Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Cove Harbour & Pease Bay, Berwickshire



On the Eastern Border of East Lothian is the County of Berwickshire.
If East Lothian is the hidden gem of scenery then the county of Berwickshire next door is the often overlooked and unexplored county for many.
So much of its countryside away from its coast isn't featured in guide books etc.
Its coast is different to East Lothian by its Geology as it has the Lammermuir Hills meeting the North Sea giving a more dark red sandstone clifftop scenario than the white sand beaches and bays of East Lothian...
Berwickshire is quiet too.Away from the coast in the Merse are miles of old country roads and tracks and trails steeped in history.you can go walking or cycling and hardly see another person all day. For myself its the last retreat.
If you like coastal scenery then you will love this little gem of a place.
A lovely little hidden Harbour... As its name suggests a secluded cove whose cliff top cottages nearby once housed its fishermen.Only 2 creel boats work out the harbour now.
From the car park a track via some steps leads down to the Harbour which is hidden from view...

Barometer was correct!, it was a crisp clear morning with a cold onshore breeze.

The Memorial to the 1881 Fishing Disaster...




Down the track and a tunnel through the hillside which has storage tunnels now sealed off to the public and you emerge into the cove...



And a fantastic view...


The red house is a holiday house,the stuff of dreams!...

Return back up through the tunnel and the track goes round to Cove Cottage and sea wall...



















Returning up the track there is a clifftop trail east from the houses of Cove along to Pease Bay...



The views over the Harbour,the coastline and the North Sea here are superb...



On the horizon is Coldingham Moor where the Lammermuir Hills tumble into the sea at St Abbs...




Soon Pease Bay with its Caravan Park comes into view far below.The bay is popular with surfers and a few were out today...


The path drops down through a glen to the road...



Where i walked down to Pease Bay to walk up Pease Dean Nature Reserve which i will post in the next few days.
Heres a film i did of the walk so far...





2 comments:

  1. Robot Sreelplate19 January 2012 at 19:38

    That bunker looks like something exciting :o)

    Pugsley No5

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  2. i spent my child hood at pease bay and it was the best child hood anyone could ever have its a beautiful timeless place.

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