it if you could complete our user survey to give us a better understanding of who is using the route and how it is being used.

    Thanks for your certificate pack request. We don’t charge for the packs like some long distance routes, but do ask for some user feedback of the SUW. We ask that you give us any positives or negatives which would help us understand what is right and what is wrong with the route. This helps future long distance walkers. If you would like to send us some photographs of your SUW adventure, please email them to Please keep email attachments below 10mb total in size to help us receive them properly.

      The Entire Southern Upland Way01: Portpatrick to Castle Kennedy02: Castle Kennedy to Bargrennan03: Bargrennan to Dalry04: Dalry to Sanquhar05: Sanquhar to Wanlockhead06: Wanlockhead to Beattock07: Beattock to St. Mary's Loch08: St. Mary's Loch to Traquair09: Traquair to Melrose10: Melrose to Lauder11: Lauder to Longformacus12: Longformacus to Cockburnspath