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Scotland's Great Trails

Berwickshire Coastal Path

Stretching for some 48km from Cockburnspath in the north down to the English Border and Berwick-upon-Tweed, the Berwickshire Coastal Path provides some superb walking. The northern end of the route links up with the Southern Upland Way, whilst the John Muir Way which continues round the coastline of East Lothian is accessible via the John Muir link.

Stage descriptions Length Time Done
Cockburnspath to Dowlaw 12km 3.5 - 4 hours
Dowlaw to St Abbs 11km 3.5 - 4 hours
St Abbs - Eyemouth 6km 2 hours
Eyemouth to Berwick upon Tweed 19km 5 - 6 hours

The route takes in some dramatic clifftop scenery complete with arches, stacks and crumbling castles. It rounds St Abb's Head, a National Nature Reserve renowned for its birdlife, to reach the attractive fishing village of St Abbs. Several sandy beaches are reached en route to the town of Eyemouth, before the long final stage leads on along the cliffs to cross the Border.

THE CHALLENGE

The Berwickshire Coastal Path is well waymarked for most of the route. The going is reasonably straightforward with some steep ascents and descents. Care is needed by unprotected cliff edges.

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BAGGAGE TRANSFERS AND WALKING PACKAGES

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ACCOMMODATION AND SERVICES ALONG THE WAY

There is bed and breakfast accommodation at Cockburnspath, but no facilites at Dowlaw except for a car park. St Abbs, Eyemouth and Berwick all also have hotel accommodation as well as bed and breakfast and shops.

St Abbs and Berwick-upon-Tweed also feature hostels.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

Cockburnspath has a local bus to Dunbar, which itself has a train station and onward bus services.

There is no public transport to Dowlaw, though fit walkers will be able to combine the stages. St Abbs and Eyemouth both have bus services, whilst Berwick-upon-Tweed has good bus and rail links.

Timetables for all the routes can be found on Traveline Scotland.

Users' walk reports for the Berwickshire Coastal Path

There are 92 Walkhighlanders who have completed the Berwickshire Coastal Path, including you. Our users have contributed 4 public walk reports for the route. These are ordered below with the most popular ones first.

Title AuthorDate walked Likes
  20/06/2014  2
  06/07/2015  1
  14/07/2012  1
  20/08/2012  0

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