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12th November 2011, Dirleton, East Lothian

Based on Alexander's John Muir Way suggestion, we met in Dirleton, East Lothian, and walked to the coast at Yellowcraig and along the beach to the west, which started to disappear under the tide, curtailing our adventures. We dined in style, firstly having a leisurely lunch in the sun at the beach, then an excellent meal at the Castle Hotel in Dirleton.
Breakers at Yellowcraig
High tea: Castle Hotel, Dirleton.

What if it's wet?: The Scottish Sea Bird Centre in North Berwick comes recommended by Margaret, Frank and whoever gave them their 5 star award. Dirleton Castle and gardens are also open from 9.30 till 4.30 on the day.

How to get to the walk:The A198 follows the coast through Prestonpans, Longniddry, Aberlady and Gullane. You can join this road in Musselburgh, or from the A1 at Tranent. When you get to Dirleton, turn left onto the B1345, and the pub will be on your left. Hopefully it will be signposted for the castle. If you're using satnav, the postcode is EH39 5EP.

Who was there? :
Philippa, Morag, Elspeth, Ronald, Alistair
Marion and Adam
Alexander and Ella
Mike, Joy and Theo
Pete, Veron and Rachel

The pictures

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A fantastic day of sun, sea and sand, and a bit of mud just to make us feel at home.
The John Muir Way to Yellowcraig The John Muir Way looking back to Dirleton Anyone know the way? North Berwick Law from the John Muir Way
The John Muir Way to Yellowcraig Looking back to Dirleton Anyone know the way? North Berwick Law from the Way
Fidra from Yellowcraig Our picnic site Freddie contemplates escape Where Elspeth is in Phil's estimation
Fidra from Yellowcraig Our picnic site Freddie contemplates escape Where Elspeth is in Phil's estimation
The Boys enjoy the picnic Theo and Adam make tracks Anyone seen Adam? Fidra from the beach
The Boys enjoy the picnic Theo and Adam make tracks Anyone seen Adam? Fidra from the beach
Tea at the Castle Hotel Tea at the Castle Hotel Tea at the Castle Hotel
Tea at the Castle Hotel