St Abbs

Berwickshire Coastal Path

The Berwickshire Coastal Path crosses the border from Scotland into England and is a hidden gem that has some of the most spectacular scenery in the UK. One of Scotland's Great Trails, this long-distance walk is an absolute winner and very easily accessible from Edinburgh. There is plenty to discover; breathe in the salty air from the high sea cliffs, soak up the history of Scottish and English border conflicts and view the remains of forts and castles left behind. Explore its fishing villages and smugglers coves, award-winning beaches and St Abbs Head, a National Nature Reserve famed for its rare bird life and coastal flora, such as northern marsh orchids and meadow saxifrage. Try local produce at various eateries scattered along the coast and stay in local, carefully-selected accommodation. This area will captivate you so why not check this tour off your bucket-list?
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Top Difficulty easy
Distance 17 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 136 m
Descent 71 m

Begin your walk at Victoria Harbour and then walk along the John Muir Way Link trail passing Ness Lighthouse all the way to Cockburnspath.

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Top Difficulty moderate
Distance 25.1 km
Duration 7:25 h
Ascent 517 m
Descent 524 m

Now begin the "official" start of the Berwickshire Coastal Path as you get transferred back to Cockburnspath ready to begin your lovely of walking ...

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Top Difficulty easy
Distance 7.6 km
Duration 2:05 h
Ascent 39 m
Descent 101 m

Although the walk is short today, there is plenty to explore and this gives you the extra time to do exactly that in the charming fishing village ...

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Top Difficulty moderate
Distance 18.7 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 333 m
Descent 338 m

Leave this lovely fishing harbour behind and reach the coastline where there are plenty of short ups and downs as you walk into coves and along ...

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