Starting from the county town of Haddington,the town sits on the river Tyne it has a good mix of shops, cafes and restaurants. Head towards the sea into Longniddry and then comes back inland taking in Gifford before heading back to Haddington.
This route starts and ends in the county town of Haddington, where you will find plenty to see with lots of shops, cafes and restaurants. Lovely walks along the river Tyne past St Mary’s Church open for tours during the summer months. Follow the West road out of Haddington towards Edinburgh and turn up Alderston road signed Longniddry Railway Path.
Follow route west all the way into Longniddry, cycle through village (shops and pub) turn left under railway bridge signed Pencaitland, take first left. Follow road past the cottages and take the next right and keep on this road eventually crossing the A1 and zigzag across the A199 and take road towards Samuelston. Past Samuelston follow road towards Bolton however don’t go into Bolton, continue south bypassing the village and take minor road that goes by Eaglescairnie Farm which links to the B6355, this road then takes into the picturesque village of Gifford, with two pubs with food served, shops and post office.
When you have eaten and refreshed at the local pub, take the road left past the church (this road can be a bit busy and main link road to Haddington) and follow this road all the way back to Haddington until you see signed for Nungate, this road then leads you to the east of Haddington past the golf course and old remains of St Martin’s Kirk. For a downloadable map please visit www.visiteastlothian.org