North Berwick Law
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This walk starts at the base of North Berwick Law and takes you to the summit where you will be rewarded with magnificent panoramic views across East Lothian and the Firth of Forth.
Distance: 1.2 km
Approximate time: 01:00 (hrs:mins)
Height gain: 150 metres
OS Map: Explorer 351: Dunbar & North Berwick
North Berwick Law rises to 187 metres (613 feet) behind the quaint fishing town of North Berwick on the stunning East Lothian coast. This volcanic lump gives a magnificent panoramic view of much of Lothian, into the Scottish Borders and across the Firth of Forth to the Fife coast. On the summit of the Law is a signalling station used during the Napoleonic conflicts and a pair of whale's jaw bones.
This walk starts in the car park at the base the Law, but for a longer walk it is possible to start in High Street and continue up Law Road and Haddington Road to the car park. This will add around two thirds of a mile (1 km) to the walk each way. From the car park follow the grass path that winds its way up the Law. The total distance is about three quarters of a mile (1.2 km), but it is a very steep ascent so does require a level of fitness.
The effort is well worth it for the magnificent views that can be seen at the top across East Lothian and the Firth of Forth. The descent should be made along the same path, as there are some steep drops and cliffs on the north side of the Law which are not obvious from above.
By Car: North Berwick is barely a 45 minute drive from Edinburgh.
By Train: Trains run every 30 minutes and take 35 minutes.
By Bus: Buses run every 30 minutes and take approximately 1 hour.
Scottish Seabird Centre is situated at the harbour nearby. The Bass Rock.
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