Prestonpans to Seton Sands, East Lothian
25th February 2023
A short walk along the Firth of Forth, taking in some sandy beaches, harbours, a range of sedimentary rocks from the Carboniferous, an impressive dolerite dyke and one the Lothian’s most famous glacial erratic boulders, The Johnny Moat Stone.
THE WALK: This section of East Lothian’s coast is packed full of interest with a range of sedimentary layers exposed along the shore, and good views along the coastline. From Prestonpans we will follow the John Muir Way and other coastal footpaths, with occasional forays onto the rocky shore. Total distance 7 km. I have classified this as a Moderate walk: not always on paths, it may be rough or slippery underfoot at times. It may be wet, windy or cold. Come equipped with strong footwear and waterproof clothing.
MEETING POINT & ROUTE: at the John Muir Way car park on the shore opposite the Prestongrange Museum. From the end of the walk, you can catch Lothian Bus service 26 back to the start point. Grid reference NT370737 | Nearest Postcode: EH32 9RY | What3Words: strike.magma.frame | Route Map.