St Abb’s Head Circular

As walking mistakes go, poor navigation can be one of the more costly and trip destroying ones you can make. Yet so many, setting out for the trail from the central belt, forget to look south to find the great hills and routes for a days exploring. While it’s true that there is a near endless supply of great routes and mountains to the north; there are more than enough routes to the south of the country to keep you busy for a lifetime or two. One of these incredible routes lies immediately to the north of the village of St Abbs. About an hours drive South of Edinburgh, the… Read More

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Tantallon Castle

Designed For Strength At six stories high and 90 meters in length, the curtain wall of Tantallon Castle is built to intimidate enemies and impress friends. The blood-red sandstone looks especially daunting in front of the blue seas and green fields that surround the medieval structure on the East Lothian coast. Standing to the east of North Berwick and a near shout away from Bass Rock, Tantallon dominates a rocky peninsula on the banks of the Firth of Forth. An important and visually stunning bit of land, the castle was fiercely contested by both relatives and kings since its construction in the mid-1300s. Surrounded on three sides by high cliffs… Read More

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