A circular route from East Linton to North Berwick, taking in the dramatic cliff top castle -Tantallon.
Start in East Linton – lunch at one of the pubs or pick up supplies for your trip from the shops and bakery in the High Street. Cycle up and out of the village on the B1377 turn left at junction and follow minor road to join B1347 and turn right, continue through Kingston, past North Berwick Law into North Berwick. If feeling energetic leave your bike at the bottom and climb the Law for amazing views on a clear day across to Fife and beyond. Once you have wandered round the shops, visited the seabird centre and paddled in the sea in North Berwick continue on coastal cliff road A198 towards Dunbar.
Turn right opposite caravan park sign posted for Blackdykes or if you wish you can do a detour to visit Tantallon Castle – perched high on cliff tops (admission charge, note no cafe) or Seacliff Beach with a tiny harbour hewn out of the rocks with amazing views to the Bass Rock. At Blackdykes continue following the road until you come to a T junction with an estate lodge building opposite (Balgone).
Turn left heading south and continue on this road into Whitekirk. In Whitekirk turn right (interpretation board on corner of road) and follow this minor road, take first left skirting past edge of Binning wood, turn right into East Linton passing the famous Preston Mill or left for a quick detour to Tyninghame and visit the Smithy – shop and cafe. For a downloadable route map visit www.visiteastlothian.org