Foraging in East Lothian
Slow living in Scotland: the sea buckthorn edition!
One of the most requested topics on my Instagram and here on Substack has been for my slow living Edinburgh and Scotland guides. So I thought that writing about one of my favourite beaches in Scotland would be a good place to start!
I say one of, because I grew up by the seaside and sea salt is in my soul. It’s hard to choose just one. But, at a push, I’d have to go for this one. It has the most beautiful long walkway up to it through the lime trees, swathed with blossom in the Spring; it has a woodland path with gigantic pines above and bronzed bracken below; it has foraging, with hedgerows, hips and haws; it has dunes filled with the glowing orange berries of sea buckthorn in the Autumn; it has wild cliff tops in Winter and miles of golden sand in Summer. It’s about 45 minutes door to door from me in South Edinburgh to beach haven, and it has one of the best bakeries in Scotland en route. Let me take you with me to explore.
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