Activities

East Lothian is a great place to have an adventure, try something new, hone your skills or just take some time for yourself. 

There's nothing like the great outdoors and East Lothian has plenty of unspoilt spaces and landscapes where you can enjoy nature and outdoor activities.  Whether you are looking for thrills and spills or to slow down and appreciate your surroundings you'll be sure to find your perfect outdoor activity here.

Miles of beautiful coastline provide a playground for watersports enthusiasts.  Dunbar is the area's surfing hub where Belhaven Surf Centre offers activities including surfing, stand up paddle boarding and yoga.  North Berwick is ideal for sailing and both locations offer excellent diving where you can discover ship wrecks and explore caves.  Conditions along much of the coast especially at Longniddry are perfect for kitesurfing and windsurfing.  As well as beautiful stretches of beaches, East Lothian has a rugged coastline that makes for thrilling coasteering - swimming, climbing and jumping from the cliffs.

The UK's first cable wakeboard park can be found at Foxlake Adventures where you can also have a go at completing a ropes course over water and ride a zipline through the woods.

The coast is also the route for the John Muir Way, a national long distance walking and cycling route between Dunbar and Helensburgh, on the west coast of Scotland.

If you fancy a 2-day cycling trip then the Go East Lothian trail is for you.  This scenic circular route takes you from North Berwick to Dunbar.

Extensive coast, rolling countryside and quiet back roads are ideal for biking, walking, horse riding and nature spotters. 

Download a copy of our East Lothian Outdoor Guide.