GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Coldingham Bay to St Abbs and Coldingham Loch Walk

7 miles (11 km)

This circular walk visits Coldingham Bay, St Abbs Head and Coldingham Loch on the Berwickshire Coast. It's a beautiful area with white sands, cliff top views and seasonal wildflowers to enjoy.
The walk starts from the Coldingham Bay car park which lies just to the east of Coldingham village. From here you can pick up the coastal path and follow it north to St Abbs Head, passing Starney Bay and Horsecastle Bay on the way. The headland has a great viewpoint where you can look out for a variety of seabirds.
The route continues west to West in Thirle Bay and Tunlaw Bank where you leave the coast to visit the pretty Coldingham Loch. Follow trails around the loch to Westloch House where you pick up a country lane heading south east to Coldingham village. You'll pass the ruins of the ancient priory before the final section takes you back to the car park.


TD14 5PA - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Coldingham Bay to St Abbs and Coldingham Loch Walk OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Coldingham Bay to St Abbs and Coldingham Loch Walk Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


There's a very good Beach Cafe next to the car park at the start of the walk. You can pick up a range of meals, snacks and ice creams here.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just west of St Abbs Head you'll find the historic Fast Castle. The photogenic ruins of the 14th century structure are located in a fine spot on a rocky headland overlooking the sea.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Coldingham Bay - - 2130098

Coldingham Bay 1

Coldingham Bay - - 76413

Coldingham Bay 2

On the path to St Abb's Head - - 1523737

On the path to St Abb's Head. Two of these visitors to St Abbs Head National Nature Reserve are taking photographs of Starney Bay.

Horsecastle Bay - - 371204

Horsecastle Bay

On the highest point of St Abbs Head - - 906259

On the highest point of St Abbs Head

Coldingham Loch 2009 - - 1573265

Coldingham Loch

Looking across West in Thirle Bay - - 1379640

Looking across West in Thirle Bay. With the Bass Rock in the far background.

Coldingham Priory - - 2229344

Coldingham Priory


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