St. Abb's Head and Pettico Wick Bay Walk on the dramatic Scottish Coast

The dramatic coastline view from Pettico Wick Bay - my favourite viewpoint on this walk 

A stunning walk on the Scotland coast at St Abb's near Eyemouth in the Scottish Borders 

I'd had this place on my list for a while to visit, after seeing a superb image that I found out to be of Pettico Wick Bay and a recent trip to see family in Berwick-upon-Tweed gave the perfect opportunity. It doesn't take long upon passing he England-Scotland Border to get here and it's an excellent section of dramatic coastline which all forms a national Nature Reserve.

This particular walk is relatively short at 3.3 miles with some great views along the way along the cliff tops.

St. Abb's Walk overview:

WALK DISTANCE: 3.3 miles
WALK TIME: 1.5-2 hours

Map route of this St Abb's Head walk: 

Here's the full map route of this a great walk, which starts from the St. Abb's vistor centre car park where you will find a cafe, toilets and a lovely little pottery shop. It's costs around £4 to park all day. You can go clock-wise or anti-clockwise, and on this occasion  I went in a clockwise direction - which is on a private quiet narrow road all the way until Pettico Wick Bay (my favourite viewpoint) and then the lighthouse. From the lighthouse it's on a footpath south with greta views of St.Abb's. See full interactive map route below on OS Maps:

If you don't have a Phone Map App - I really recommend the one by Ordnance Survey. You can download route maps to your phone such as this one and the app will show you exactly where you are on the route even when you have no signal - so no more taking a wrong turn :-)

Photos of this St Abb's Head walk: 

Fine views at Pettico Wick Bay - complete with it's own small white sandy beach. The water here is really clear and divers frequent the spot to see a nearby ship wreck and visit the kelp forest which can attract dolphins!

St Abb's lighthouse from above (from https://www.visitberwickshirecoast.co.uk/listings/st-abbs-lighthouse/)

You'll get great views of St Abb's on this walk

Happy Hiking!

Post by Stuart Hodgson 
'The Hiking Photographer'

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