A short circular route taking in National cycle route 76. Start in Haddington and skirting past Hailes Castle follow route into East Linton and back round via Athelstaneford birthplace of the Saltire.
This shorter route follows national cycle route 76 past Hailes Castle ruins on bank of river Tyne which has unmanned free entry. Follow road, go under A1 and over A199 into East Linton. East Linton is a pretty village with several shops, a couple of pubs and cafe.Continue through main road of village uphill towards North Berwick turn first left out of village towards Markle.
Take 2nd right and follow road round cross over B1347 and into village of Athelstaneford home of the Saltire, here you can stop briefly for a visit to the Flag heritage centre, continue out of the village on the B1343 until the road links to the A6137 – road is a bit busy at times, take care and on this section there is a steep incline as you cycle over the Garleton hills. End cycle with a downhill run all the way back into Haddington. For a route map visit www.visiteastlothian.org