Berwickshire Coastal Path

 

Picnic at Pettico Wick - copyright National Trust for Scotland

Picnic at Pettico Wick – copyright National Trust for Scotland

With the second highest cliffs on the east coast of Britain, the Borders has one of the most spectacular coastlines in Britain.  At 28.5 miles long, the Berwickshire Coastal Path is nationally and internationally important for seabirds, coastal flora and marine life.

Can I undertake the route in one trip? Do I walk north or south? Dependant on your home location either may be preferable.  You may wish to plan your trip around your accommodation location and undertake the walk on individual days.  A tip though – the route from Berwick-upon-Tweed to St Abbs can easily be divided into manageable chunks with public transport taking you/bringing you back.  However, unless you can arrange other forms of transport or are camping,  the 14 mile section from St Abbs to Cockburnspath really needs to be undertaken in one day.

Here is a link to download the excellent Berwickshire Coastal Path leaflet produced by Scottish Borders Council.

St Abbs Lighthouse - copyright National Trust for Scotland

St Abbs Lighthouse – copyright National Trust for Scotland