On Saturday 15 September 2012, walk for water so others don’t have to.

Cockenzie to Aberlady

The route starts at Cockenzie and Port Seton and the section between Cockenzie Harbour and Port Seton Harbour involves some steps and inclines before then continuing along side the Seton Sands beach. The path follows through Longniddry past a large area of sea buckthorn. This is a vigorous shrub that was introduced to help to stabilise the sand dunes. If you’re very quiet you may be lucky enough to spot a water vole in one of the burns at Longniddry Bents, one of the few sites where they are found in East Lothian. This coastal route also takes you past Gosford House and Grounds, an example of an 18th century designed landscape. Gosford Bay is also a good site for seeing wading birds such as grey plover and dunlin. The end of the route passes by the 16th century Kilspindie Castle which is on a site which has a complex history dating back to the prehistoric period. The route ends at Aberlady which is a fine example of a medieval village dating from at least the 7th Century AD.

5.3 miles / 8.5 km
Estimated Walking Time: 
2 - 4 hours
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