A Nice Place to Set Off From

Published 8 January 2012

Boats in Portpatrick Harbour
Boats in Portpatrick Harbour, near the start of the Southern Upland Way

Tomorrow sees the publication of the first instalment of my series on the Southern Upland Way, and what better way to celebrate than for the Sunday Picture to show you some of the highlights of that walk.

The Southern Upland Way is a 212 mile trail across the Scottish Borders, and it starts here at the picturesque fishing village of Portpatrick in Dumfries and Galloway.

Frankly it’s such a beautiful village that it’s hard to actually build up the enthusiasm to leave it. And with views like this, hopefully you’ll understand why. Still, epic journeys should start in good places. And as I set off, all I could hope was that the views hadn’t peaked too soon!

Don’t forget to read all about it on this website from Monday 9 January. And if you can’t wait, you can get the full story in ebook form. The Secret Coast to Coast is available now for Kindle, Kobo and all other good e-readers.

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