Circular Tour

Cycle Routes

    Longer circular route of East Lothian, route uses both roads and off road paths.

    Route Description

    The route begins in Musselburgh at the Old Roman bridge car park next to the River Esk. Follow signs for the River Esk Path and continue on this trail along the riverbank all the way to Whitecraig.

    At Whitecraig follow signs for cycle route NCN1. Turn off this route signposted NCN196 Pencaitland Railway Path and follow this route onto the A6124 and turn left onto the Pencaitland Railway Path.

    Follow this all the way past Ormiston and Pencaitland (toilets available in Ormiston Library and Pencaitland Winton Arms, local shop and pubs in both villages – no food served in Winton Arms Pencaitland).

    A short diversion off the railway path lets you take in a visit to Glenkinchie Distillery, the only malt whisky distillery in the area. At the end of the railway path, follow the signs for NCN196 to Haddington via West and East Saltoun.

    In Haddington, follow signs for NCN76 along West Road and turn up Alderston road signed Longniddry Railway Path. Follow the path all the way into Longniddry (shops and pub) and turn down Lyars Road to the coast. Follow NCN76 signs through Port Seton and Prestonpans into Musselburgh and back to your starting point.

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    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015


    • Refreshments


    • 26-50 Miles

    Leisure Facilities

    • Bike Repair/Sales

    Type of Ride

    • Road Cycling


    • Varied


    • Toilets


    • Cycle Hire Nearby bike shops located in North Berwick and Dunbar (hire) and Haddington (no hire)
    • Parking

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