Tell someone you're going off to Scotland to walk the Southern Upland Way and they'll probably look at you rather blankly before starting to tell you about Great Aunt Mabel's recent hip operation. Even in walking circles, it's t exactly a well kwn trail. Which is why, when Andrew Bowden told anyone who would listen that he was going to Scotland to walk the Southern Upland Way, everyone looked at him blankly and started telling him about Great Aunt Mabel's recent hip operation. Seems a lot of people have a Great Aunt Mabel. Still that didn't put him off writing about his experiences as he strode across from one side of Scotland's border region to the other. So join Andrew as he walks from Portpatrick to Cockburnspath with just an extremely large rucksack, a bright red tent and some dodgy packets of pasta to keep him company. As for Great Aunt Mabel? Well her hip operation seemed to go okay. This second edition also includes a comprehensive guide to planning your own Southern Upland Way walk.