John Muir Way
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 Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
John Muir Way OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
John Muir Way Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The circular Gullane to North Berwick Walk uses part of the John Muir Way to visit the beautiful Gullane sand dunes, the historic Muirfield Golf Course and the ruined Dirleton Castle.
On the western fringes of Edinburgh there's a lovely section through the Cammo Estate. The historic park includes some splendid trails with lakes and the photogenic Cammo Tower to see.