3.5 of 5 (9 votes)

The John Muir Way - Dunbar to North Berwick

A moderate walk (countryside) starting and finishing in East Lothian, Scotland, about 19.30km (11.99 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 5:45h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 86m (282ft)
Descent 85m (278ft)
Max. Elevation 90m (295ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 171m (560ft)
North Berwick
Distance 19.30km
Duration ~5:45h
Created by Anonymous Walker on 19 Jun 2015
This day walk follows one of the best sections of the John Muir Way, a 45-mile walk created to commemorate the great conservationist. It's flat by Scottish standards, but the mix of coastal scenery and countryside is well worth heading here for. There are buses between the two towns, and both have regular trains to Edinburgh.

Walk Functions


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Walk Map

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Start in Dunbar. From the harbour, follow the seafront and look for signs for the John Muir Way.
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Too early for a pint of Belhaven Best, but there'll be one waiting at the end. Continue along the JMW around the coast.
About 1.67 km (~1.04 miles) from
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Continue along the coast towards West Barns.
About 0.65 km (~0.4 miles) from
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Keep going through Hedderwick Hill in the John Muir Country Park.
About 2.02 km (~1.26 miles) from
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The path leaves the coast and heads inland. Near Kirklandhill, take the path alongside the A198.
About 2.46 km (~1.53 miles) from
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Head under the bridge and take the riverside path.
About 0.52 km (~0.32 miles) from
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Follow the River Tyne into East Linton.
About 2.21 km (~1.37 miles) from
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The path leads you along the high street and out of the village via the northern side.
About 0.38 km (~0.24 miles) from
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Continue over Drylawhill, from where the JMW heads northwards through the fields.
About 0.67 km (~0.42 miles) from
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Keep on the signposted route through Stonelaws.
About 2.44 km (~1.52 miles) from
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The path leaves the road at Craigmoor Wood.
About 1.14 km (~0.71 miles) from
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As you leave the woods, North Berwick Law looms ahead. It's not part of the route, so no need to climb it...
About 1.92 km (~1.19 miles) from
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...oh go on then, it's only little. And steep. And bigger than it looks. Make the top and you've earned an extra pint at the end. And some cheesy nibbles.
About 1.39 km (~0.86 miles) from
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Continue into North Berwick and aim for the coast. The JMW continues westwards, should your legs be calling for another day's walking...
About 1.20 km (~0.75 miles) from

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