Best Walks in East Lothian

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Explore some of the most beautiful parts of East Lothian with these walking routes.

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  • Preview of Town and Country Railway Circuit

    Town and Country Railway Circuit

    Pencaitland, East Lothian

    by eastlothianonthemove

    by eastlothianonthemove

    2hr 15m / 6.4km
    A circular walk around Pencaitland following an old railway line and public footpaths for gorgeous country views. A great leg-stretcher!
    Wildlife Water feature Great views Dog friendly Child friendly Botanics
  • Preview of Longniddry Loop

    Longniddry Loop

    East Lothian, Scotland

    by saltoftheearth

    by saltoftheearth

    3 hours / 10.6km
    A circular from Longniddry station, via the coast, to the beautiful grounds of Gosford House. Refreshment & toilets en-route.
    Public toilets Refreshments Parking History Dog friendly Botanics
  • Preview of Coastal Cliffs Circular Trail

    Coastal Cliffs Circular Trail

    Dunbar, East Lothian

    by eastlothianonthemove

    by eastlothianonthemove

    2hr 50m / 6.4km
    An circuit trail with amazing cliffside ocean views. A perfect walk to get to know Dunbar, with lots of shops and rest stops along the way.
    Water feature Great views Public toilets Refreshments Picnic spot Hilly & steep
  • Preview of Salt of the Earth Heritage Trail

    Salt of the Earth Heritage Trail

    East Lothian, Scotland

    by saltoftheearth

    by saltoftheearth

    4 hours / 10.4km
    A historical and beautiful stroll along the coast path from Longniddry, to Port Seton, Cockenzie, the Waggonway, and onto Prestonpans.
    Wildlife Refreshments Picnic spot Parking History Dog friendly
  • Preview of A potter around North Berwick

    A potter around North Berwick

    North Berwick, East Lothian

    by alicestevenson

    by alicestevenson

    2 hours / 4km
    A wander around charming North Berwick and walk up North Berwick Law to admire the view.
    Parking Public toilets Picnic spot Refreshments Great views Water feature
  • Preview of Longniddry Circular

    Longniddry Circular

    East Lothian, Scotland

    by saltoftheearth

    by saltoftheearth

    1hr 30m / 3km
    A circular stroll through the history, culture, wildlife, fauna, and fabulous sea views of Longniddry.
    Wildlife Public toilets Parking History Dog friendly Botanics
  • Preview of Prestonpans & Cockenzie loop

    Prestonpans & Cockenzie loop

    Prestonpans

    by eastlothianonthemove

    by eastlothianonthemove

    1hr 20m / 5.4km
    A step-free loop from Prestonpans Rail Station, reaching Cockenzie via points of historical interest
    Parking Refreshments Public toilets Picnic spot Wheel friendly History
  • Preview of Pencaitland to Glenkinchie

    Pencaitland to Glenkinchie

    Pencaitland, East Lothian

    by gmackay

    by gmackay

    30 minutes / 3km
    A walk from Pencaitland to Glenkinchie Distillery along the old railway line
    Wildlife Refreshments History Dog friendly Paid-for attraction Botanics
  • Preview of Port Seton & Cockenzie

    Port Seton & Cockenzie

    East Lothian, Scotland

    by saltoftheearth

    by saltoftheearth

    1hr 45m / 3.4km
    A seaside stroll through the historical sights of this characterful fishing town. Refreshments, history and lovely gardens en-route too.
    Water feature Refreshments Parking History Dog friendly Child friendly
  • Preview of Scramble Up The Law

    Scramble Up The Law

    North Berwick, East Lothian

    by eastlothianonthemove

    by eastlothianonthemove

    1 hour / 1.1km
    Come along as we climb to the summit of the North Berwick Law and take in the panoramic views. Bring plenty of water and wear sturdy shoes!
    Great views Picnic spot Parking History Hilly & steep Botanics
  • Preview of Exploring Prestonpans

    Exploring Prestonpans

    East Lothian, Scotland

    by saltoftheearth

    by saltoftheearth

    2hr 15m / 6.3km
    Take a wander through the long and varied history of Prestonpans, an influential town in Scotland’s story.
    Water feature Refreshments Picnic spot Parking History Dog friendly
  • Preview of Prestonpans to Waggonway

    Prestonpans to Waggonway

    East Lothian, Scotland

    by saltoftheearth

    by saltoftheearth

    1hr 30m / 3.5km
    A walk through the battlefields of Prestonpans, up the Waggonway and into the harbour town of Cockenzie.
    Water feature Great views Parking History Dog friendly Child friendly
  • Preview of Coastal Cliffs Trail (Step Free)

    Coastal Cliffs Trail (Step Free)

    Dunbar, East Lothian

    by eastlothianonthemove

    by eastlothianonthemove

    45 minutes / 1.9km
    A linear step-free trail with amazing cliffside ocean views. A perfect walk to get to know Dunbar, with shops along the way.
    Wheel friendly Water feature Great views Public toilets Refreshments Picnic spot
  • Preview of Sea to Summit Challenge Walk

    Sea to Summit Challenge Walk

    North Berwick, East Lothian

    by eastlothianonthemove

    by eastlothianonthemove

    2 hours / 4km
    Explore town on this lovely walk. You’ll see the High Road, the Seabird Centre, and the summit of North Berwick Law. A proper adventure!
    Water feature Great views Refreshments Picnic spot Parking Hilly & steep
  • Preview of River Esk Walkway to Town Centre

    River Esk Walkway to Town Centre

    Musselburgh, East Lothian

    by eastlothianonthemove

    by eastlothianonthemove

    1hr 45m / 5.1km
    A linear route from the train station to the town centre along the River Esk. A perfect walk for anyone looking for the scenic way to go.
    Water feature Public toilets Public transport Picnic spot Dog friendly Child friendly
  • Preview of Remembering Together Musselburgh

    Remembering Together Musselburgh

    Levenhall Links

    by basha

    by basha

    1hr 25m / 3km
    Remembering Together East Lothian
    Wildlife Water feature Public transport Picnic spot Parking Child friendly
  • Preview of My favourite lockdown walk

    My favourite lockdown walk

    Dunbar and East Linton Ward, East Lothian

    by basha

    by basha

    50 minutes / 2.8km
    A walk around Dunbar and East Linton Ward, East Lothian
    Wildlife Great views Public transport Parking Dog friendly Child friendly
  • Preview of River Tyne Bankside Stroll

    River Tyne Bankside Stroll

    Haddington, East Lothian

    by eastlothianonthemove

    by eastlothianonthemove

    30 minutes / 2.1km
    A short walk through the town and riverside in Haddington. A flat, paved and traffic-free route with lovely spots to discover along the way.
    Wheel friendly Water feature Public toilets Refreshments Picnic spot Botanics

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