GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Dunbar Bear Walk

1 miles (1 km)

This walk visits the Dunbear, a giant sculpture above Dunbar in East Lothian.
The 5 metre high bear sculpture celebrates the life of the locally born John Muir known as the father of national parks. Muir was a key person involved in implementing National Parks in the USA.
You can park at the Asda/Garden Centre and then follow a winding surfaced footpath up to the bear sculpture. The sculpture is the work of Andy Scott, a Scottish sculptor whose other public artworks includeKelpiesinFalkirkand theBeacon of HopeinBelfast.
From the top there are some lovely views over the surrounding fields.
To continue your walking you could pick up the long distance John Muir Way and visit the nearby John Muir Country Park.

Postcode

EH42 1BF - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Dunbar Bear OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Dunbar Bear Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Photos

FREE Andy Scott Giant Bear Sculpture Dunbar MED RES 01

The DunBear was named by a pupil at Dunbar Grammar School in a competition.

Andy Scott Giant Bear Sculpture Dunbar

The sculpture symbolises the role Muir played in establishing the Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks where the brown bear has survived and thrived.

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