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Edinburgh to Prestonpans

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Spend the morning exploring Edinurgh's many sights before leaving the city behind for a 10 mile walk to Prestonpans via the coast at Musselburgh - great for bird watching. 

16.1 km
3:59 h
16 m
91 m

As today’s walk is only 10 miles, you might like to spend more time this morning wandering the narrow streets of Edinburgh's historic city centre before setting off towards Prestonpans. Head towards Musselburgh where you’ll reach the coast once more. The Musselburgh Ash Lagoons and sandy beaches provide the ideal feeding ground for visiting birds, including Redshanks, Dunlin and Eider Ducks.

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Catherine Allan 
Updated: April 02, 2018
Highest point
91 m
Lowest point
1 m

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This route is used in the following itineraries:

WSJMW

Start

Edinburgh city centre (81 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
NT 25666 72493
DD
55.939724, -3.191572
DMS
55°56'23.0"N 3°11'29.7"W
UTM
30U 488033 6199387
w3w 
///until.legal.onion

Destination

Prestonpans

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

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Coordinates

OS Grid
NT 25666 72493
DD
55.939724, -3.191572
DMS
55°56'23.0"N 3°11'29.7"W
UTM
30U 488033 6199387
w3w 
///until.legal.onion
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Distance
16.1 km
Duration
3:59 h
Ascent
16 m
Descent
91 m

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