East Lothian

This is night No.8/2019 living in my caravan. It's also my 3rd night at Yellowcraig C&MC Site near North Berwick.

Got up around 0620 to grey, but dry weather. It had been very mild overnight and was very pleasant to take the dogs down the beach before breakfast and a shower.

We went for another blast down the beach, then headed for a nearby woodland, about 15 mins away. The Woodland Trust is a great resource for finding woodland walks, and I chose Butterdean Wood near Gladsmuir.

Never been here before. A nice mix of broadleaf and coniferous trees.

Very quiet wood. Has a carpark and a couple of waymarked routes.

A massive wood louse on a tree!

Lots of quirky little touches.

Thoroughly enjoyed this wood, and the weather was getting nice by this point.

I've never visited the actual site of the Battle of Prestonpans, and with it being only 10mins from the woods, we took a detour to pay a visit.

I have no idea what the 'authorities' were thinking with this one. It was an absolute mess. The visitor viewpoint is on top of what must have been a coal bing (!) between a council estate, a waste site, and a sports centre? Absolute disgrace.

Heading up the bing(?) Even the flag was missing from the pole.

The 'viewpoint'

Looking back down the 'bing'.

Just a miserable excuse of a place.

However, returned to the van for lunch and later in the afternoon, we headed for the Law. As they say...."when in Berwick"!!

It is a great little hill. I've been up it many times now, and never tire of the views.

Views across to the Lomond Hills in Fife.

Approaching the summit and the (fake) whale jaw.

North Berwick Harbour.

The Bass Rock, covered in Gannet.

The spectacular ruins of Tantallon Castle.

I could clearly make out Torness Power Station, and the Cement Works at Dunbar.

The Isle of May in the Forth.


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