GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Eyemouth to St Abbs Walk

10 miles (16 km)

This walk from the settlement follows a section of the Berwickshire Coastal Path to neighbouring St Abbs Head. It's about a 5 mile hike to the headland, so roughly 10 miles there and back.
The walk starts at the picturesque Eyemouth Harbour where you can pick up the Berwickshire Coastal Path and follow it north west to Hairy Ness, Killiedraught Bay, Linkim Kip and Coldingham Bay before coming to the village of St Abbs.
The route then continues north past Starney Bay, Halterem's Loup, Wuddy Rocks, Burnmouth Harbour and Horncastle Bay before coming to St Abbs Head. There's a wonderful viewpoint here and lots of wildlife to look out for. Keep your eyes peeled for Guillemots,Kittiwakes, Puffins, Razorbills and even dolphins as you make your way along the cliff path.

Eyemouth to St Abbs Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Eyemouth to St Abbs Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

Back in Eyemouth head to the Ship Inn for some post walk refreshment. The pub is in a great location overlooking the town's picturesque harbour. You can find them at postcode TD14 5HT for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The cliff path makes for a good dog walk but some parts are very high so its best to keep them on leads/under close control here. The Ship mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

In Eyemouth head to Gunsgreen House to find out about the town's smuggling history. The house was built in 1753 and includes a museum and a ‘tea chute’- the only one of its kind, where smuggled tea was hidden from prying eyes. You can find the house on Gunsgreen Quay, TD14 5SD.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Eyemouth Harbour - geograph.org.uk - 2157348

Eyemouth Harbour

Eyemouth Beach - geograph.org.uk - 2156611

Eyemouth Beach

Eyemouth - geograph.org.uk - 2645008

View over Eyemouth village

Eyemouth Doocot

Gunsgreen House Doocot. Overlooking Eyemouth Harbour and Gunsgreen House, this is an early 19th century doocot. It has battlements on 3 sides and inset blind crosslets on East and North sides. There is some suggestion that it may have been a cart shed. It is now residential., Eyemouth, Berwickshire, Scottish Borders, Scotland, Great Britain

Linkim Kip - geograph.org.uk - 191575

Linkim Kip

Killiedraught Bay - geograph.org.uk - 2130142

Killiedraught Bay

Coldingham Bay - geograph.org.uk - 76413

Coldingham Bay. The photograph was taken from the southern end of the bay.

St Abbs Lighthouse - geograph.org.uk - 597093

St Abbs Lighthouse. The light is at 255 feet and is reached by a flight of steps leading down the cliff from the lightkeepers' house above. Originally the light was oil powered, converted to electric operation in 1966 and automated in 1993.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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