Day 171 : Dunbar – Coldingham

Today the weather was fantastic for this time of the year, it was warm enough for tea-shirts. Dunbar was an interesting town with a natural harbour protected by some outcrops of rock. Dunbar seems to be the midway point between Edinburgh and the border at Berwick-upon-Tweed.


Walk Date :                1st Nov 2015
Mileage :                     17.80 miles                   Total Mileage :          2, 684.59 miles
Accommodation :      YHA, Berwick-on-Tweed

Another golf course, one of many on this stretch of coastline. I always stop out of courtesy to let golfers take there shot and try not to stop in there eye line. The golfers I have met on my walk have been quite friendly. I continue past the cement works as I make my way to the lighthouse at Barns Ness. The lighthouse was decommissioned in 2005 but still looks imposing.


At Torness is a nuclear Power Station which covers quite a large area. There is a concrete walkway right along the coast past the Power Station. I was glad to get through this section, it’s a bit eerie and reach Thorntonloch.


From here I follow the beach for some way before being forced onto the clifftops. I come to the village of Cove with a pretty little harbour. It is the last point on the South Uplands Way before the path turns to the finish at Cockburnspath.


In cove there is a memorial stone with small figures of women and children. This is to the widows and orphans of fishermen who died in a sudden storm off the coast in 1881.


Next is Pease Bay, where there is a vast beach and a big holiday Park around the bay. From here I continue to Coldingham, my finish point for today.