THREE FAMILY WALKS IN EAST LOTHIAN
Dirleton, Yellowcraig and Gullane
Leaving Dirleton’s castle, and a good pub named after it, you wander across farmland to one of Scotland’s best beaches – Yellowcraig. Going left (west) you then walk along a quiet stretch of coast with little bays on one side and then the world-famous Muirfield golf course on the other before reaching Gullane’s beautiful sweeping bay. You could stop by The Old Clubhouse in town.
East Linton, Hailes Castle and Traprain Law
Tucked away in the centre of East Lothian, the quiet streets of East Linton lead to the meandering River Tyne and on to the ruins of the 13th century Hailes Castle. Beyond is Traprain Law – once the stomping ground of King Loth, from whom the county name originates. Returning to East Linton, The Crown & Kitchen is a good place to rest up.
Dunbar and Belhaven Bay
The red cliffs of Dunbar lead you out of the town and on to the huge sandy beach of Belhaven Bay, which you access via a bridge over the Biel Water (unless the tide has cut it off.) Build sandcastles, watch horses being exercised on the sands or keep walking to a country park named in honour of the town’s favourite son, John Muir. On the way The Rocks makes a great spot to relax.