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This page gives details about upcoming walks in the Guided Walks Programme. See the About the Walks page for general information. Please do let me know if you are coming on a walk, so that I can keep you informed about any changes to these arrangements.

Sunday 28 May 2017 10am Gullane to Yellow Craig

A varied coastal walk, with beautiful sweeping sandy beaches, rocky headland and islands offshore. Lots of geological variety, too, including some spectacular volcanic rocks that give testament to the scale and power of the volcanic activity that helped form East Lothian.

Day walk, 5 hours, 14/12 concession

THE ROCKS: This beautiful stretch of coast illustrates a range of sedimentary and igneous rocks, which pick out the shape of the coastline of the Firth of Forth - the softer sedimentary rocks eroded back to give us the sweeping beaches, while a range of igneous rocks give an interesting variety of headlands and islands.

THE WALK: A fairly gentle walk along the coast from Gullane to Yellow Craig, near Direlton. We'll be walking on sandy beaches with occasional stretches of rocky foreshore, which may be slippery. Total distance about 6 km. I have classified this as a Moderate Walk: not always on paths, may be rough or slippery underfoot at times. It may be wet, windy or cold. Come equipped with strong footwear and waterproof clothing.

MEET: At Yellow Craig Car Park - from Edinburgh take the A1 and A198 to North Berwick; 2 km past Gullane take the left turn into Dirleton, drive through the village and turn left for Yellow Craig. Grid reference NT 515 855. We'll leave some cars here and drive to the start of the walk at Gullane. Car sharing encouraged - get in touch if you need a lift or can offer one.

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