Southern Upland Way
Points of interest
Set on the edge of the cliffs, looking out to the Bass Rock, this formidable castle was a stronghold of the Douglas family. Ascend Tantallon’s towers for spectacular views of the Bass Rock and to watch gannets plunge into the North Sea. Then descend into the depths of a particularly grim pit prison.
The route ends or starts at the statue of young John Muir outside the John Muir Birthplace Museum.
Preston Mill and Phantassie Doocot
Preston Mill, with its distinctive Dutch-style conical roof, was East Lothian’s last working water mill. Nearby is the beehive-shaped Phantassie Doocot, with its French-style horseshoe parapet, built in the 16th century to house 500 pigeons.
North Berwick Railway Station
North Berwick Law
Berwick or North Berwick Law is a small local hill, 187m high and just off the John Muir Way. It gives superb views over East Lothian and the Forth.
John Muir's Birthplace Museum, Dunbar
Start or finish your John Muir Way adventure by exploring the life and legacy of John Muir in the house where he was born. Completed the route? Claim your John Muir Way certificate here.
John Muir Country Park
The John Muir Country Park is named after the famous naturalist and geologist who was born in Dunbar. The park offers several woodland and beach walks and is home to a wide variety of birds, plants, butterflies and moths.
Dunbar Railway Station
The harbour is popular with fishing boats and leisure craft in the summer, and with a range of festivals and events in the town it provides a fantastic destination from both land and sea.
Drem Railway Station
Discovering Britain guide
Discovering Britain is a website of free self-guided walks, trails and viewpoints and includes the Dunbar section of the John Muir Way. Developed by the Royal Geographic Society (with IBG), it provides a mini guide to the coastal section between the John Muir Country Park and the John Muir Birthplace museum.
Coastal Communities Museum
John Muir spent his childhood in the seaside town of Dunbar. Learn about the customs and livelihoods of the people who would have lived beside Muir in Dunbar and other East Lothian seaside villages.
VOTADINI COFFEE SHOP - East Linton
TYNINGHAME COUNTRY STORE
THE CROWN HOTEL, East Linton
North Berwick's selection of restaurants, cafes and take-away food.
LAW CYCLES - Cycle hire and Services, North Berwick
John Muir Cafe
Located in the East Links Family Park, open to non park visitors.
Dunbar's selection of restaurants, cafes and take-away food.
BELHAVEN BIKES - Cycle Hire and Services, Dunbar
YELLOWCRAIG CARAVAN CLUB SITE
North Berwick's Hotel and B&B Accommodation
GILSLAND CARAVAN AND CAMPING PARK
Dunbar's Hotel and B&B Accommodation
DUNBAR CAMPING and CARAVANNING CLUB SITE
BELHAVEN CARAVAN PARK