Herring Road

The Herring Road is a traditional route which crosses the Lammermuir Hills. Extending for 28 miles (45 km), it represents the path taken in the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries by fish-wives carrying baskets of cured herring from the coast at Dunbar to market in Lauder. Initially the route follows modern roads, to Spott and Halls and then over Lothian Edge and across Dunbar Common before descending between Wool Hill and Ling Rig to cross the Whiteadder Water. It then reaches Mayshiel and Faseny Cottage, continuing over Little Says Law, the Fallago Ridge, Hunt Law, Wedder Law, Hogs Law, Peat Law and Lylestone Hill to reach Burncastle and Newbigging on the A697 road, and then finally to Lauder. Maps indicate some variants of the route.

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