The final section of the path winds through woodland and farmland and finishes along a coast path with dramatic cliffs and sandy beaches.
At first you will be following the path through a mixture of farmland and woodland. You then head into woodland alongside the Whiteadder Water that flows down to the Village of Abbey St Bathans. Here there is a cafe to stop at before you continue through the mixed scenic landscape towards the coast.
Your first sight of the North Sea will be as you come out of Penmansheil Woods and go down a small road towards Pease Bay. This large sandy beach is a popular tourist site but you won’t be heading towards to beach. You will go up onto the cliffs heading north towards the rocky and atmospheric Cove Harbour.
Finally you turn back inland and head into the village of Cockburnspath. The war memorial in the centre of the village will mark the end of your adventure.
But as I strode on, only pausing to study a just-opened wildflower here,
Or stand entranced by the call of an unknown bird,
I was glad to welcome solitude, the fellowship of the empty country road.
|OS Explorer Maps||346 Berwick upon Tweed|
|Distance||29 km / 18 miles|
|Height Range||20 – 314m|
|Information Shelter||Longformacus, Abbey St Bathan, Pease Dean & Cockburnspath.|
|Supplies||One shop in Cockburnspath but none on route.|
|Public Transport||Regular bus services from Cockburnspath, none on route. Last bus from Cockburnspath to Dunbar leaves at 4.44pm.|
|Cycling||The last section along the coast is narrow and should be avoided by cyclists. The rest of the section is suitable for mountain bikes.|