The nature reserve is the perfect place for getting away from it all and to blow away those cobwebs. While walkers who like a bit of a challenge will be rewarded, we also have a short accessible path so that people of all abilities can view the cliffs and hopefully some wildlife too. Whatever you’re looking for – birds, plants, butterflies, archaeology, history, scenery or wildness – you’ll find it at St Abb’s Head.

We offer three trails for people to explore. Experience the thrill of walking along the coastal path on the Discovery Trail and the extended Lighthouse Loop. Further inland, the Mire Loch Loop is beautifully tranquil, contrasting with the windswept and rugged cliffs, and is especially lovely when the gorse is in bloom.

Whatever the time of year, be awed by the dramatic cliffs overlooking crystal-clear waters, feel the gentle sea breeze or marvel at the magnificence of a storm-tossed sea.

Please take care by keeping back from the cliff edge and always follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.