Lothian and Borders Groups’ Walks

This is a direct feed from the Ramblers UK Group Walks and Events Manager (GWEM).

This page lists the next 50 scheduled walks for all Groups in the Lothian and Borders Area (excluding EYW). Please note that only walks are listed, no other events. Clicking on a walk title will take you to the corresponding GWEM entry on the Ramblers UK web site.

Join the Edinburgh group for a 2.5 mile leisurely walk.

Tweedbank to Melrose along the river bank with optional extension of 1.5 miles via Newstead Farm. In Melrose visit the Abbey and Priorwood and Harmony gardens. Path may be muddy

Join the Balerno group for a 8.0 mile moderate walk.

From Dunbar swimming pool - Dunbar to Belhaven Bay and return. All on paths - including cliff top - edge of golf course - woodland and a wee bit beach and tarmac. Lovely sea views.

Join the Linlithgow group for a 6.8 mile strenuous walk.

The Cobbler (Ben Arthur). The Cobbler has the most distinctive outline of any mountain in the Southern Highlands and makes a fantastic short day out. Extremely popular, the path on the way up has been improved and once past the initial zig zags makes a pleasant ascent. This route explores both peaks of the Cobbler before descending via the South Ridge. Happy to help anyone wishing to "summit".

Join the Linlithgow group for a 5.9 mile moderate walk.

White Coomb from Loch Skeen by way of Mid Craig and Firthhope Rig, descent by the Grey Mare’s Tail. (This is slightly different from the walk described in TRAIL and will not require a car shuttle.)

Join the Linlithgow group for a 5.3 mile leisurely walk.

Bathgate to Torphichen with some geology thrown in, plus a newly-mapped stone circle. Drive to Torphichen (to which the given grid ref relates), park cars, and take bus departing Torphichen 1044, to Bathgate Tesco. Visit Kirkton (geology), then by footpaths to Petershill Nature Reserve (more geology, visit optional). The side of Petershill quarry is steep and slippery, so you need rigid footwear and a walking pole if you wish to explore it. Ascend to The Knock (viewpoint, 300m). Then by path past the silver mines, and down to Torphichen.

Join the South Queensferry group for a 5.0 mile moderate walk.

An attractive route over Ben Effrey and Craig Rossie with panoramic views over Strathearn.  Ascent 350m.  OS Explorer 369.

Join the Balerno group for a 8.5 mile moderate walk.

Quarreymill on A93 outside Perth via Den of Scone, Balcraig, McDuff Monument return by Murrayshall and Balgarvie PD £8.50

Join the Edinburgh group for a 9.9 mile strenuous walk.

Creag Each (672m) and Creag Ruadh (712m).

Join the Edinburgh group for a 6.0 mile leisurely walk.

Circular walk round Uphall

Join the Livingston group for a 10.3 mile strenuous walk.

Including An Gearanach, Stob Coire a'Chairn, Am Bodach and Sgurr a'Mhaim.  This is a two day wild camp.  Horseshoe spectacular with scrambling and some exposure.

Join the Linlithgow group for a 5.0 mile moderate walk.

Dumyat from Blairlogie. Starting from Blairlogie village - behind Witches Craig caravan park then up onto Yellowcraig and then up to Dumyat. Down to Menstrie Glen.

Join the Linlithgow group for a 10.7 mile strenuous walk.

Meall Tairneachan and Farragon Hill. Two Corbetts lying between Loch Tummel and Aberfeldy. On tracks and some pathless rough ground.

Join the Edinburgh group for a 11.2 mile strenuous walk.

Starting from the A82 at Inveruglas (), heading towards Coiregrogain and then up Ben Vorlich (943m). Time and weather permitting heading towards the dam or retracing our steps partially and climb Ben Vane (916m), before returning via Coire grogain.

Join the East Lothian Ramblers and Hillwalkers group for a 4.5 mile easy walk.

Longniddry Station to Redhouse Dean, Redhouse Castle, Thorny Strip Loan and return by Feryness Wood

Join the Tweeddale group for a 9.0 mile strenuous walk.

 We take a good track on Venlaw across South Knowe and North Knowe. Take track near Collie Law down to Heathpool Common and Redscarhead. Cross the A703 to Nether Kidston to join the Cross Borders Drove and return to Peebles via Rosetta.

Join the Coldstream group for a 8.5 mile moderate walk.

Old Yeavering, Tom Tallon's Crag,Scald Hill, Commonburn

Join the South Queensferry group for a 7.5 mile moderate walk.

From Tweedbank Station, River Tweed Walkway, Gala Hill, town centre gardens and Langlees Community Woodland.  Panoramic town views.  Ascent 150m.  OS Explorer 338.

Join the Balerno group for a 6.5 mile moderate walk.

Start at car park next to ruins of Newbyres Castle. Descend Main Street and head to Scotland’s first Gunpowder Mill. Cross A7 to Gore Glen following Gore Water to Trotter’s Bridge. Skirt around the edges of Gorebridge to climb to Common Wood. Descend using farm tracks and quiet roads. Gaiters advised and walking poles optional.

Join the Linlithgow group for a 9.0 mile moderate walk.

Sgiath a' Chaise from Strathyre. Mainly on forest tracks and footpaths. Sgiath a' Chaise (645m) is a Graham. Return by the same route.

Join the Linlithgow group for a 6.8 mile leisurely walk.

Kingseat and Townhill Circuit. This circular walk explores farmland and woodland in the north east of Dunfermline. Most of the walking is on reasonable paths and tracks. The walk will start and end at the Town Loch Waterski Centre. (This walk has been rescheduled from 24th July) 

Join the Linlithgow group for a 5.9 mile leisurely walk.

Knock of Crieff Circular. Starting from Glenturret Distillery, up through Culcrieff Wood, the Golf Course and by gentle ascent to the Knock. Good paths, minimal road walking and spectacular views.

Join the Livingston group for a 7.5 mile leisurely walk.

and Seacliff circular.  Coastal paths, beach, tracks some roads with some rough sea rocks. Mainly level

Join the Linlithgow group for a 9.9 mile strenuous walk.

Beinn a' Chaorainn and Beinn Teallach. Two Munros from Glen Spean. A forest track, followed by boggy slopes up to stunning views of Loch Treig and the Grey Corries. The delightful summit ridge then gives views down to dramatic corries and across to Creag Meagaidh. Back down wet slopes and up to a rocky ridge and the second summit which has the mixed blessing of having been promoted in 1984 to become the lowest Munro. The return route requires a river crossing which can be negotiated higher up if necessary.

Join the Eildon Ramblers group for a 9.5 mile strenuous walk.

B+ Linear walk from Cardrona to Peebles via. Kirkhope Law & Gypsy Glen.

Walk Details. B+ 9.5 miles, 537m ascent
We’ll walk up through Cardrona Forest on lovely walking trails, meandering through the trees.  We’ll take our time as it’s a slow climb all the way until we reach the top of Cardrona forest where we’ll stop for a well earned cuppa.  We’ll then traverse Yellow Mire, skirting around the side of Birks Hill, to join the cross Borders drove road.  We’ll follow the  drove road on the steady ascent up Kirkhope Law (537m) where we might stop for lunch if it’s not too blowy.  You’ll be rewarded with fabulous open views down the Tweed Valley as we follow this spectacular drovers road along the heathery hills to Kailzie Hill and down Gypsy Glen into Peebles.  

Join the South Queensferry group for a 6.0 mile leisurely walk.

A walk on minor roads and paths in the Pentland Hills.  Can be muddy in places.  Ascent 100m.  OS Explorer 344.

Join the Edinburgh group for a 3.1 mile leisurely walk.

Round Arthur’s Seat to Dr Neil Garden on good tracks and grass. Visit the garden in Autumn.

Join the Midlothian Walkers group for a 8.0 mile moderate walk.

Peebles circular starting from Gallow Hill on Cross Border Drove Road, Kailzie Hill, Kirkhope Law, Upper Newby, Haystoun, 350M ascent.

Join the Livingston group for a 13.1 mile moderate walk.

and Deuchray Hill.  Walk by lochs and Deuchray hill, fine views.  Mainly good tracks some a bit rough.  Slow gradual ascent then harder climb.  shorter easier option.

Join the Linlithgow group for a 10.9 mile moderate walk.

Ben Gullipen and Beinn Dearg circular. A walk up through forestry plantations to Ben Gullipen, then continuing over Beinn Dearg and on along the remarkable flat-topped ridge which extends southwest from Beinn Dearg for about 2km. Return via Loch Venachar to make a circular route.

Join the Tweeddale group for a 8.4 mile strenuous walk.

From Broughton we ascend Cowiemuir Hass, Pyked Stane Hill, Brown Dodd, Stobohope Head, return via Hammerhead and Trahenna Hill. On paths and tracks, some boggy

Join the Edinburgh group for a 3.1 mile leisurely walk.

City explorer walk. More info will be uploaded later.

Please see https://www.meetup.com/edinburghramblers-familywalks/ or emails us at familywalks@edinburghramblers.org.uk for more info.

Join the Balerno group for a 7.0 mile leisurely walk.

Starting from Fisherrow Harbour heading out towards Prestonpans.

Join the Linlithgow group for a 8.4 mile moderate walk.

Circular route from Lauder. Starting from car park beside Primary School. Follows some of the route of the Lauder Common Riding. Fine views. Varied terrain, some rough ground. Wet/muddy sections after rain. Mostly moorland, paths, tracks, drove road and minor roads. One steep descent.

Join the Linlithgow group for a 5.0 mile leisurely walk.

Muiravonside and Maddiston. A circular walk starting from Muiravonside Country Park, north along the canal then overland via public rights of way and the occasional quiet road. There will be 2 steep sets of steps on the walk.

Join the Linlithgow group for a 6.5 mile leisurely walk.

Blairadam Forest. A circular walk around the north east corner of Blairadam Forest. Not just walking within the forest but passing Blairadam House and crossing open farmland with views across to Loch Leven and Benarty Hill. Mainly tracks and paths with one stile to cross.

Join the South Queensferry group for a 7.5 mile leisurely walk.

Ravenscraig, Dunnikier and Beveridge Parks and part of the Fife Coastal Path.  Ascent 50m.  OS Explorer 367.

Join the Edinburgh group for a 11.5 mile moderate walk.

Linear, West Linton to Peebles via the Cross Borders Drove Road. Contact walk leader David Rhind for public transport details on 01968 675 319

Join the Balerno group for a 9.5 mile moderate walk.

Longniddry circular. Longniddry to Haddington via disused railway, returning via Ugston, Coates and Setonhill. PD £3.50

Join the Midlothian Walkers group for a 6.0 mile leisurely walk.

Circular walk from Gifford to Bolton, Eaglescairnie and Town Wood.

Join the East Lothian Ramblers and Hillwalkers group for a 11.0 mile moderate walk.

Circular along Whiteadder water, past Gamelshiel Castle, over Spartleton Hill.  Cross the river to Crichness Law and on to Crystal Rig and Friardykes

Join the Livingston group for a 9.9 mile leisurely walk.

Circular walk

Join the Coldstream group for a 9.0 mile moderate walk.

Oxton, Inchkeith, Girthgate, Lauder Common

Join the Balerno group for a 7.7 mile moderate walk.

A circular walk from the picturesque village of Kippen - near Stirling. Country lanes - grassy paths - farm tracks and minor roads. 9.00AM START

Join the Linlithgow group for a 9.3 mile moderate walk.

Muthill Circular. Starting from the centre of Muthill we head for the golf course, which is the highest point of the day, then through the grounds of Drummond Castle. From there to Bennybeg garden centre, the river Earn and follow the path along the river and old railwayline, Sallyardoch wood and back to Muthill.

Join the Linlithgow group for a 1.9 mile easy walk.

Red Squirrel Walk, Devilla Forest. A pleasant short walk in the forest. A red squirrel might be spotted.

Join the Linlithgow group for a 5.6 mile leisurely walk.

A walk round Arthur's Seat Edinburgh. Train into Waverley then walk down the Royal Mile to Holyrood. From there walk around Holyrood Park including up Arthur's Seat and Salisbury Crags.

Join the Livingston group for a 6.2 mile leisurely walk.

Woodland walking and returning via the coastal path Mimimal ascent

Join the Edinburgh group for a 0.0 mile strenuous walk.

A+ weekend Corran - Friday 11 October to Sunday 13 October. Based in Corran which has accommodation options including bunkhouse with private rooms and The Corran hotel/ restaurant.Please contact leader before booking. Walks will depend on weather and leader availability.

Join the Balerno group for a 9.0 mile moderate walk.

Culross to Dunfermline linear walk. First section of the Fife Pilgrim Way. New long distance trail. Return by bus. Bring bus passes. PD £4.50

Join the Livingston group for a 5.9 mile strenuous walk.

Including Meall a'Choire Leith.  This can be very boggy