Edinburgh to Prestonpans

The eighth stage of the John Muir Way sets out from the Meadows just south of the city centre and passes below the rocky hill of Arthur's Seat (detour possible) to follow a cycle route out of the city through residential suburbs to reach the coast at Musselburgh (all facilities) where the route stays close to the shore to reach Prestonpans, a former mining community with all facilities.


Roads with pavement, shared cycle path.

Public Transport

Trains and buses at Edinburgh, Musselburgh and Prestonpans.


The Meadows (Marchmont/Melville Drive junction), Edinburgh. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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