August 24th to September 1st, 2024

Walking routes

River Esk walkway to town centre


Start : Railway station

Finish : High Street

Length : 5 km / 3 miles

Gentle walk on paved, step-free paths

Starting at Musselburgh railway station, make your way through wee streets and lanes down to the River Esk. Explore the natural world, its sights and sounds, before emerging back into busy Musselburgh town centre.


Plenty of opportunities to stop, shop, and maybe a quick bite to eat!

Note there are no facilities at the railway station, although Maggies Cafe is available at Queen Margaret university campus (check website for opening times).

Public toilets are available in the town.


Path along river is paved and step free.

Getting here

Getting to Musselburgh couldn’t be easier by bus, train or using your own transport.

You can follow this walk using the GoJauntly app.

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