Day 172 : Coldingham – Berwick-on-Tweed

Today starts as a bright cold day as I get the early bus out to Coldingham. The village grew around an Abbey that was built and was later destroyed by fire. Later on a Benedictine Priory was built of which you can still see some remains.

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Walk Date :                2nd Nov 2015
Mileage :                     21.00 miles                   Total Mileage :          2, 705.59 miles
Accommodation :      YHA, Berwick-on-Tweed

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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.

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

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Day 170 : North Berwick – Dunbar

I have had an enjoyable three night stay in North Berwick at the Richmond Cottage B&B. The accommodation was extremely comfortable and by hosts, Brenda and Franc were very friendly and made me feel at home.

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Walk Date :                31st Oct 2015
Mileage :                     16.60 miles                   Total Mileage :          2, 666.79 miles
Accommodation :      YHA, Berwick-on-Tweed

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Day 169 : Longniddry – North Berwick

I leave Longniddry and follow the coastline round to Aberlady Bay. From here I follow the Trail into the RSPB Nature Reserve. You are requested to keep to the paths so as not to disturb the wildlife. I eventually take to the beach which I walk along to Gullane Bay.

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Walk Date :                30th Oct 2015
Mileage :                     14.30 miles                   Total Mileage :          2, 650.19 miles
Accommodation :      Richmond Cottage B&B, North Berwick

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Day 168 : Leith – Longniddry

I start today at the Ocean Terminal in Leith, the home of the Royal Yacht Britannia.  I was surprised to see that the terminal was part of a big shopping complex. I nipped into the complex and found a viewing platform by a coffee shop where I could take some pictures.

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Walk Date :                29th Oct 2015
Mileage :                     14.80 miles                   Total Mileage :          2, 635.09 miles
Accommodation :      Richmond Cottage B&B, North Berwick

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Day 167 : South Queensferry – Leith

I have decided to do something which I did not originally plan to do. Because of a number of things that have happened during this year which meant me taking more time out than planned, and the daylight hours are getting shorter, I will skip round to Edinburgh to continue my walk down the east coast. But do not worry I will be back next year to complete the stretch from Ullapool to Edinburgh.

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Walk Date :                28th Oct 2015
Mileage :                     12.70 miles                   Total Mileage :          2, 621.09 miles
Accommodation :      Richmond Cottage B&B, North Berwick

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Day 166 : Rhiroy – Ullapool

Yesterday, I had a rest day and we had a drive around the coast of Coigach area with great views of the Summer Isles to Lochinver and the Assynt. It gives me a taste of what I have got to look forward to.

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Walk Date :                16th Oct 2015
Mileage :                     13.20 miles                   Total Mileage :          2,608.29 miles
Accommodation :      Loch Gruinard Caravan Park, Laird

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Day 165 : Camusnagaul – Rhiroy

Again my sister and brother-in-law, Maureen and Terry will be joining me to walk at various points along the route today. It’s a bright but cold start to the day, but I’ll soon get warmed up.

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Walk Date :                14th Oct 2015
Mileage :                     17.30 miles                   Total Mileage :          2,595.09 miles
Accommodation :      Loch Gruinard Caravan Park, Lairde

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Day 164 : Laide – Casmusnagaul

The centre of Lairde focuses around a road junction with a garage, general store and post office. Just before the junction is a pretty looking white painted Presbyterian church. The caravan site where we are staying sits along the beach front with outstanding views across Gruinard Bay. Beside the caravan park are the ruins and graveyard of Laide chapel.

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Walk Date :                13th Oct 2015
Mileage :                     16.90 miles                   Total Mileage :          2,577.79 miles
Accommodation :      Loch Gruinard Caravan Park, Lairde

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Day 163 : Aultbea – Laide

Today my walk takes me to the most northerly end of Loch Ewe and down to Laird at Gruinard Bay where we are staying, so I should be able to walk right up to the front door of the caravan. First of all my brother-in-law drops me off where I finished yesterday a couple of miles south of Aultbea.

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Walk Date :                12th Oct 2015
Mileage :                     17.50 miles                   Total Mileage :          2,560.89 miles
Accommodation :      Loch Gruinard Caravan Park, Laird

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