GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Walk North Berwick to Tantallon Castle

3 miles (5 km)

This walk visits the mid-14th-centuryTantallon Castle from North Berwick inEast Lothian. It's about a 3 mile walk along the coast from the town centre, using the fairly flat coastal path before a final section along the road to take you to the castle.
The walk starts on the front in North Berwick and heads east along the beach and the lovely Milsey Bay. You continue past theGlen Golf Club to Canty Bay. There are two beaches separated by a rocky headland here. The western beach is uninhabited and accessible by two paths that descend the grass covered cliffs from the eastern end of the Glen golf course. The eastern beach is by the hamlet of Canty Bay.
The route then heads along the inland road before turning into the coastal castle. Tantallon is the last medieval curtain wall castle to be constructed in Scotland. It comprises a single wall blocking off the headland, with the other three sides naturally protected by sea cliffs. The castle has an interesting history, playing a part in Oliver Cromwell'sinvasion of Scotlandin 1651.
There are also lovely views across the Firth of Forth to the Bass Rock. This steep-sided volcanic rock, is 107 metres (351ft) at its highest point, and is home to a large colony ofgannets.
To continue your walking in the area you could pick up the John Muir Way long distance trail. Our Dunbar to North Berwick route follows the path to nearby East Linton and Dunbar.
You could also visit the lovely John Muir Country Park or try the circular Dunbar Cliff Walk.

Walk North Berwick to Tantallon Castle OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Walk North Berwick to Tantallon Castle 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.


Scottish Seabird Centre - - 405667

Scottish Seabird Centre

North Berwick Beach

North Berwick Beach

Milsey Bay towards North Berwick - - 482499

Milsey Bay towards North Berwick

Milsey Bay, North Berwick - - 964158

Milsey Bay, North Berwick

Fairy rings at Tantallon - - 492140

Fairy rings at Tantallon

Tantallon Castle - - 267134

Tantallon Castle

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Memory Map Route

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