Burnmouth to St. Abbs Head on the Berwickshire Coast Path
A car park beside the A1 seems an unlikely place to begin a walk, but it gives ready access to the coast path and is on the bus route, ideal as this is a linear walk and we catch the bus back to Burnmouth at the end of the walk. This is a landscape very different to the Northumberland Coast further south. Here, high sandstone cliffs dominate, some of them some 100 metres or 328 feet high, giving some exceptional coast walking. Along the way to St. Abbs, we pass through the fishing harbour town of Eyemouth, the seaside resort of Coldingham and the village of St. Abbs itself. Beyond St. Abbs, we enter the National Nature Reserve, where in the Spring and Summer, thousands of guillemots nest in impossible locations on the cliff faces and in the Winter, it’s about as wild and lonely as it’s possible to be. We return to St. Abbs for refreshments before catching a bus back to Burnmouth, having completed a walk along some of the best and wildest coast in south east Scotland.
The walk is 10 miles (16 Km) in total.
Please wear walking boots or good walking shoes and bring a waterproof jacket and trousers. Also, you'll need some water and a picnic lunch, which is best carried in a small rucksack.
This is cliff top coastal walking and although it is perfectly safe, you must keep away from the edges and follow the instructions of your guide at all times.
A camera and binoculars are handy, especially when the birds are on the cliffs in April, May and June.
We catch a bus back to Burnmouth and as of today the single fare is £2.10.
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