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Walk and visit

Dirleton and the wider area of East Lothian are excellent for a variety of coastland and inland walking from strolls to something more strenuous. Dirleton is on the John Muir Way which now stretches 215km (134 miles) from Helensburgh in the west to Dunbar, John Muir's birthplace, in the east.

Local Walking Groups
Haddington and North Berwick District Walkers

Click on the links below for suggestions of walks at different levels:
Short walks around Dirleton
Longer walks around Dirleton
Walks in the wider area
Explore the Dirleton Caves - a winter walk
East Lothian’s Core Path Plan
The John Muir Way
Some suggestions for walking information

Places to visit around Dirleton:
Dirleton is one of a string of villages and small towns along the southern coast of the Firth of Forth. All are well worth a visit.

Aberlady has a delightful mix of building styles along its main street and a beautiful church.
Nearby Waterston House is the headquarters of the Scottish Ornithologists Club with advice on bird watching and regular exhibitions. Gosford House is a splendid regency house with fascinating grounds. Gosford Bothy in the grounds of Gosford House is a farmshop with a dedicated butcher and a small cafe. Also nearby is Craigielaw Golf Club which has a restaurant with magnificent views, and is open to the general public.

Gullane is all-things-golf plus splendid beaches, cafes, pubs and restaurants and a small selection of interesting shops.

North Berwick is a real old fashioned bucket-and-spade seaside town and a keen entrant to Britain in Bloom contests. It has a wide selection of eateries and shops plus some galleries. And it is now developing some decidedly funky food outlets. It also features the Scottish Seabird Centre, the Coastal Communities Museum and The Lodge Grounds.

Lennoxlove House, just outside Haddington
Guided Tours during the season until the end of October.
Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sunday afternoons.
Tours start at 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm
Advance booking required - phone 01620 823 720

Click on the links below for the websites of the following attractions:
Coastal Communities Museum
Craigielaw Golf Club
Gosford House
The Lodge Grounds, North Berwick
Myreton Motor Museum
National Museum of Flight
The Scottish Seabird Centre
Waterston House

A comprehensive website for this area can be found at: Visit East Lothian