Walks at Thurston Manor

East Lothian countryside and coastal walks

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Walks and outdoor attractions

Nestled at the foot of the Lammermuir Hills and close to a number of coastal walking and cycling routes, Thurston Manor is in a fantastic location for outdoor enthusiasts.  



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Thurston Manor
EH42 1SA

01368 840 643

Season open:
15th February - 3rd January

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Dunbar Clifftop Trail

Take in the views from this clifftop walk

A two part circuit including the iconic red sandstone cliffs through to the historic Dunbar high street and harbour. This is part of the historic John Muir Way but a shorter, moderately easy route, making it perfect for non-experienced walkers and those with children. This walk features fantastic sea views and fascinating volcanic rock formations such as the Doo Rock.

Fantastic sea views whilst walking on Dunbar Clifftop Trail

John Muir Way

Walk the John Muir Way from North Berwick to Dunbar

The John Muir Way is a fantastic coastal path spanning from west to east Scotland. The final section of this impressive 134 mile walking route lets you take in the sights between North Berwick and Dunbar. From farmland to saltmarshes and dramatic clifftop paths, this walking route has everything, including amazing sea views. What’s more, the walk ends at the John Muir Birthplace Museum so you can find out about the man this route was named after!

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Lammermuir Hills

Visit the breathtaking Lammermuir Hills

Thurston Manor nestles at the foot of the Lammermuir Hills, so what better place to visit than the hills themselves during your stay? The Whiteadder Reservoir to Priestlaw Hill circuit allows you to see some of this breath-taking area in all its glory, especially from the summit of the hill. This 7 mile walk includes the route taken down the Herring Road by the fishwives of Dunbar to carry herring over the hills to the nearby town of Lauder.

Walking at Verdant Leisure

Belhaven Bikes

Enjoy the countryside from two wheels

Explore the countryside around Thurston Manor hiring a bike from nearby Belhaven Bikes. For your convenience and comfort, the mountain bikes on hire are fitted with full mudguards and a rear rack, pump, spare tube and tyre levers.  You’ll also receive an East Lothian Spokes Map and a John Muir Way Map as part of your hire. Find out more about cycle routes in the area by visiting the Belhaven Bikes website. 

Guests and owners at Thurston Manor can take advantage of a 10% discount off cycle hire including kids bikes and electric bikes by showing their key card (guests) or rewards card (owners).

Explore the countryside by bike with Belhaven Bikes

John Muir Country Park

Relax in Belhaven Bay and the John Muir Country Park

Take a relaxing walk through the John Muir Country Park and visit the beautiful Belhaven Bay, with its views across to Bass Rock and the Forth Estuary. From the Bay you can visit the Dunbar Clifftop Walk or have a stroll round the John Muir Country Park. The beach itself is a great place for surfing or to relax and enjoy the great outdoors with picnics and sunbathing whilst visiting the area.

John Muir Country Park walk. Belhaven Bay and Bass Rock

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