Fisherrow to Cockenzie
- Blackford and Braid Hills
- 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
- Fala Flow
- Fisherrow to Cockenzie
- Gifford Community Path Network
- Gladhouse Reservoir Circuit
- Gore Glen Woodland Park
- Hill End Trail
- Holyrood Park and Arthur's Seat
- Mount Lothian
- 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
- Penicuik to Musselburgh Cycleway
- 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 section of the John Muir Way walking route runs along the coast between Fisherrow Harbour in Musselburgh and Cockenzie Harbour.
Distance: 10 km
Approximate time: 2 hours
Height gain: 0 m
OS Maps: Explorer 350 Edinburgh, Musselburgh & Queensferry and 351 Dunbar & North Berwick
The route follows paths, tracks and pavements and passes landmarks such as the mouth of the River Esk and Cockenzie Power Station. It follows the edge of Levenhall Links, which is land claimed from the sea and is now an important roosting site for wading birds. There are also many historic sites on, or close to, the John Muir Way such as Prestongrange Industrial Heritage Museum and Morrison's Haven.
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 1.9 km section of the John Muir Way between Fisherrow Harbour and Levenhall Links is on fairly level terrain and follows pavements or tarmac paths. The section through Levenhall Links is a gravel track and is approximately 2.7 km long. The remaining 5 km of path to Cockenzie is all on tarmac paths but does involve some steps and small inclines. The route is signposted with green fingerposts.
Further information about the way can be obtained by calling 01620 827419.
There are several points along the way where public transport can be used to return to your start point or take you on to other locations. 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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