Group walks 2023

Half-day

Whitekirk to North Berwick

On the Forth to Farne Way

Date : Sunday August 27th​

Time : 1.40pm

Meet : Whitekirk village hall

Follows part of the Forth to Farne Way, a coastal pilgrim route opened in 2017 from North Berwick to Holy Island (72 miles in total)
A walk of approximately five miles on grass paths, farm tracks, pavements and minor roads. There are no stiles or gates. The terrain is gently undulating.

Beginning in the historic village of Whitekirk, the walk passes through the East Lothian countryside to reach the coastal town of North Berwick, from where medieval pilgrims boarded a ferry to cross the Forth as they made their way to the religious centre of St Andrews.

Historical and local information will be given along the route.

The route is suitable for families, and most but not all parts are suitable for wheelchair users.

At North Berwick, the path drops to the East Bay beach road via a longish flight of steepish steps with a handrail. There is a slightly longer alternative route which avoids the steps.

Facilities

The village hall in Whitekirk will be open to allow walkers the use of the toilet. There are public toilets in North Berwick.

What to bring

Bring waterproofs in case of inclement weather, and drinks and a snack.

Meeting point and travel

Meet at 1.40pm at Whitekirk village hall to begin the walk.

Please note that this is a one-way walk, so we suggest walkers consider using public transport to get to the starting point.

Buses

Current timetables show the following but please check with operators on the day.

Eves service 120 – departs Dunbar High Street 12.24, East Linton 12.43, arrives Whitekirk 12.51

Eves service 120 – departs North Berwick Church Road 13.15, Seabird Centre 13.18, arrives Whitekirk 13.31

www.eveinfo.co.uk/bus-services

Booking

To book your place, contact  walk leader J. McGuinnes on 07491 649870 or email  jmcguinnes71@gmail.com

‘Forth to Farne Way’ waymarker outside the ancient church at Whitekirk