New map shows Lammermuir walking routes

The view from Twinlaw Cairns
The view from Twinlaw Cairns

A new Lammermuirs map leaflet is now available showing the Scottish Hill Tracks route as well as the shorter and circular routes in the hills.

It is the first stage of the Scottish Rights of Way and Access Society (Scotways) Lammermuirs project which will also include improved sign-posting of routes. ScotWays volunteers have been auditing, repairing and replacing existing signs and noting potential locations for new signage.

By including the shorter and circular routes it is hoped the new map will attract a wider audience interested in enjoying the area but who lack the time, inclination or ability to tackle a longer or linear journey.

The larger size of the new map has allowed the addition of many more historic features, including old routes promoted by Scotways Heritage Paths project.

Paper copies are available around East Lothian and the Scottish Borders and an online version will also be available from council websites.

The leaflet was funded by ScotWays, East Lothian Council, Scottish Borders Council and Gifford Community Council and was supported by the Lammermuirs Moorland Group and Lammermuir Community Council.

A spokesperson for Scotways said: “Many thanks to all the land owners and land managers who have contributed their time and energy – the support of those living and working in the Lammermuirs is especially appreciated. Thank you to the many volunteers who contributed to the project – surveying routes and auditing signposts.”