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 0.0 mile strenuous walk.

A+ weekend at Invergarry. Based nr Spean Bridge at The Great Glen Hostel . Please contact leader before booking. Walks will depend on leader availability.

Join the Balerno group for a 8.0 mile moderate walk.

Falkirk Wheel Car Park, Seabegs Wood, Rough Castle, Union Canal to Lock, Forth & Clyde Canal back to Falkirk Wheel. . . Meet PVCP 08:50. PD £5.50

Join the Coldstream group for a 7.0 mile moderate walk.

Lilliesleaf, Ale Water Bridge, Riddell Tower, Newhouse, Firth, West Middles.

Good tracks, some field edges.

Join the Balerno group for a 9.0 mile moderate walk.

Pentlands circular from Carlops via Baddinsgill Reservoir, Cauldstane Slap, East Cairn Hill, Borestane, North Esk Reservoir. . . Meet PVCP 08:50. PD £3.00

Join the Eildon Ramblers group for a 10.0 mile leisurely walk.

Sunday 19 July C+ 9.75ml/15.7km 289m OS351  

Linear - Aberlady to North Berwick.  Easy coastal path/beach walk. Bus back from North Berwick to start.

Join the Balerno group for a 4.0 mile leisurely walk.

Balerno Group's 35th Anniversary walk and meal. Short walk around the Gosford Estate, Aberlady. Lunch at Craigielaw Golf Club about 1pm. Contact for lunch bookings S Renton [0131 449 3527] More details later. . Meet PVCP 09:30. PD £4.00

Join the Edinburgh group for a 9.8 mile strenuous walk.

One of the Glenshee Munros from Glen Clunie. An easy Munro

Join the Coldstream group for a 8.0 mile moderate walk.

Smailholm, Smailholm Tower, Westfield, Boghouse, Mellerstain Estate, Smailholm.

Paths and tracks, some quiet road.

Join the Balerno group for a 7.0 mile moderate walk.

Lammermuir Hills circular. Whiteadder Reservoir, Priestlaw Hill. Takes in part of the old Herring Road. Track, hill, moor and some walking on a B road. . . Meet PVCP 08:50. PD £6.50

Join the Eildon Ramblers group for a 6.5 mile leisurely walk.

Saturday 1 August C 6.5ml/ 10km 200m OS338 

Whitmuirhall Loch, Lindean Loch and Selkirk Hill.
From start head up to Gala Rig and on to Whitmuirhall Loch. Cross A699 to Lindean Loch and return to start via Borders Abbey Way, past Shawmount and Selkirk Hill. 

Join the Balerno group for a 7.0 mile moderate walk.

Pencaitland circular walk. Pencaitland and Winton railway path and woods. . . Meet PVCP 08:50. PD £3.50

Join the Coldstream group for a 8.0 mile moderate walk.

Selkirk, Whitmuir Loch, Lindean Reservoir, St Helen's.

Farm and moorland paths and tracks.

Join the Balerno group for a 5.0 mile leisurely walk.

Walk in Dalkeith area followed by visit to Alison Kinnear's Exhibition in Temple (part of Edinburgh Festival). Meet PVCP 08:50. PD £2.00

Join the Eildon Ramblers group for a 11.0 mile moderate walk.

Saturday 15 August B+ 11ml/17km 330m OS 338/OL16 

Linear: Dere Street Jedfoot to St Boswells. Part of St Cuthbert's Way. Meet St Boswells Bus stance 9.30am for bus (or car share) to Jedburgh. 

Join the Eildon Ramblers group for a 8.0 mile moderate walk.

Sunday 16 August B 8ml/12.5km * OS338  

 Meet 10.00hrs Nutwood Car Park NT549340 WT 5hrs  for car share

Start/finish : Milestone Garden Centre then follow St Cuthbert’s way to Bowden .Then on to Faughill, Bowden Common and back to Newtown St Boswells via Whiterigg. 

Join the Balerno group for a 11.5 mile moderate walk.

Castle Campbell circular via Glen Sherup & Glenquey. Steep ascent to Saddle Hill, up Whitewisp & Tarmangie Hills, descent via Glen Sherup, moderate ascent towards Burnfoot and easy return to Glenquey. . . Meet PVCP 08:50. PD £7.00

Join the Coldstream group for a 8.5 mile moderate walk.

Earlston, Georgefield,Whitefield,Black Hill, Redpath, Leaderfoot, Earlston.

Good paths and tracks, grassy ascent up Black Hill.

Join the Balerno group for a 6.0 mile moderate walk.

Holms & Kilbucho circular. Glenholm Quarter House, The Glack, Kilbucho, Trebetha Hill, Knowe, Kniffling, start. . . Meet PVCP 08:50. PD £6.00

Join the Eildon Ramblers group for a 6.0 mile leisurely walk.

Saturday 29 August C+ 6ml/10km 450m OS338  

 Galashiels to Meigle Hill and back via Clovenfords. Good tracks and open hillside.

Join the Balerno group for a 11.0 mile moderate walk.

Source of South Esk. Moorfoot Farm, Gladhouse Cottage, Hirendean Castle, Blackhope Scar, Bowbeat Hill, Dundreich, Jeffries Corse, Moorfoot farm. . . Meet PVCP 08:50. PD £3.50

Join the Coldstream group for a 8.5 mile moderate walk.

Wooler Common, Hell's Path, Broadstruther, Commonburn, St Cuthbert's Way over Gain's Law.

Good paths and tracks.

Join the Eildon Ramblers group for a 7.0 mile leisurely walk.

Saturday 12 September B 7ml/ 11km 290m OS331 

Hawick to Denholm- takes in Ormiston, Cavers and Denholm Dean. Meet at Denholm Green (NT568185) to catch the 10.06 bus to Hawick or meet at Hawick Mart Street (NT505150) at 10.16. WT 4hrs.  

Join the Balerno group for a 7.5 mile moderate walk.

South Queensferry to North Queensferry via Forth Road Bridge. Fife Coastal Path to Inner Bay then road to North Queensferry Station. Train £2.80 single to Dalmeny Station, footpath to Hawes Pier. . . Meet PVCP 08:50. PD £1.50

Join the Balerno group for a 7.0 mile moderate walk.

Urban walk around Edinburgh. Hermitage of Braid, Blackford Glen Road, Inch Park, Duddingston Rd. West, Innocent Railway, Holyrood Park, High St. possible visit to The People's Story then coffee. Bus back to start of walk. Bring bus passes. . . Meet PVCP 08:50. PD £1.50

Join the Coldstream group for a 8.0 mile moderate walk.

Good paths and tracks, easy flat walking.

Join the Eildon Ramblers group for a 13.5 mile strenuous walk.

Saturday 26 September B+  13.5mls/ 22km Ascent 470m OS345/338 

Linear-? Oxton to Gala via the Girthgate. Walk follows part of the ancient 'sanctuary' road which led from Soutra to Melrose Abbey. Oxton- Inchkeith-Lauder Common- Allan Water towards Langshaw- Ladhope Moor-Gala. Varied terrain with extensive views, tracks and paths (some indistinct). Meet 9.30 am Bus required from Gala to Oxton. WT 6.5 hrs  

Join the Eildon Ramblers group for a 10.0 mile moderate walk.

Sunday 27 September B 10ml/16km 235m OS OL16  

Circular – Pennymuir, Dere Street, Chatto Craig, Upper Chatto, Whitton Edge, Dere Street, Five Staines, Pennymuir. Hill and fell pathways and tracks, extensive views.

Join the Balerno group for a 9.5 mile moderate walk.

Longniddry circular. Longniddry to Haddington via disused railway, returning via Ugston, Coates & Setonhill. . . Meet PVCP 08:50. PD £3.50

Join the Coldstream group for a 8.0 mile moderate walk.

Harestanes, Waterloo Monument, Nisbet, Border's Abbey Way, Monteviot House, Harestanes.

Good tracks and paths, moderate ascents.

Join the Eildon Ramblers group for a 8.5 mile moderate walk.

Saturday 10 October B. 8.5 m/ 13.5 km 400m OS 338 

Circular walk from Melrose to Earlston and Leaderfoot.. Meet 9.30 Abbey Car park NT548341 

?Steep climb to start over Goats Brae then varied terrain over minor roads and good paths. 

Join the Balerno group for a 7.0 mile moderate walk.

Peebles circular from King's Meadows Car Park. Manor Sware, Spoon Wood, Cademuir Hill, Bonnington, Peebles. . . Meet PVCP 08:50. PD £4.50

Join the Eildon Ramblers group for a 8.5 mile strenuous walk.

Sunday 11 October B 8.32mls/13.4km 538m OS73  

Circular Peebles/Glen Sax. Borders Drove Road.

Join the Balerno group for a 6.0 mile moderate walk.

Circular walk in and around Dalkeith Country Park. . . Meet PVCP 08:50. PD £2.00

Join the Coldstream group for a 10.0 mile moderate walk.

Belford-on-Bowmont, Calroust, The Street, Hownam Rings, Seefew, Belford-on-Bowmont.

Mainly good tracks, some steepish ascents.

Join the Balerno group for a 6.0 mile moderate walk.

Callander Craig circular from Callander Car Park [behind Dreadnought Hotel] Callander Craig, Druim Mor, Leathan Dhail, West Bracklin, Bracklin Falls, return to car park. . . Meet PVCP 08:50. PD £9.00

Join the Eildon Ramblers group for a 6.0 mile leisurely walk.

Saturday 24 October Morning walk, lunch & AGM   

Meet 10:00hrs Ancrum Village Hall NT627245 for 6ml/9.5km morning walk with negligible ascent followed by Lunch & AGM. WT 3 hours.  

Join the Balerno group for a 9.0 mile moderate walk.

Fife Pilgrim Way, Crosshill to Glenrothes linear walk. Crosshill, Woodend, Kinglassie, Lesley, Glenrothes. Short bus journey at beginning of walk from Lochgelly to Crosshill and bus back from Glenrothes to Lochgelly. . . Meet PVCP 08:50. PD £5.00

Join the Eildon Ramblers group for a 12.5 mile moderate walk.

 B+ walk 12.5m/ 20.1km 450m OS79  

Linear walk: Teviothead to Hawick. Meet 9:45am Haugh Car Park, Hawick NT480146. for bus to start. Walk starts over moorland to Broadlee Loch and then mostly follows the Roman & Reivers Way back to Hawick. The total ascent is about 450m  but its undulating not difficult. Est. finish time 16:45. 

Join the Eildon Ramblers group for a 8.0 mile moderate walk.

This is a circular walk in the Pentlands Hills.

Join the Eildon Ramblers group for a 7.0 mile leisurely walk.

 C/C+ walk,7ml/12km from Melrose to Earlston.? ?This is an easy walk to Earlston ? Returning by bus or by foot for a further 7kms (4 miles)  ? We expect to arrive in Earlston by 14.00 in time to catch a No 60 bus back to Melrose.? Those who wish?could go for a C+ alternative, walking back to Melrose along a more direct excellent local path with great views. 

Join the Eildon Ramblers group for a 8.0 mile moderate walk.

Saturday 6 June B 8ml/13km 610m OS338  

Circular Lauder Common. Meet 10.00hrs Lauder Centre NT530476. Follows Lauder common Riding route with fine views from Scare Law. WT 4.5hrs   

Join the Eildon Ramblers group for a 6.0 mile easy walk.

 C 6ml/10km 160m OS74 

Hunthill and Sandy Road Jedburgh (sharing summer picnic walk ) Minor roads to Hunthill and Easter Ulston, carry on Sandy Road which ran between Hunthill and Easter Ulston, minor roads and track back to start.

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

 C+ 9.5ml/15km 160m OS338  

Linear– Lauder to Melrose via the Southern Upland Way. Meet: 10:00hrs Market Square Melrose for 10:10hrs bus to Lauder. An easy walk mostly through farmland with just a touch of wildness here and there. Farm tracks and minor roads with a few footpath sections.

Join the Eildon Ramblers group for a 10.5 mile moderate walk.

Saturday 4 July B 10.5ml/17km 381m OS OL16  

Circular – Tow Ford, Wooden Law, Blackhall Hill, Brownhart Law, Chew Green, Nether Hindhope, Tow Ford.   On good paths where the ascents are appeased by the historical and visual interest along the way.

Join the Eildon Ramblers group for a 13.0 mile leisurely walk.

Saturday 18 July Part 1: C 5.5ml/9km – Part 2: C 7.5ml/12km OS350  

A linear walk from Balerno to Leith along the Water of Leith with the option to walk the whole 13ml/ 21km or just 5.5ml/9km. The walk follows the popular Water of Leith walkway from Balerno to Leith.? Walkers just doing Part 1 can get a bus back to Edinburgh near the Water of Leith Visitor Centre at Slateford where there is a small café selling snacks. WT Part 1 2.5hrs – Part 2 4hrs.