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Name:North Berwick Law
Hill number:1829
Height:187m / 614ft
RHB Section:28A: Firth of Forth to the River Tweed
County/UA:East Lothian (UA)
Catchment:Minor Rivers only (North)
Watershed:Firth of Forth
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (100-199m)
Grid ref:NT 55638 84220
Summit feature:rock 3m NE of trig point
Col:19m  NT566800  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 66
(1:25k) 351E
Observations:highest point of rock on which trig point stands
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 336 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From car park - just in case I didn't when I was about eight (nobody alive to confirm). Given the number of kids today, I suspect we did.SS20/10/2018
From railway station (2 trains an hour from Edinburgh) - Short walk into town centre & picked up John Muir Way to The Law Car Park. From car park, up well-used paths to trig point, viewpoint indicator & replica of a whale jawbone arch; original arch erected in 1709 as a beacon for homecoming sailors. (S)gerrybowes15/09/2018
Gone with my wife from the nearby car park, beautiful weather and 360° view, it's really a place worth to go.Pampuco31/08/2018
A short walk up, before the heat of the day, from the convenient car park.Walker Dan26/06/2018
A smashing hill with terrific views on this sunny day.Chris Peart21/06/2018
Busy summit with nice sea view. A coach pulled up as I was leaving.G0HIO17/05/2018
Quick ascent from train station. A super little hilltrimarc208/05/2018
Walked from North Berwick Pier via the John Muir Way, then back around the other side. A quick and easy wee hill with brilliant views all around.Chris Mac18/04/2018
No doubt lovely but not in a foul Easter easterly. Went up in trainers with a pole : mistake, resulted in a bum slide which never seemed to stop.Owen B30/03/2018
A splendid hill, justly popular. No idea why it's got that daft replica of a whalebone on the top though. When I got down, Scoob, Fi and Alan were just on their way up.Gill10/02/2018
With Alex Cameron. From the car park. Direct steep ascent on poor track, returned on the tourist path.jonglew18/10/2017
Fab little hill which exemplifies all that is worthy about Marilyn bagging.Alex C18/10/2017
Fantastic viewpoint.clashcityrocker22/09/2017
Climbed a while ago, but can't remember exactly when (hence generic date/ time). Decent view from top but pretty tame otherwise.IainHillHunter01/09/2017
We climbed the steep side from the car park to join the main path. We then ascended through mist, though dry at 16C. Cloud cleared at the summit to reveal view to Fife and beyond. Bass Rock appeared, nestled in a duvet of cloud. Scrambling on the trig point led to scratches on chest, soldiered on to Eat Linton for a pie and marshmallows.ThomasMcLachlan20/08/2017
From car park at foot, easy walk with the masses. Sunny dayN.Morters26/03/2017
Short detour off A1 after 7 hour drive from Suffolk to Edinburgh. Parked in car park on west side of summit following path anti-clockwise around base before path turns left up steep ascent all way to summit. Lovely views of Firth of Forth enhanced by evening light and setting sun. Simon1100's first Scottish Marilyn.SteveSmith17/02/2017
Completed this on the way to Edinburgh. Steep ascent, with excellent views. At the summit ate wale bones. Nice easy climb.Simon110017/02/2017
from The Law car park, quick up and down.rhalstead30/12/2016
Climbed from 'The Law' car park up western aspect of hill. Interesting whale jaw bones on the top from a whale with false teeth - they are made out of GRP - possibly the tackiest hill-top monument in Scotland!raffemeister19/12/2016
Staying in Northumbria but cannot resist bagging this one - have the top to ourselves for a short while - Tantallon Castle, Millers Moss Hill(& Trig) then St Abbs cliffs -lighthouse - Head visited before we return.briandavies25/10/2016
On way to Edinburgh for a few nights, thought this one was definitely worthy of bagging, good views from top, bagged the surprisingly nowhere near as popular Traprain Law an hour previous then drove to this one.DanTrig10/10/2016
Whilst the wife was enjoying a cuppa in a café in town, I thought a quick trot up this hill was in order: got near the top and was greeted with a sudden downpour and poor views, the Forth barely visible. Back down again, sodden wet and the sun came out, the Mrs wondering whether I'd been swimming instead! Easy navigation, accessed off road just south of schools.JOHNS31/08/2016
Parked in the car park and made our way to the top. our 2 year old daughter made a cracking attempt and surprised us with how much she walked, at least 70% of the way easily. Fantastic views from the top, clear blue sky. Lovely dayoutdoorgirl24/08/2016
Parked in the car park and made our way to the top. our 2 year old daughter made a cracking attempt and surprised us with how much she walked, at least 70% of the way easily. Fantastic views from the top, clear blue sky. Lovely dayfamilybreeze24/08/2016
With Denise. Easy walk from The Law CPCrib Goch09/07/2016
Just a quick stroll to summit, however excellent views to Bass Rock and Tantallon which was the castle I was heading to. Dog elected to stay in car as he was a bit hot after Spartleton peak. Company: Solo.iandesbottes09/05/2016
Ice here and there to add to the excitement!elizyanne14/02/2016
Parked in the car park to the west of the hill. A 30 minute walk/climb return. Great views. Solo.bolton03/09/2015
Parked at the Law carpark. Took the well sign posted Path to the summit along with a few other people and went to the top. Gorgeous views of North Berwick. With whalebone replica on the summit.steverd30/07/2015
Parked at the carpark at the bottom of the hill. I went up with Mummy and Daddy. Lovely views from the top.Dragonzilla30/07/2015
Managed to disturb several hundred roosting rooks.aul-fogie30/06/2015
HuMP #700 - From car parktim74702/02/2015
Dunbar to North Berwick. A serious climb after the gentle gradients of the John Muir Way.Smudge17/01/2015
Usual way. One of the easiest Marilyns and one of the best views.AndrewFinnimore15/11/2014
After Lamberton Hill we drove to North Berwick. Took the very steep route up from Heugh NT 5630 8427 (14 minutes). Given the choice on a wet day (as it was) the main path from the west side would have been a better choice. Operated for SOTA from the summit on short wave and VHF.G4OBK (Phil)06/11/2014
小山一座,40分钟上去 可以看到海 View不错 有几个海上的岛 有个岛时一块巨大的石头lol with 喵酱,帅哥hxin8711/05/2014
from carpark path to summit.robertphillips29/04/2014
Walked in from Yellow Craig. Write-up here:
with Jill. Fine hill.peterstanding22/10/2013
Self and BonnieInvicta1407/08/2013
Short and enjoyable walk up the volcanic plug.mindlessflogger10/07/2013
Pleasant half hour walk, dodging showers today. On way up to Fifenickywood102/07/2013
Lives up to expectations with a fine viewpoint.JohnW23/04/2013
On way home from E'burgh w Jenx. Parked near to The Law car park which was being resurfaced in near blizzard conditions! Walked around hill on signed path, easy gradients led to frozen top. grand views. Whale jawbone now looking quite smart, ruined buildings less so. Tea in N Berwick afterwards and walk on beach. V nice spot!nordicstar11/03/2013
With AS. Walked. With FS, ES, IS, JH and BH.eks01/10/2012
With AS. Part Carried. With FS, ES, IS, JH and BH.iks01/10/2012
We've just arrived in the area to visit Edinburgh for a couple of weeks and called in North Berwick for provisions. But first nip down to the car park a trot up to visit this very interesting summit.hillhiker04/08/2012
Solo. From North Berwick Railway Station. Used path on west side which goes round south side before swing back to the west. Fast descent taking short cut as I could see rain storm approaching.pwbellarby28/07/2012