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The Southern Upland Way is a 341 km coast to coast walk in Scotland between Portpatrick in the west and Cockburnspath in the east. I walked the route camping and staying in bothy’s during a wet couple of weeks in July 2009 during which time I met less than 10 people on the path.

Finger post at the start of the southern Upland Way long distance path, Portpatrick

Lichen, sedum and grass on the headland by Killantringan Lighthouse Scotland

Loch Derry seen under a cloud from Craig Airie Fell, Borders, Scotland

Ghostly trunks of timber forest next to a recently felled area near Laggangarn, Southern Uplands, Scotland

Wind turbines catch the light under a stormy landscape from Craig Airie Fell, Borders, Scotland

Cattle water troughs in a field near Stranrear, Scotland

Trig point of Craig Airie Fell looking east towards the Galloway hills, Southern Uplands, Scotland

Rusted cattle feeder and discarded cast iron bath Balmurrie, Scotland

Beehive Bothy, Near Laggangarn on the Southern Upland Way, Scotland

View west of fields in sunlight under a storm cloud from Benbrack near Cairnhead, Southern Uplands, Scotland

Drystone wall near St John's Town of Dalry, Southern Uplands, Scotland

Sanquhar town seen from near Shiel Hill on the Southern Upland Way, Scotland

Fence descending Benbrack in the Galloway Hills, Southern Uplands, Scotland.

"The manor", Church Street in the village of Wanlockhead, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. The sign on the wall says The Manor, the date above the door is 1989.

Markers by the road to Lowther Hill Radar Station from Wanlockhead, Southern Uplands, Scotland

Turf topped stone Sheepfold, Phawhope, Southern Uplands, Scotland

Clothes drying in White Laggan bothy interior South of Loch Dee, Southern Uplands, Scotland

Dryhope Tower built 1535 catches the evening sun, a ruined Scottish pele tower (castle keep) in the valley of the Yarrow Water, Scottish Borders, Scotland

Elidon Hills seen from the Three Brethren, Yair, Scottish Borders, Scotland

Pease Bay Holiday Home Park, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland

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Photography © Quintin Lake, 2009

Photographic highlights of a ten day journey along the 164 km Cotswold Way long-distance footpath walked south to north from Bath to Chipping Campden, Spring 2010. The path runs along the Cotswold Edge escarpment of the Cotswold Hills in England. View Map

Detail of The Circus, Bath, England, by Architect John Wood the Elder

Synthetic grass steps with Daffodils leading to a tee at Lansdown Golf club near Bath adjacent to the Cotswold Way

Mortimer vacated shop window "Market Gardeners since 1897" displaying paintings by a pet portrait artist, Dursley

Overgrown Bench by the Cotswold Way near Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire

The Waterloo plantation on Wotton Hill above Wotton-under-Edge on the Cotswold Way

Represented landscape. The sign at Coaley peak indicating points of interest with views across the Severn valley to the Brecon Beacons in Wale in the Distance

Roof of young beech leaves which and are a delicate lime green colour above the Cotswold Way

Steps run up a steep field of Dandelions and Blue Bells on the Cotswold Way on Cam Long Down

St Mary's Parish Church, Painswick surrounded by 99 yew trees and tombstones. Painswick. Gloucestershire, England

Bubbling water rushes by moss at the the mill race at Skinner's Mill, Painswick

Bluebells in front of beech trees at Standish Wood in spring near the Cotswold way. Gloucestershire, England

Bluebells in front of beech trees at Standish Wood in spring near the Cotswold way. Gloucestershire, England

Path as scar. Maiden hill near Stroud. Cotswold way. Gloucestershire, England

Field of bright yellow rapeseed in flower (canola) under a blue sky overlooked by a solitary house in woodland. Seven Springs, Gloucestershire, England.

False Tree Mobile Phone Mast / Fake Cell phone Antenna Tower in English landscape.

Cooper's Hill, Nut Hill & May Hill (L to R) seen from under a beech tree on Crickley Hill on the Cotswold Way

Dr Edward Wilson Antarctic Explorer contemplates a Horse chestnut tree, Cheltenham in the Long Garden in front of the Municipal Offices.

Overhead power lines diagonally cross the Cotswold landscape of rolling hills and fields Ravensgate Hill in Gloucestershire, England.

Solitary tree at Cleeve common hill at dusk near Cheltenham, Malvern Hills in the distance, Gloucestershire, England

Meadow of Dandelion (Taraxacum) and Cow parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris (L.) Bernh). Half seeded dandelion clock and parachute balls with Chosen Hill (R) and Nut Hill (L) visible in the distance Gloucestershire, England

The A40 , A436 roundabout at Seven Springs, Gloucestershire

Grass explodes into life next to the curb stone of the A435 by the road at Seven Springs, Gloucestershire

Detail of rock strata at old limestone quarry workings at Leckhampton Hill, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

A row of suburban houses in leafy Leckhampton Cheltenham Spa Town, Gloucestershire

Devil's chimney made from Lower Freestone above a disused quarry in Leckhampton on the outskirts of Cheltenham

Belas Knap neolithic long barrow, Northern False Portal

A sheep in a field showing Ridge and furrow pattern, Lower Coscombe Wood Stanway, Gloucestershire, England

Row of Saplings forming an avenue with Stanway House Fountain at Coscombe corner on the Cotswold Way

Honey Bee Swarm starting to leave for a new location in a field near Postlip, Gloucestershire

Dramatic storm clouds above the Cotswold village of Broadway, England

Interior View of Roof beams and stone tiling at Chipping Campden Market Hall, Gloucestershire

Interior View of Roof beams and stone tiling at Chipping Campden Market Hall, Gloucestershire

If you wish to see more a collection of all 225 photographs from the Cotswold is online here. Individual galleries from the journey van be viewed via the links below. Chronological blog posts with selected images and written impressions from each section can also be seen below.

Day 1 blog post : Bath-Tormaton. 27Km [Gallery of 16 images]
Day 2 blog post : Tormarton to Wotton-under-Edge. 24km [Gallery of 2 images]
Day 3 blog post : Wotton-under-Edge to Dursley. 12km [Gallery of 20 images]
Day 4 blog post : Dursley to Leonard Stanley. 12km [Gallery of 7 images]
Day 5 blog post : Leonard Stanley to Cooper’s Hill. 19km [Gallery of 23 images]
Day 6 blog post : Cooper’s Hill to Crickley Hill. 10km [Gallery of 7 images]
Day 7 blog post : Crickley Hill to Seven Springs. 10km [Gallery of 26 images]
Day 8 blog post : Seven springs to Cleeve Hill. 12km [Gallery of 17 images]
Day 9 blog post : Cleeve hill to Stanway. 19km [Gallery of 15 images]
Day 10 blog post : Stanway to Chipping Campden. 19km [Gallery of 12 images]

Other image galleries created on the journey:

The Circus, Bath, by John Wood the Elder [Gallery of 10 images]
The Royal Crescent, Bath by John Wood the Younger [Gallery of 16 images]
Aerial photographs  of Cheltenham Spa [Gallery of 15 images]
False Tree Mobile Phone Mastnext to the A40 [Gallery of 5 images]
Field of yellow rapeseed oil (canola) [Gallery of 10 images]
Pylons / overhead power lines  [Gallery of 15 images]
Belas Knap neolithic long barrow [9 images]

If you wish to instantly download images, purchase prints or license an image you can do this online by follow the gallery links above or if you prefer please contact Quintin directly:  mail@quintinlake.com

Photography © Quintin Lake, 2010

Suede cows, Floral steps, Tidy thatch, Rippling Hills, Woodland strata, Symmetrical planting, Overflowing tea rooms, Tourists touring, Manicured topiary, Bubbling Sky, Cotswold storm, Poncho’d ramblers, staged tournament, ancient market

Purple flower steps, Stanton, Gloucestershire

Beechwood forest floor at Buckland Wood, Gloucestershire

Entrance to Kylsant House, Broadway, Worcestershire

Dramatic storm clouds above the Cotswold village of Braodway, England

Dark storm clouds above the Cotswold village of Braodway, England

Dark storm clouds above the Cotswold village of Braodway, England

Interior View of Roof beams and stone tiling  at Chipping Campden Market Hall, Gloucestershire

Interior View of Roof beams and stone tiling at Chipping Campden Market Hall, Gloucestershire

Back to to Day 9:  Cleeve Hill to Stanway

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Photography © Quintin Lake, 2010

Golf carts, Lonely horse, Walled hall, Collabsed barn, Bee swarm, Fibre factory, Empty factory, Toilet for sale, Busy tea rooms, Verdant meadow, Gas pipe line, Ruined abbey, Steam train whistling, Sapling alley, Floating house, Ridge & Furrow, Coffin in wall

Honey Bee Swarm starting to leave for a new location in a field near Postlip, Gloucestershire

Early growth crop of corn (maize). Field near Postlip, Gloucestershire

Wormington to Sapperton high pressure Gas Pipeline in the Cotswolds waiting to be buried in a field near Hailes, Gloucestershire, England

Row of Saplings forming an avenue with Stanway House Fountain at Coscombe corner on the Cotswold Way

A field of pronounced Ridge and furrow pattern contrasts with a wood, Lower Coscombe Wood Stanway, Gloucestershire, England

Churchyard Wall, North Side of Churchyard, Church of St Peter, Stanway, reused stone from church including stone coffin

Churchyard Wall, North Side of Churchyard, Church of St Peter, Stanway, reused stone from church including stone coffin

< Back to Day 8: Seven Springs to Cleeve hill

On to Day 10:  Stanway to Chipping Campden >

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Photography © Quintin Lake, 2010

Tarmac lay-by, Yellow fields, Buzzing pylons, Sliced landscape, Bench with a view, Rolling landscape, Mobile phone tree, Farmer fixing fence, £25 for a sheep, Carved gatepost, Dandelion field, Mendip sunset

Looking up at the edge of field of yellow rapeseed in flower (canola) showing stems and flowerhead under a blue sky on a sunny day. Seven Springs, Gloucestershire, England.

Overhead power lines diagonally cross the Cotswold landscape of rolling hills and fields Ravensgate Hill in Gloucestershire, England.

Meadow of Dandelion (Taraxacum) and Cow parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris). Half seeded dandelion clock and parachute balls with Chosen Hill (R) and Nut Hill (L) visible in the distance Gloucestershire.

False Tree Mobile Phone Mast / Fake Cell phone Antenna Tower in English landscape.

Cleeve common hill at dusk near Cheltenham, Malvern Hills in the distance, Gloucestershire, England

Solitary tree at Cleeve common hill at dusk near Cheltenham, Malvern Hills in the distance, Gloucestershire, England

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< Back to Day 7: Crickley Hill to Seven Springs

On to Day 9: Cleeve Hill to Stanway >

Photography © Quintin Lake, 2010

Overheating car, Long Barrow, Devils chimney, Cheltenham lookout, Disused quarry, Layers of limestone, Nettled path, Cerb grass, Family bikers, Roundabout graphics, Car-park smokers

Electricity Pylon, suspension tower design set against a blue sky above a wheat field in early growth stage near Leckhampton Hill in Gloucestershire, England. The moon is visible above the copse.

Devil's chimney made from Lower Freestone above a disused quarry in Leckhampton on the outskirts of Cheltenham

Detail of rock strata at old limestone quarry workings at Leckhampton Hill, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

A couple admire the view over Cheltenham Spa town at the top of cliffs at Leckhampton Hill, Gloucestershire

Panoramic view of Cheltenham Spa Town from Wistley Hill

Grass explodes into life next to the curb stone of the A435 by the road at Seven Springs, Gloucestershire

The A40 , A436 roundabout at Seven Springs, Gloucestershire

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< Back to Day 6: Cooper’s Hill to Crickley Hill

On to Day 8: Seven Springs to Cleeve Hill >

Photography © Quintin Lake, 2010

Antarctic Explorer Sculpture, Horse Chestnut, Wild Garlic, Coloured arrows, Sun cream, Cheese rolling hill, Picnicking couple, Hidden reservoirs, Expensive pub, Indian family BBQ, Golden sunset, Rough track home

Bank of wild garlic in flower next to the Cotswold way forming a regular geometry of leaves. Cooper's Hill Wood

The Malvern hills seen from Witcombe wood on the Cotswold Way, England

Birdlip Hill, Cooper's Hill & Nut hill (L to R) seen from Barrow Wake on the Cotswold Escarpment on the Cotswold Way

Cooper's Hill, Nut Hill & May Hill (L to R) seen from under a beech tree on Crickley Hill on the Cotswold Way

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< Back to Day 5: Leonard Stanley to Cooper’s Hill

On to Day 7: Crickley  Hill  to Seven Springs >

Photography © Quintin Lake, 2010

Split tarmac, Oak leaves, Dandelion fields, Path as scar, Ancient settlement, Bed of bluebells, Cast topograph, World’s end, Purple orchids, Mill race, 99 yews, Women walking dogs, Iron age panorama, Faux stone house, Hairy caterpillar

Light shines through leaves of an oak tree canopy in spring near Cotswold way. Gloucestershire, England

Path as scar. Maiden hill near Stroud. Cotswold way. Gloucestershire, England

Sunlight falls on blanket of bluebells and beech trees at Standish Wood in spring near the Cotswold way. Gloucestershire, England

Bluebells in front of beech trees at Standish Wood in spring near the Cotswold way. Gloucestershire, England

Bluebells in front of beech trees at Standish Wood in spring near the Cotswold way. Gloucestershire, England

Bubbling water rushes by moss at the the mill race at Skinner's Mill, Painswick

Bubbling water rushes by moss at the the mill race at Skinner's Mill, Painswick

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< Back to Day 4: Dursley to Leonard Stanley

On to Day 6: Cooper’s Hill to Crickley Hill >

Photography © Quintin Lake, 2010

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