3 of 5 (24 votes)

Berwick-Upon-Tweed to Eyemouth

A moderate walk (coast) starting and finishing in Northumberland, England, about 14.30km (8.89 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 4:15h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 84m (275ft)
Descent 75m (246ft)
Max. Elevation 100m (328ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 159m (521ft)
Berwick-Upon-Tweed Pier End
Upper Houndlaw
Distance 14.30km
Duration ~4:15h
2Created by mac.hawk on 30 Dec 2015
A bit of a 'pinch' this one as it's the southern end of the Berwickshire Coast Path but it's a lovely 12 mile, mainly flat, clifftop walk from England to Scotland and well worth a full summer's day outing (or even an overnight stay) as both towns are well worth a good wander (Berwick is worth a days intense exploration alone if you have the time.) Regular buses between both towns & from Edinburgh.

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Walk Map

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The walk starts at the land-side end of Berwick Pier. A short road section leads to the coastal path that follows the clifftop edge, passing the Coastal Watchtower and the golf course.
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Shortly pass the Haven Caravan Holiday Park where access to the small beach is possible. Keep following the clifftop path north.
About 1.13 km (~0.7 miles) from
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At Needles Eye the path runs very close to the North Coast (Rail) Main Line for the next 4 miles to reach Burnmouth (at Point 7).
About 1.74 km (~1.08 miles) from
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At Marshall Meadows Caravan Park follow the road through the park at the end of which veer right to rejoin the clifftop path briefly.
About 1.94 km (~1.21 miles) from
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Where the footpath rejoins the railway line you have crossed the border into Scotland.
About 0.76 km (~0.47 miles) from
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At Catcairn Bushes join a track/road and follow to where the road turns left under the railway line.
About 2.58 km (~1.6 miles) from
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Where the road turns left under the railway line head right down a waymarked path towards Cowdrait. At the shore turn left to the harbour and follow the road as it rises the hill.
About 1.07 km (~0.66 miles) from
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At the top of the hill, by the road junction go right, between houses, to rejoin the clifftop path.
About 0.61 km (~0.38 miles) from
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Follow the clifftop path for a further 2 1/4 miles eventually onto the rim of Eyemouth Golf Course. Veer left at a waymarker between the 10th & 5th hole tee's to reach a road.
About 2.96 km (~1.84 miles) from
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At the road either follow it north into Eyemouth or carry on ahead heading just north of the clubhouse and meadering downhill into Eyemouth.
About 0.22 km (~0.14 miles) from
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Walk is approx 12 miles. Regular return buses to Berwick (from High Street) & Edinburgh (from Albert Road)
About 0.77 km (~0.48 miles) from

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