Look out for the different types of birds and stunning views.
Where to start
The walk starts in Whitburn Coastal Park car park (pay and display, free to National Trust members), signposted from the A183 Coast Road. The E1 bus stops within a few minutes' walk.
There is a café and toilets at Souter Lighthouse. You can also visit the lighthouse which is a National Trust property and charges apply. Please check opening times and more details on the Souter Lighthouse website.
If using public transport walk down the grassed path alongside the road down to the car park.
Start your walk on the gravel path to the right, half way down to the car park.
Turn left at the information board for the Local Nature Reserve and follow the main gravel path.
Stop off at the viewing screens for a spot of bird watching across Whitburn Nature Reserve.
Continue along until you reach a stone wall with a wide gap.
From here you have stunning views down the coast to Seaburn, Roker and beyond.
Go through the gap and take the narrow path immediately to your left, continue straight to the end and rejoin the coastal path by turning left.
Look out for:
As you head towards the lighthouse you will see arches, stacks and caves formed in the Magnesian limestone cliffs.
Nesting seabirds such as cormorants, kittiwakes, fulmar and herring gulls.
Did you know?
The red-listed tree sparrows are nesting and breeding on The Leas and in Whitburn Coastal Park. Learn more about the tree sparrows.