Pease Dean

Situated nine miles south-east of Dunbar, Pease Dean is one of the few areas where native woodland can still be found in this area. The wet, sheltered deans support moss and liverwort species which are usually found in the west and seldom found this far east.

Small heath © T Norman Tait

Why visit?

  • Woodland flowers
  • Breeding birds
  • Woodland walks

Best time to visit?

  • Apr to Jul

Visit for:

  • Wildflowers
  • Woodlands
  • Birdwatching


From the roundabout on the A1 near Dunbar (next to Asda supermarket), continue south towards Berwick-upon-Tweed past the Torness power station. At the roundabout near Cockburnspath, take the left exit to Pease Bay. Follow the single track road with passing places down to Pease Bay. Just before a ford, turn left into the car-park next to Pease Bay Holiday Park.

Getting onto the reserve

Cross the road from the car-park and go through a kissing gate. Pease Dean is 50m beyond the gate from where paths lead into the reserve itself.

Getting round this reserve

It is recommended that visitors stay on the footpaths to avoid steep, wet ground. Visitors should wear appropriate footwear with a good grip for wet, muddy ground.


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