John Muir Way

Description
Follow the John Muir Way along the East Lothian Coast on this walk named after the father of the environment movement, John Muir. Muir grew up in Dunbar before emigrating to the USA where he established America's National Parks (video below).
The walk is often completed in 5 sections:

Fisherrow (Musselburgh) to Cockenzie
Cockenzie to Aberlady
Aberlady to North Berwick
North Berwick to Dunbar
Dunbar to Dunglass

You will pass sandy beaches, cliffs, dunes and rolling lowland all to the backdrop of the Lammermuir Hills. The route also passes by rivers, woodland and waterfalls. Wildlife lovers should look out for a variety of seabirds such as gannets, terns and curlew. The walk also takes you through the delightful John Muir Country Park. Here you can explore the Dunbar Castle ruins, the Peffer Burn, a Cliff Top Trail with fine views of the sea and the historic Bass Rock, the long sandy sweep of Belhaven Bay and the River Tyne estuary(video below).
Named signs serve as waymarks for the route

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John Muir Way Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map

John Muir Way Aerial Photo View Map - view photos and points of interest

   
   
Distance45 miles (72 km)
Elevation
Route Photos
Musselburgh Coast
Port Seton
Longniddry
Craigleith Island, North Berwick
Preston Mill
Barness lighthouse

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Map (Route in Red)
Aerial Photo View of this route

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