Amazing St. Abbs Head, national nature reserve, 9 miles north from Berwick upon Tweed. The air is clean. The fantastic views. The large variety of seabirds, the wild flowers, the butterflies, some of which I believe are rare.

This is a brilliant walk for blowing away the cobwebs and most of it is on good paths. Allow 2-3 hours and wear proper boots. You walk along the cliff tops and inland where there is a beautiful loch to walk around. There is a lighthouse too and the wardens accommodation. It is an amazing place to see the breeding birds and chicks on the cliff face. The feeding Gannets, Razorbill, Guillemot, Cormorant, shag, Puffin and many many more.

There is also a tiny little harbour full of colourful boats and a bustling little café, a first class art gallery and a stunning visitor centre. What more can I say this is a fabulous place to visit. Scotland at its very best and a photographers dream. Regularly seen are minke whales, porpoises and dolphins. Take a picnic from Deyn’s Deli and you are set for the day.

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