Wednesday 2 December 2020
We had yet another beautiful sunny but rather chilly day for our walk which took us in a circular route from Tyninghame to the pastures on the northern side of Tyninghame House and eventually back through the pastures on the southern side of Tyninghame House.
In order to avoid walking up the A198 we walked through Erica’s orchard and crossed the A198 at West Lodge. We followed route A on the walks maps. At the Tyninghame House curtilage we had a bit of a scramble through the fence to get into the field in order to avoid having to climb the barbed wire fences! After reaching Tyninghame Links our walk took us along a track past the salt marsh where we sat on the lovely stone bench and had some of Erica’s mint tea. On our walk back up the Avenue and onto the pastures, we enjoyed seeing the Tyne at a very high tide and the sun setting behind the trees giving a beautiful light through the branches. We all marvel at being able to enjoy such a wonderful corner of East Lothian.
Wednesday 25 November 2020
We had a beautiful sunny afternoon for our walk to the Biel Estate. After crossing over the railway line via the bridge off the A199 at the junction with the A198, we walked south along an excellent track and road, eventually dipping down through the woods to Biel Water. We followed a beautiful path through lovely woodland not realising that we were entering a private garden. We apologised profusely to the owners who were busy in the garden. They were very kind and directed us on our way. We found our way back onto the road and headed north through an avenue of beautiful trees, Yew tree avenue, before getting back onto the road leading to the railway bridge.
Wednesday 18 November 2020
The weather wasn’t at its best as we set off for a walk to Newbyth Woods. It soon cleared and was warm and dry for a short while. Our walk took us up past St Baldred’s Cottage and down Pine Path to Binning Wood. We walked west crossing over the road into Newbyth Woodland and followed the paths in East Wood, stopping briefly at the little lake with its solitary swan. We walked on a very good gravel path which went past the Old Mansion House. The heavens opened so we turned back and found our way back to Binning Wood and on to Tyninghame. Our walk was about 3 hours long with beautiful autumn colours in the woods and fields.
Wednesday 11 November 2020
We had a gentle walk along the B1407 road towards East Linton and down to the ford at Knowes Mill. Our walk followed the John Muir Way to Phantassie where we crossed over to the Bostock Bakery. A sit down with a cup of tea and cake was a welcome break. Our walk home took us past Preston Mill and back onto the road to Tyninghame.
Wednesday 4 November 2020
The walk took us to the south of Tyninghame House through the cattle fields which are now empty. We had a warm, sunny and calm afternoon for our walk to Mosshouse Point. The view is fabulous and Scots pine trees make a beautiful backdrop. We walked down onto the salt marsh and round it heading towards Tyninghame Links. Curlews numbered about 100 on the marsh. We came full circle and walked back along the fields stopping to take a look at St Baldred’s church.
Wednesday 28 October 2020
We had another beautiful sunny afternoon for our group walk. Four of us walked south on the edge of the fields alongside the A198, crossing the Tyne at Tyninghame Bridge, until we reached the John Muir Way going east towards Dunbar. On reaching the Tyne estuary we rested on one of Barry’s beautiful benches and enjoyed the stunning views. It’s worth taking binoculars with you as it’s a lovely place for a spot of bird watching. We walked back going north along the estuary and we followed the Tyne towards the A198 and Tyninghame Bridge.
Wednesday 14 October 2020
We started our Wednesday walks with an afternoon walk led by Erica W. Five of us met up and walked through Erica’s beautiful organic orchard with lovely views over the village towards the Lammermuir Hills. We followed the Pine Path to Binning Wood and then went along the Garleton Walk towards Tyninghame Links exploring the woods as we went. We spotted a lovely group of long-tailed tits in the trees. We came across the dormant Woodlands Craft School which was a good stopping place to enjoy one of Erica’s apples. Our walk returned to Tyninghame over the stubble fields. Erica pointed out the original Lime Tree Walk which was such a surprise and really beautiful.