Dunbar to Dunglass
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- Cockenzie to Aberlady
- Dalkeith Country Park
- Dryden Tower Circuit
- Dunbar cliff-top trail
- Dunbar to Dunglass
- East Linton to Hailes Castle
- Edinburgh city centre to Royal Botanic Garden
- Edinburgh Old Town
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- Gifford Community Path Network
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- Hill End Trail
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- Newtongrange Mining Museum Town Trail
- Nine Mile Burn - West Kip - Nine Mile Burn
- North Berwick Law
- North Esk Reservoir
- Pencaitland and Ormiston Community Path Network
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- Pentland Peaks
- River Esk
- Rosewell to Roslin Glen Circuit
- Roslin and the North Esk Valley
- Roslin Glen
- Stobshiel - Lammer Law - Longyester
- Vogrie Country Park: Tyne Valley Path
- Vogrie: Blinkbonny Circuit
This is the most remote part of the John Muir Way but it is well worth the effort to see the variety of different features on this section.
Distance: 16 km
Approximate time: 3.5 hours
Height gain: 50 m
OS Map: Explorer 351 Dunbar and North Berwick
Starting in Dunbar the route soon leaves the town and skirts round the edge of Dunbar East Links Golf Course. It then follows the grassy paths along Whitesands and Barns Ness. Here there are interpretation panels explaining about the great variety of geological features.
The route continues along the coastal grassland to Skateraw and around Torness Power Station. Continuing further south the route climbs up and runs along the top of the cliffs giving great views of the sandstone arches below. It then passes a beautiful waterfall and joins the beach at Bilsdean before climbing up into the dramatic Dunglass Dean.
Much of this coast is recognised nationally and internationally as a wetland habitat for wildfowl and waders such as curlew and redshank. The Way also links with other paths, so small sections can be tackled on their own or as part of a circular walk.
The 1.8 km section of the John Muir Way from Dunbar Harbour follows pavements through the town. At some points there are steep inclines and narrow paths. The section from Dunbar Golf Course to Skateraw is mostly on narrow grass paths and is approximately 6.8 km long. When walking the section of the route that runs alongside the golf course please keep to the path, keep dogs on a lead and try not to disturb play. Between Skateraw and Thorntonloch the Way follows the Torness Coastal Walk. This section is 2.5 km long and involves some steps near Skateraw. The remaining 4.5 km of path to Dunglass is on a variety of surfaces including pebble beaches. It involves some steps and steep inclines.
Stout footwear is recommended and as this area is quite remote it is suggested that waterproof clothing is also carried. The route is signposted with green fingerposts.
Further information about the Way can be obtained by calling 01620 827671.
Public transport is a bit limited along the route. Some bus companies run between Dunbar and Cockburnspath and may be prepared to drop people off at Bilsdean or Dunglass.
There are regular buses from Edinburgh to Dunbar. First Buses: 6/X6/X8, 124/X5.
Details are available from the Traveline on 0870 608 2608.
John Muir, who is often acknowledged as being the 'father' of the modern conservation movement was born in Dunbar and is East Lothian's 'Man of the Millennium'.
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