East Lothian offers a great variety of landscapes for walking, with the Lammermuir Hills to the south, a coast of beaches and cliffs and an expanse of arable farmland in between. Many of the paths go to, or pass vantage points offering views of the surrounding rolling landscape. Amongst the features are many hidden gems - river valleys, woodland, secret bays and historic sites. It is now possible to walk the length of the East Lothian coast, almost 73km from Edinburgh to the Borders, leaflets are available below with the route broken down into shorter sections, with opportunities to link into other paths and circular walks along the coast.
The routes now form part of the long distance walking and cycling route of the John Muir Way which stretches 134 miles or 215km across Scotland's heartland, running between Dunbar and Helensburgh in the west. For more details on walking or cycling the route please visit www.johnmuirway.org
A number of walking leaflets have been produced by East Lothian Council and other community groups, highlighting walks along the coast and around towns and villages.
Walking the East Lothian Coast
Further information about these walks can be found on East Lothian Councilís web site, under Countryside, or by phoning East Lothian Councilís Access Officers on 01620 827671 or 827419.
Other interesting walks in East Lothian can be found here
East Lothian Council has produced a new Access and Core Paths Booklet. The booklet includes maps and extensive information about access to the countryside and local paths throughout the county. Click here for more information. Copies of the booklet are available from all East Lothian Libraries at a cost of £5.