St Abb's Head, St Abbs

St Abb's Head is a dramatic coastal headland, ringed by cliffs and famed for its seabird colonies. This walk takes you around the Mire Loch and up around the cliffs of the Head, a National Nature Reserve. It is a straightforward route and provides good views of the highly populated bird nesting areas and a lighthouse that has been in service since 1862. There is a tea room and toilets adjacent to the car park.


Tarmaced road and grassy paths alongside high cliffs with some short steep inclines. Some of the paths can be muddy and care is needed near the cliff edges.

Public Transport

Bus to St Abbs.


NTS Car Park above St Abbs. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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