North Berwick to Dunbar

North Berwick to Dunbar

North Berwick to Dunbar
Leaving North Berwick southwards provides you with an opportunity to climb Berwick Law, giving great views of the town, Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh, Tantallon Castle and the Bass Rock. Berwick Law has always sported whale jawbones and when the last ones decayed, fibre-glass replicas were installed. After a few miles on country tracks and quiet roads you’ll reach the popular village of East Linton, whose National Trust for Scotland attractions of the Phantassie Doocot and Preston Mill are well worth a look. You now follow the Tyne for a while, until the Way takes you onward to the coast and beaches of John Muir Country Park, before reaching Dunbar. Head for John Muir's Birthplace Museum as this marks the finish of the route.

Overview

Key things to note about this route section.

Distance
15 miles, 24 km
Average time to complete
5 hours' walking, 2.5 hours' cycling

Path Quality

For this section the route takes you along grass tracks, gravel paths and quiet roads. There are some steps and inclines, which are steepest near Dunbar in the vicinity of the cliff-tops. Berwick Law is a steep climb but this is an optional highlight. There are toilets in John Muir Country Park, East Linton and Dunbar itself.

The cycling braid has a short section of 1.4Km across fields between Blackdyke and Whitekirk. Known as ‘Becky’s Strip’, this hilly path is apt to be muddy during and after wet weather, with poor traction especially for road tyres. Expect to dismount and push. It can be avoided by using local roads.

Public transport

Space for bicycles on trains from Dunbar may be limited so we advise you book spaces in advance.

Facilities

VOTADINI COFFEE SHOP - East Linton
01620 860082
TYNINGHAME COUNTRY STORE
01620 860581
THE CROWN HOTEL, East Linton
01620 860335
North Berwick's selection of restaurants, cafes and take-away food.
LAW CYCLES - Cycle hire and Services, North Berwick
01620 890643
John Muir Cafe
Located in the East Links Family Park, open to non park visitors.
Dunbar's selection of restaurants, cafes and take-away food.
BELHAVEN BIKES - Cycle Hire and Services, Dunbar
01368 860300

Accommodation

YELLOWCRAIG CARAVAN CLUB SITE

01620 850217

North Berwick's Hotel and B&B Accommodation
LINTON HOTEL

01620 860202

GILSLAND CARAVAN AND CAMPING PARK

01620 893790

Dunbar's Hotel and B&B Accommodation
DUNBAR CAMPING and CARAVANNING CLUB SITE

01368 866881

BELHAVEN CARAVAN PARK

01368 865956