GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Dunbar to North Berwick Walk

15 miles (24 km)

This walk follows a lovely section of the John Muir Way long distance trail, from Dunbar to North Berwick. There's nice coastal stretches and some East Lothian countryside to enjoy on the way. The route runs for just over 15 miles with some moderate climbs along the way.
The walk starts on the front in Dunbar and follows the coast west to Belhaven Bay and John Muir Country Park. The route continues west through the countryside to East Linton, with views of the River Tyne on the way.
At East Linton you turn north, passing the Howden Burn and the ruins of Waughton Castle which dates from the 14th century. The next stage climbs toward North Berwick Law which overlooks theEast Lothiantown ofNorth Berwickand stands at 613ft(187m) above sea level. The summit bears remnants of anIron Age hill fort, and the ruins of later military buildings that were once used by lookouts in both theNapoleonic Wars, and inWorld War II. The hill top provides a stunning view over theFirth of Forthand the nearbyBass Rockisland.
After taking in the views from the hill summit the route then descends into the town of North Berwick.
To extend your walk you can visit the interesting mid-14th-century Tantallon Castle, just to the east of the town. There's a nice path running along the coast with views of Milsey Bay.
You could also pick up the John Muir Way and head west toward Dirleton and Gullane. Our circular Dunbar Cliff Walk will take you along part of the path with fine views of the ruined Dunbar Castle and Bass Rock.

Dunbar to North Berwick Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Dunbar to North Berwick Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Photos

War Memorial above the sea - geograph.org.uk - 389716

War Memorial above the sea

Gun, Dunbar - geograph.org.uk - 684637

Gun, Dunbar

Biel Water at Belhaven Bay - geograph.org.uk - 718127

Biel Water at Belhaven Bay

Unusual bench, John Muir Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 219885

Unusual bench, John Muir Country Park

Bridge over the River Tyne - geograph.org.uk - 341065

Bridge over the River Tyne near East Linton

Waterwheel, Preston Mill, East Linton - geograph.org.uk - 353185

Waterwheel, Preston Mill, East Linton

Viewpoint indicator

North Berwick Law view

Marine Parade, North Berwick - geograph.org.uk - 376591

Marine Parade, North Berwick

GPS Files

GPX File

Dunbar to North Berwick Walk.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Dunbar to North Berwick Walk.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)