Lauder to Cockburnspath

This section is again normally split into two days with an overnight stop at Longformacus. This gives a first stage of 25km and a final day of 28km.

The first part of this section winds through the Lammermuir hills. All the large uplands are now behind us so this section is gently rolling hills compared to what has come before. Once past Longformacus the route goes through arable farmland towards the coast where it follows the cliffs for a mile or so before heading into Cockburnspath and the end of the Way.

From Cockburnspath the John Muir Way can be followed for around 9 miles along the East Lothian coast to Dunbar for anyone wanting to catch a train.

OS Explorer Maps345 Lammermuir Hills
346 Berwick upon Tweed
Distance53km / 32miles
Height Range10 – 447m
Total Ascent790m
Information ShelterLongformacus, Abbey St Bathan, Pease Dean & Cockburnspath.
Leaflet BoxLongformacus & Abbey St Bathans
SuppliesThere are shops in Lauder & one in Cockburnspath but none on route.
Public TransportRegular bus services from Lauder & Cockburnspath, none on route. Last bus from Cockburnspath to Dunbar leaves at 4.44pm.