First leg of John Muir Way

Date walked: 27/01/2014

Time taken: 0.5 day

Distance: 5.7km

I noticed the John Muir Way on your list of long distance walks and decided to complete the first section with a couple of walking pals from Edinburgh. The section is from Fisherrow, Musselburgh to Cockenzie Harbour. The route is well signposted and has many interesting local information boards.
We chatted to an older local man out walking his dog. He told us he used to work in the nearby Cockenzie Power Station and he gave us some of his local knowledge. We were talking to him standing next to Morrison's Haven, a 16th century harbour, and he explained in detail the history and layout of the harbour. I detected a hint of a "Glesga" accent and he told us he had come through from Airdrie in the 60's to commission the Cockenzie Power station and was still living here, We were soon walking passed this old chaps place of work and sadly it was only the demolition men who are now working in the Power station. Finally we reached Cockenzie Harbour and bought some fresh Haddock in the local fish shop. Lovely jubbly !!

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Ben Lawers and Beinn Ghlas

Munros: Beinn Ghlas, Ben Lawers
Date walked: 19/08/2013
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Location: Edinburgh
Occupation: Retired
Interests: Walking, Golf, Lawn Bowls and gardening.
Activity: Rambler
Pub: Hunters Tryst
Mountain: Cobbler
Place: Glencoe
Gear: Walking sticks
Member: Swanston Golf club and Colinton Bowling club
Ideal day out: Walk in the Pentland Hills

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