Long distance routes in East Lothian
The John Muir Way and North Sea Trail
The John Muir Way
East Lothian's long distance path linking Edinburgh to the Scottish Borders
The John Muir Way is a continuous path, which extends for almost 73km, linking East Lothian with the City of Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders.
The route offers magnificent views of East Lothian including much of the coastline and a chance to see the natural history and historic sites of this unique landscape. It links with many other paths, so small sections can be tackled on their own or as part of a circular route.
The route is named in honour of the conservationist and founder of America's National Parks, who was born in Dunbar in East Lothian in 1838.
A leaflet describing the overall route is available to download at the Visit East Lothian website, as well as sections on:
- Fisherrow to Cockenzie
- Cockenzie to Aberlady
- Aberlady to North Berwick
- North Berwick to Dunbar
- Dunbar to Dunglass
The North Sea Trail
The John Muir Way forms the East Lothian section of the transnational North Sea Trail, linking 26 partner areas from seven countries around the North Sea. This aims to link footpaths and sites around the coast of the countries bordering the North Sea. To learn more about the culture and heritage along the trail, please go to the North Sea Trail website.