Winter is one of the best times for walking, with crisp air awaiting anyone with the desire to get outdoors. East Lothian is a great location for walking, with guests having the delight of choosing between rural walks, exploring the Pentland Hills or Lammermuir Hills, the East Lothian coastal trail, taking your four legged friends on the best dog walks in Edinburgh, our wonderful beaches or woodland walks in East Lothian. Drummohr Camping and Glamping Site is a dog friendly campsite near Edinburgh and, with a range of accommodation to suit all budgets, is perfect for glamping East Lothian. One of the few campsites open all year round in Scotland Drummohr welcomes campers, glampers and guests to its lodges with hot tubs Edinburgh, as well as having Winter seasonal caravan pitches.
There are a number of woods operated by the Woodland Trust in which you can enjoy woodland walks in East Lothian. At Butterdean Wood at Gladsmuir, Haddington you may be rewarded by the glimpse of a green woodpecker or a spot of the rare birds nest orchid in the Summer. Keep your eye on the tree roots. It is also a great place to birdwatch and if you are lucky a roe deer or two. There are 5km of waymarked trails to enjoy, with wildlife themed sculptures along the way.
Pressmennan Wood at Stenton, Dunbar, is close to the Lammermuir hills. Pressmennan has a large lake, with Presmennan Lake being only one of four designated lakes in Scotland. There is a 5.5km circular trail around Pressmennan Lake. Pressmennan Woods are one of the quietest woodland walks in East Lothian. Pressmennan Wood is also protected by the Woodland Trust. As well as boasting lots of wildlife, such as deer, owls, otters and bats, Pressmennan is home as well as some strange, mythical creatures, ‘Glingbobs’ and ‘Tootflits’ which have made their homes in the gnarled tree trunks. Young children in particular will love searching for these on the sculpture trail.
The John Muir Way is a 134-mile long-distance footpath from Dunbar to Helensburgh which hugs the coastline and makes for great day walks in East Lothian even if you don’t want to tackle the whole thing. The most popular sections of the East Lothian Trail are:
Here are a selection of other great walks near me which you can enjoy when glamping in East Lothian at Drummohr Camping and Glamping Site.