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Named 'Scottish Border Walks' signsBerwickshire Coastal Path

Northumberland, Borders

48 km / 30 miles
The Path crosses farmland and cliff tops as it passes through Burnmouth, Eyemouth and St Abbs. Some of the cliff walking is very exposed and reaches a maximum height of 340ft. A short extension to the route can be gained by taking advantage of the paths of the National Nature Reserve of St Abbs Head. There is also a short spur from St Abbs Head into Coldingham, which can be joined from Coldingham Bay.

UPDATE September 2022: After reports of safety issues with the cliff path near Meg's Dub (where it is squeezed between the cliff and the railway line) several people have reported no special issues beyond the normal ones with cliff edge routes. However, others have confirmed that the path has been re-routed inland between Cockburnspath and St Abbs Head, so this stretch no longer follows the cliff edge. Our GPX and other track files have been amended accordingly. Thanks to the many people who responded to requests to confirm these issues by walking the path.


Details:

Waymark: Named 'Scottish Border Walks' signs
Path Type: Scotland's Great Trails
Waymark: Named 'Scottish Border Walks' signs
Attributes: Scotland's Great Trails
Very Challenging
Coastal
Start: NU006528 - Berwick on Tweed, Northumberland View on StreetMap
Finish: NT774711 - Cockburnspath, Borders View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Scotland's Great Trails Scottish Borders Council - Berwickshire Coastal Path Pete's Trip Reports - Northumberland Coast Path [blog] Annierak - Berwickshire Coastal Path [blog] Berwickshire Coastal Path [YouTube video] Walk Highlands - Berwickshire Coastal Path

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

External download Berwickshire Coastal Path  (Scottish Borders Council  - 2018 ) Download
External download Paths around Eyemouth and the Berwickshire Coastal Path  (Scottish Borders Council  - 2011 ) Download

Maps:

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 67, 74, 75
OS Landranger Active 67, 74, 75
OS Explorer 346, 351
OS Explorer Active 346, 351
Other Paper Maps:
Harvey National Trail map

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Downloads:

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GPX Route File
Berwickshire Coastal Path GPX Exchange Format Route File
Last Updated 21/09/2022 15:54:46 - Re-routed inland between Cockburnspath and St Abbs Head
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MemoryMap Route File
Berwickshire Coastal Path Memory Map Route File
Last Updated 21/09/2022 15:54:46 - Re-routed inland between Cockburnspath and St Abbs Head
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Tracklogs Route File
Berwickshire Coastal Path Tracklogs Route file
Last Updated 21/09/2022 15:54:46 - Re-routed inland between Cockburnspath and St Abbs Head
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Route Profile:

45.0 km (28.0 miles)
1,504 m (4,934 ft) ascent
215 m (705 ft)  maximum height

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