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Walks in the wider area

Pressmennan Wood

Time: One and a half to two hours. Distance 3 miles.

Leave the A1 at the Thistly Cross roundabout south of Dunbar and take the B6370 for 3 miles to Stenton. Go left at the end of the village (in front of the primary school) and after almost a mile down a narrow lane, go left again following the sign for Pressmennan Wood to reach the car park.

At the end of the car park, there are two gates, take the one on the right, leading through trees on the side of Gallows Law. Before the top of the hill, the track goes into a clearing with good views and on the other side the path continues up. You then begin to drop down - ignore the path on the left. The path goes right, then swings round and down to the left to reach a track, where you go left. After a few hundred yards go right at a wooden carving, down a path which runs above Pressmennan Lake. Pass a bench, then wooden carvings that make a tree look like a house, before going through a tunnel of overhanging rhododendrons. The path eventually reaches a track at the end of the lake. Go left, then left again almost immediately (on the other side of a holly bush) to follow a path to the track below the car park. Turn left to return to the start.

There is a much shorter children's trail of magic sculptures reached just below the car park and turning off this track to the right at a yellow stone.

Based on a walk in The Scotsman, Spring Walks for a great day out 2010

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