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From Haddington down the coast to Holy Island
This walk is graded 'easy / moderate' and has shorter walking days than the other main groups. The longest day is Tuesday, 14 miles on the coast path from Coldingham to Berwick.
The whole leg is about 70 miles and from Haddington, makes stops at Dunbar, then Coburnspath, Coldingham, Berwick, Lowick and finally arrives at Holy Island (see the map). Gathering on the Saturday before Easter in Haddington (just south of Edinburgh), the route takes you out into the gently rolling countryside around Haddington. Rolling countryside, follows River Tyne to the coast at Dunbar, then the John Muir Way and other coast paths, hugging the rugged coastline to the beaches south of Berwick. Good for birdwatching!
This is where we follow the River Tyne to the coast at Dunbar, then the John Muir Way and other coast paths, hugging the rugged coastline to the beaches south of Berwick. It is very good for birdwatching! Other highlights are the eerily abandoned fishing village of Cove and the magnificent high rocky headland of St Abbs Head. Going through the thriving fishing town of Eyemouth and onto the high cliffs above Berwick, we then swing inland to Lowick - our final stop before Lindisfarne - Holy Island.