At the heart of our Walking Festival is a programme of guided walks designed to suit all ages and abilities. Details are on the home page.

In addition, each of East Lothian’s six Area Partnerships has suggested walks that you can follow for yourself …


5 km / 3 miles
6 km / 4 miles

Newhailes, Musselburgh

Preston, Seton and Gosford

6 km / 3.5 miles
5 km / 3 miles


7 km / 4 miles
5 km / 3 miles

Haddington & Lammermuir

2.5 km / 1.5 miles
5 km / 3 miles

North Berwick Coastal

4 km / 2.5 miles
14.5 km / 9 miles

North Berwick Law

Dunbar and East Linton

2 km / 1.5 miles
8.5 km / 5 miles

More walks

Use these links to find more excellent walks in East Lothian and beyond

East Lothian area walks and core paths leaflets

East Lothian Council’s area walks and core paths are described in these attractive and useful guides, with good maps.

East Lothian Council – area walks and core path leaflets

Countryside Volunteers walks library

East Lothian Countryside Volunteers has a fantastic resource of walks in the ‘Library’ section of its website, with links to numerous leaflets including their excellent ‘one-pagers’.


Scotways free maps and leaflets

Scotways, the Scottish Rights of Way & Access Society, has a number of maps and leaflets as free downloads, as well as guidebooks to purchase in its online shop.


Walk Highlands website

Free to use and funded by donations, Walk Highlands is a great source for walking routes in East Lothian.


East Lothian Ramblers

The local Ramblers group, East Lothian Ramblers and Hillwalkers, are very active and arrange lots of group walks. Find them on Facebook.

East Lothian – Ramblers website


Scottish Borders Walking Festival

Established in 1994 and hosted by a different town each year – it’s Kelso for 2023 – the festival runs from September 2nd to 9th.