Smuggler’s Bothy is an interesting ruin at Lamberton Skerrs.
It’s not the easiest of places to get to, but it’s well worth the effort. The site is on the Berwickshire coastal path, which runs very close to the East Coast Main Line, so expect nearby rail traffic.
Also expect midges and close encounters with gorse bushes, dress for action!
In addition to the bothy, there is also an old winch fixed to the base rock, and some nearby rock formations worthy of a photo or 2.
It’s quite a trek down to sea level from the coastal path and back up again, so choose your TOAL point based on your appetite for exercise..! Also check tide times.
There is limited free parking at W3W: ///lanes.thumb.bidder. This gives you a reasonable walk of around 2k to the site. From the car, follow the track under the railway and then turn right onto the coastal path (don’t take the path down to the sea…)
You might also find a parking spot at W3W: ///topples.bank.eliminate, which gives a shorter walk to Smuggler’s Bothy.
Land owner permission requirements unknown.
View and discuss this location in more detail on Grey Arrows.
Co-ordinates: 55.82473, -2.050511 • what3words: ///scale.myth.unsettled