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In EAST LOTHIAN - Far more John Muir than the John Muir Way.

Turn 'The Wandering fun' into two great  hikes. 

An exciting alternative to stretches of the John Muir Way between East Linton and Aberlady. Also suitable for fat bike.

For RLS this was 'wilderness'. He loved the word and used it in his stories set in the area; Catriona, The Lantern-bearers and Pavilion on the Links. The trail is packed with RLS childhood memories to enjoy.

  • A very difficult 15km hike along beaches, rocks and beach-side paths.

  • Fantastic views of Tantallon Castle, the Bass Rock and fascinating geology.

  • MUST go around Tantallon Castle to Gin Head near LOW TIDE or move to cliff tops

  • Beware slippy rocks and wear good boots

Tyninghame to North Berwick - 

  • An easy to moderate 16km hike along beaches and beach-side paths.

  • Fantastic views of Fidra, The Iron Age Hanging Rock Caves and the Aberlady Nature Reserve.

  • And why not take a break at the Walled Garden at Dirleton?

North Berwick to Aberlady - 

Look for the two green markers with the Google Earth download on the

And find more interesting details about the routes at 

and at 

In the PENTLANDS - 'The Hills of Home'

Stevenson often stayed at Swanston  Cottage. He wrote his Pentland Rising when there and aged just 16.

This circuit from Hillend takes you over some of his Hills of Home and past the Cottage in which he stayed.

Hillend circuit - 

  • Fantastic views of Edinburgh.

  • An energetic 3 hour hike.

  • Take the usual precautions for walking on hills and if the weather is poor do try the Swanston Walk instead (see under Walks).

  • With Audio for places along the route in the words of Stevenson himself.

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