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Dog-friendly walks in East Lothian

At Coast Properties we recognise that your furry friend is an important part of the family.

Dog walking in a forest (© Visit Scotland)
Dog walking in a forest
© Visit Scotland

Make sure to bring your dog along for your holiday and enjoy plenty of nice dog walks in East Lothian with man’s best friend!

Yellowcraig beach, North Berwick (© Visit Scotland)
Yellowcraig beach, North Berwick
© Visit Scotland

When you stay at one of our pet-friendly holiday lets in North Berwick you are never far from a great dog walking spot.

Dog-friendly walks in East Lothian

Discover the best places to walk your dog in East Lothian

With a range of pet-friendly properties on offer, Coast Properties has all you need for a dog walking holiday on Scotland’s sunshine coast.

Read on for our top dog walking suggestions as well as handpicked properties for your East Lothian break with your fur baby.

Nice dog walks in North Berwick

When you stay at one of our pet-friendly holiday lets in North Berwick you are never far from a great dog walking spot.

Local dog walking routes include North Berwick Law, an easy climb on the south side of the town.

At the top walkers will find a replica whale jawbone, while on the route to the summit, Exmoor ponies can be seen.

Another great dog walk in North Berwick is to begin in the town and head east to Seacliff Beach, which in total is a 10km round walk.

From Seacliff Beach, walkers will have fantastic views of Tantallon Castle, a fortress constructed in the 14th century.

To the west of North Berwick is Yellowcraig Beach, a beach which dogs and humans alike always enjoy.

Walk through forest, dunes and onto the golden sand from which walkers can glimpse Fidra Island, the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel, Treasure Island. 


Pet-friendly holiday lets in North Berwick

We have several fantastic options for a dog walking holiday in North Berwick.

Hideaway Apartment is ideal for a pet-friendly seaside break and is also located on North Berwick High Street.

Linda Vista Villa, a charming Victorian holiday home, features gardens to the front and rear, perfect for groups of friends or family staying with a dog.


Dog walks in Haddington

Make the most of your dog walking holiday in East Lothian by heading to Haddington.

Haddington is a historic town located at the base of the Lammermuir Hills, an area which offers many options for dog walking.

To the east of the town is Traprain Law, another great spot for a dog walk in East Lothian.

Climb 2km to the summit and take in extensive views of the surrounding countryside.

Please note dogs must be kept on a leash on Traprain Law.


Discover pet-friendly properties in Haddington

Birchbank at Chesters Farm is the perfect choice for a pet-friendly holiday near Haddington.

This beautiful 3-bedroom cottage provides a peaceful country escape and is located at the foot of the Lammermuir Hills.

To the east of Haddington is the quaint village of East Linton, home to Lynn Cottage.

This 2-bedroom property offers beautiful views across the neighbouring countryside as well as a private garden to the front and rear.


Dog trails near Carberry

Carberry, like Haddington, is situated inland from the East Lothian coast and also offers great dog walking spots. 

Near Carberry, we find Gosford Estate, the location of Gosford House, constructed in 1790.

The gardens, originally built for the residents, are open for the general public to enjoy.

Follow the marked paths and venture to forests, lakes, a boat house and even a mausoleum.

Please note dogs must be on a lead when visiting Gosford Estate.

Not far from here is the Longniddry Railway Walk, which begins at Longniddry Station car park and incorporates a 6.6km route to Haddington.

Dog walkers, cyclists and horse riders alike will enjoy spotting wildlife as well as Redhouse Castle and the Hopetoun Monument in the distance.


Pet-friendly holiday lets near Carberry

Close to Carberry is The Old Millhouse, a traditional building in Dalkeith, complete with a Swimspa and offering guests the opportunity to explore beautiful grounds by the River Esk.


Off lead dog walks in Gullane

Gullane, a beautiful seaside town to the west of North Berwick, offers one of the top spots for an off-lead dog walk in East Lothian.

The award-winning Gullane Beach is adored by dogs all year round, playing and swimming in the sea.

Dog owners will also enjoy walking the length of the beach and taking in the sea air.


Discover pet-friendly holiday lets in Gullane

Coast Properties offers a variety of pet-friendly properties in Gullane, all of which are within easy distance of Gullane Beach.

Summerside Cottage is a delightful holiday home sleeping up to 4 guests.

With top restaurants, Gullane Beach and golf courses a short walk away, this is a great option for a dog walking holiday in East Lothian!

Sylvan Orchard is found in the popular location of Goose Green and sleeps up to 8 guests.

Finally, Templar is a stylish Victorian home offering guests the opportunity to soak in the golfing heritage of Gullane as well as the many beautiful walks in the local area.


Places to walk your dog in Dunbar

We cannot end this article without mentioning Dunbar, one of the best places to walk your furry friend in East Lothian.

Options here include Tyningehame Beach and Ravensheugh Sands which are not only popular for dog walks but also surfing and horse riding.

Keep an eye out for nesting birds and young fawns and sheep when visiting in spring!

Please make sure to keep your dog on a short leash in this important season for our local wildlife.

Pressmennan Wood is another great option for a family dog walk.

Children will love spotting a variety of wildlife on the 4km walk around the lake, as well as ‘fairy’ doors on the sides of trees said to be the home of small creatures.

Another nice dog walk in Dunbar is John Muir Country Park, named after John Muir who was born in Dunbar in 1838 and pioneered natural parks in the USA.

John Muir Country Park has many paths to explore, one of which marks the start of the John Muir Way, a 215km route from Dunbar on Scotland’s east coast to Helensburgh on the west coast.

Enjoy wildlife such as butterflies in July and August as well as seabirds throughout the year, including kittiwakes, skylarks and sand martins.


Pet-friendly holiday homes in Dunbar

Our top choice for a seaside break with your dog in Dunbar is Old Coastguard Station

This stunning one-bedroom home was first built as a coastguard station 140 years ago. 

Today it welcomes guests to enjoy spectacular, uninterrupted sea views.

Brown dog lying in the sand (© Jamie Street on Unsplash)
Brown dog lying in the sand
© Jamie Street on Unsplash

When planning your next dog-friendly walking holiday in East Lothian, make sure to browse our pet-friendly holiday lets.

We look forward to welcoming you!

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