Saturday 17 September 2016

Haddington to East Linton along the River Tyne

It's another beautiful day today and we took the bus to Haddington in East Lothian to try out the riverside walk along the Tyne to East Linton. A juvenile grey heron greeted us near the bridge as we started the walk

The walk starts here

and passes through areas of farmland

where it is quite open and the sheep need to gather under the trees to escape the heat

and areas of shady woodland, where it is much cooler

The river banks are lined with trees, specially willows

We saw lots of buzzards, flying high on the thermals, none of them close enough to capture on camera, several grey herons and a group of ten goosanders, which kept flying up and down the river. There were also several large white butterflies and several speckled woods too, thanks to Crafty Green Boyfriend for this photo

Also plenty of hoverflies, including this Eristalis sp (photographed with a funny little moth, that I feel I should know the name of, but can't remember, feel free to remind me in the comments, if you know its name!)

The route also passes by the ruins of Hailes Castle

and then to East Linton to catch a bus back to Edinburgh.

It's a lovely walk, quite manageable at 6 miles and with a good part of it being shaded by trees to avoid heat exhaustion on a hot day. 


Lori Lipsky said...

I enjoyed seeing the lovely sights from your walk, especially since I've never been to Edinburgh or the surrounding area. Thanks for sharing, Juliet.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, pretty nature scenes. Looks like a nice place for a walk. I love the heron photo.
Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

Sandy said...

I was going to ask you how long this walk was, but you answered that question for me. What a lot of interesting things to look at along the way!
We have a new crop of white butterflies in the past week, too. Probably because the flowers are blooming again.

Janneke said...

Beautiful pictures from your walk. When I see the landscape I'm longing to go to England again, we love walking the public footpaths in the fields and woods, so different from our country.
Regards, Janneke

Lowcarb team member said...

What a beautiful day you had.
A lovely six mile walk and your photo's you've shared are so nice to look at.

Enjoy the coming new week.

All the best Jan

Gingi said...

Love your photos, I feel like I am wandering with you... <3 <3 -

Lynn said...

Shade is our friend this time of year, huh? Lovely walk!