Archived Walks

Listed below are the walks from previous months in the current and previous TRAIL Programmes for all groups, arranged by date.

Walks from TRAIL Issue 64 (October 2014 to March 2015)

October 2014

Wednesday 1 October  C walk
Meet CHCP 10.00 [Coldstream]

Wednesday 1 October   B walk   9.5km/6 miles
Bonhard Circular Walk from Scone to Murrayshall Hill. Ascent 230m (700ft). OS 53, GR NO135257. Dep. WP 09:00 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 1 October   B walk   13km/8 miles
Menteith Hills circular from Braeval. Some steep ascents and descents. Ascent 385m (1260ft). OS 57/365, GR NN541006. Dep. WP 09:30. Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 1 October   C walk   9km/5½ miles
Abercorn to Society and back (quiet roads and country tracks). Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. WP 10:00 (This replaces the Faucheldean circular, which is affected by building works around Winchburgh.) [Linlithgow]

Friday 3 October
Union Canal part 1 Hermiston to Ratho. 4.8km/3 miles. [Stravaigers]

Saturday 4 October B+ 16km/10 miles 800m 5hrs
OS73. Linear. Peebles to Innerleithen via Dunslair Heights (602m), Black Knowe and Lee Pen. Contact leader for details. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 4 October  B  6.5 miles  OS73  (followed by AGM)
Circular: (Soup Walk) Black Hill - Whitefields - Cowdenknowes - Jubilee Path. Meet Redpath Village Hall NT582357, 10:00, WT 3.5 hrs. Soup after walk £5 each, includes raffle ticket, followed by AGM. Leader: Helen Todd 07736 944413 or helen972todd@gmail.com [Eildon]

Saturday 4 October   B+ walk   18.5km/11½ miles WALK CANCELLED
Cat Law and Corwharn, Glen Isla. Ascent 741m (2430ft). OS 378, GR NO295586. Dep. LC 08:00. Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893 & Karen Horsley 01738 550496 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 4 October B walk 13km OS 57
Beinn Stacath (Corbett). 653m ascent. Meet LNRS 7.30am. [Livingston]

Saturday 4 October  B+ walk  13kms/8mls
Ben Vrackie, Pitlochry. A hill walk crossing over moorland and by Loch a’Choire before rising to a summit with superb views. Ascent 600m. OS Explorer 386. GR NN944597. Moulin. Dep QRC 09:00 Car share. TC £12.50. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 5 October   B walk   11miles   300m ascent
OS73 NT426279 Bowhill circular via Ettrickbridge. Bowhill, Black Knowe Head, Witchie Knowe, Ettrickbridge, Fauldshope. PD £8.00 [Balerno]

Sunday 5 October   B walk   15km/9½ miles
A circular walk taking in Bracklinn Falls, Callander Craigs returning via West Bracklinn Farm and Dalvey. Mainly paths. Ascent 400m (1300ft). OS 57, GR NN637083. Dep. LC 09:00. Contact: jane tingle 01324886074 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 5 October B walk 16km Explorer 386, 394
Glen Banvie and Bruar Circuit. 380m ascent along forest tracks and moors. Meet LNRS 8.00am. [Livingston]

Sunday 5 October B+ Walk 8 miles
Walk in the Ochils from Woodland Park, Alva. Ben Ever, Ben Cleuch, Andrew Gannel returning via Tillicoultry. OS58. Start GR898975. Meet MIBC 9.00am [Midlothian]

Sunday 5 October C+ Walk 6 miles
Starting from Scots Pine to Boreland round Portmore Loch and return. Ascent 120m. OS73. Start GR243480. Meet MIBC 10.00am [Midlothian]

Sunday 5 October B   12k (7miles) OS 66
Circular from NT514574 Tollishill, Lammer Law and return via Widows Knowe. 366m ascent. Dep NB 0830, Hadd 0845. Cost by car £3.50 [North Berwick]

Sunday 5 October  B+  16km  450m ascent OS 73
Circular from Traquair Kirk, Orchard Mains, Glen House, Glenshiel Banks and up to Craig Douglas forest. At the gate into the forest, follow boundary fence to the head of the Quair Water and up the edge of Deuchar Law. At next forest gate, turn left and follow the Southern Upland Way to the start. KCP 10.00 or at Traquair Kirk car park 10.30. [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 8 October   D walk   5km/3 miles
Williamscraig from Leisure Centre. Quiet road, canal and track by golf course. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. WP 10:30 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 8 October  B walk  16kms/10mls
Carberry Tower. A circular walk via Lewisvale Park, Fa’side Castle, Carberry Woods and the River Esk walkway. Ascent 130m. OS Explorer 351. GR NT340724. The Mall Avenue car park, Musselburgh. Dep QRC 09:30 Car share. TC £4.50. [South Queensferry]

Thursday 9 October C walk 8km OS 65
Cammo Estate circular from Cramond Brig. Steep incline at start, then level on paths which can be muddy. Meet Sainsbury’s car park 10.00am. [Livingston]

Saturday 11 October   B walk   7miles   minimal ascent
OS66 NT335638 Gorebridge circular. Mining museum, Lingerwood Farm, Common Wood, Quarry Wood, Shank Bridge, Gore Glen, Trotters Bridge, Prospect Road to start. PD £2.50 [Balerno]

Saturday 11 October A+ 24km/15 miles 1400m 7-9hrs
OS50&51. 2 Munros. Creag Mhor (1047m) and Beinn Heasgarnich (1078m) from Glen Lochay NN466364. Cost shared per car £47. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 11 October   A walk   6km/3½ miles
Talla Cleuch Head (Muckle Side) (Donald) & Mathieside Cairn. Slow A walk – Talla Cleuch Head not named on map – height 690 – GR NT134218. Starting and finishing at Megget Stone. Ascent 400m (1312ft). OS 72, GR NT150203. Dep. LC 08:00. Contact: Noreen Whitelaw 01506 238659 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 11 October
Flotterstone circular. 9.7km/6 miles. [Stravaigers]

Sunday 12 October  B walk  9 miles
Dere Street, Whitton Edge, Chatto. Meet Pennymuir Village Hall 80:NT755144 at 10.00 [Coldstream]

Sunday 12 October Coach B+ B and C walks
Coach to St Abbs. Depart Waterloo Place 09:00. Cost £10. Book with leader. [Edinburgh]

Sunday 12 October   B walk   14.5km/9 miles
Clyde Walkway from Rosebank to New Lanark. Bus journey involved, bring bus pass where applicable. Ascent 200m (660ft). OS 72/343/335, GR NS882425. Dep. LC 09:15. Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893 (Rescheduled from 6 September) [Linlithgow]

Sunday 12 October B walk 21km OS 66
Edinburgh Green circular from Water of Leith via Blackford Hill and Craiglockhart Glen. 200m ascent. Meet LNRS 8.00am. [Livingston]

Sunday 12 October B+ Walk 9 miles
Walk from Nine Mile Burn. A circular walk across high moorland that connects two trans-Pentland footpaths, with fine views to Edinburgh, the bridges, Fife and beyond, as well as views of the Pentlands ridge that cannot be seen from anywhere else. Taking in North Esk reservoir, crossing Kitchen Moss onto the Red Path track, passing just below West Kip, onto Monks Rig and returning to Nine Mile Burn. Start GR NT176577. Meet MIBC 9.00am [Midlothian]

Sunday 12 October C Walk 6 miles
Circular walk in the Penicuik area taking in Penicuik House Estate. Meet MIBC 9.30am [Midlothian]

Sunday 12 October C 10k (6m) OS73
Circular from Peebles via Hay Lodge Park, Jedderfield Plantation, Roman Road, Edston, River Tweed and Neidpath Castle. Depart NB 0900, Hadd 0915 Cost by car £5 [North Berwick]

Sunday 12 October  C walk  8kms/5mls
Gladhouse Reservoir. A circular walk on lanes and farm tracks with good views across the water towards the Moorfoots. Ascent negligible. OS Explorer 344 & 345. GR NT305544. Gladhouse Reservoir car park. Dep QRC 10:00 Car share. TC £5.50. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 12 October B 14km  490m ascent OS 72, Explorer 335  
Tinto Hill linear. Traverse of Tinto Hill from Howgate Mouth 918344 to Fallburn 965375 KCP 10.00 Discuss logistics of car ferrying arrangements with leader. [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 15 October   B+ walk   13.5km/8½ miles
Dunsyre Hill, Darlees Rig and Covenanter’s Grave. Joint walk with South Queensferry group. Ascent 400m (1300ft). OS 72, GR NT080486. Dep. WP 09:30. Contact: Doug Crockford/Ken Bain 01313313707/01313311334 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 15 October   B walk   11km/7 miles
Eddleston to Cavarra Hill. Some short heather stretches, quad and farm tracks. Some rough paths but great views from the ridge. Ascent 490m (1560ft). OS 73/337, GR NT243475. Dep. WP 09:45 (Rescheduled from 29 October) [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 15 October   C walk   9.5km/6 miles
“Direct Line to Dechmont”. Bus from West Port up to Riccarton Drive. Walk by Beecraigs and North Mains directly to Bangour and Dechmont (cafe). Return to Linlithgow by bus. Route is on Spokes Cycle Map of West Lothian (1:30,000). Ascent 162m (530ft). OS 65, GR NT002762. Dep. WP 10:15 for 10:25 bus [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 15 October  B+ walk  13.5kms/8.5mls
Dunsyre Hill, Darlees Rig and Covenanter’s Grave. Joint walk with Linlithgow Group. Ascent 400m. OS Explorer 344. GR NT080486. Dunsyre. Dep QRC 09:30 Car share. TC £7.00. [South Queensferry]

Saturday 18 October  B+  7 miles  550m ascent  OS73
Circular joint walk with Tweeddale Ramblers: Yarrow Kirk - Glengaber - Learmont Drysdale Memorial. Meet Yarrow Kirk NT358278, 10:00, WT 5 hrs. Leader: Martin Davison 07858 386485 or martin.bamburgh@btinternet.com [Eildon]

Saturday 18 October   B+ walk   16km/10 miles
Deuchary Hill. Circular walk in and around the Atholl Estate incorporating Mill Dam, Deuchary Hill and Loch Ordie. Ascent 610m (2000ft). OS 52. Dep. LC 08:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 18 October B+ walk 12km OS 57
Beinn Dearg (Graham). Circular from Glen Artney. 600m ascent. Meet LNRS 7.30am. [Livingston]

Saturday 18 October  C walk  10kms/6mls
Thornton-Kirkcaldy circular. A walk by footpaths, farm tracks and bridges across A92, passing through Dunnikier Park and returning by Johnny Marshall’s Loan and rights of way along the River Ore. Ascent negligible. OS Explorer 367. GR NO289972. Riverside Road, Thornton 10:30 Dep QRC 10:00 Car share. TC £4.00. [South Queensferry]

Saturday 18 October  B+  11km ascent not specified OS 73
Joint walk with Eildon Ramblers. Start 10.00 at Yarrow Kirk 358278 Walk to Learmont Drysdale Memorial via Glengaber. Note it is a Saturday! Leave KCP 09.15 [Tweeddale]

Sunday 19 October   B+ walk   10miles   400m ascent
OS53 NO032418 Birnam Hill & River Braan circular. Beatrix Potter Garden, Stair Bridge, Kings Seat, Rumbling Bridge, Ossian’s Cave, Ossian’s Hall, Inver. PD £10.50 [Balerno]

Sunday 19 October B 12.5km/7.75 miles 4.5hrs
OS73. Linear. Eddleston to Peebles via Lyne Station. Contact leader for details. [Edinburgh]

Sunday 19 October   B walk   15km/9 miles
A circular walk from Overton Dam via Whinless Moor to Cornalees Bridge Centre and then back along the Greenock cut. This will now be 18km/11 miles, ascent of 250m. OS 63, GR NT745268. Dep. LC 08:00 (This is a change of route from that shown in TRAIL) [Linlithgow]

Sunday 19 October B walk 18km OS 73
Peebles circular via Jedderfield, South Head Hill and White Meldon returning along River Tweed Walkway. 500m ascent on paths and grassy slopes.  Meet LNRS 8.00am. [Livingston]

Sunday 19 October B Walk 10 miles
Circular walk. Polton – Rosewell – Roslin and return, OS66. Meet MIBC 9.00am [Midlothian]

Sunday 19 October C Walk 6 miles
Circular walk near Penicuik. Lowrie's Den – Cuiken Glen – North Esk. Meet MIBC 9.30am [Midlothian]

Sunday 19 October A  OS56
Ben Lomond “by the back door”. Circular from Loch Dhu via Comer and returning either over the Graham Cruinn a’Bheinn, or via the Moin Eich. 13mls & 1000m ascent or 12mls & 900m ascent depending on route taken. Contact leader for start times. Cost by car £12 [North Berwick]

Sunday 19 October
Cardrona to Peebles. [Stravaigers]

Wednesday 22 October   B+ walk   13km/8½ miles
East and West Cairn hills via Thieves Road and Harperrig Reservoir. Ascent 700m (2300ft). OS 65/344, GR NT102628. Dep. WP 09:00. Contact: telephone [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 22 October   C+ walk   7km/4½ miles
Falkland, Maspie Den, Yad Waterfall, Tyndall Bruce Monument. Some rough tracks. Ascent 160m (525ft). OS 56/59/370, GR NO254074. Dep. WP 10:00. Contact: I & E Barclay 01506843558/07709620046 (Rescheduled from 29 October) [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 22 October  C+ walk  10kms/6mls
Devilla Forest, Kincardine. An exploration of paths and tracks in the forest, via Bordie Loch, Moor Loch and Peppermill Dam, visiting various historic sites. Ascent negligible. OS Explorer 367. GR NS964871. Forest car park on A985. Dep QRC 10:00. Car share. TC £3.50. [South Queensferry]

Thursday 23 October C walk 8km OS 66
Gladhouse Reservoir circular along farm tracks and minor road with good views. Meet Sainsbury’s car park 10.00am. [Livingston]

Saturday 25 October  B walk   9miles   234m ascent
OS73 NT547341 Cauldshiels Loch circular from Melrose. Melrose, old railway line from west, Borders General Hospital, Rhymer’s Glen, Cauldshiels Loch, Abbotsmoss, Abbotsford, Borders Abbeys Way along Tweed. PD £8.00 [Balerno]

Saturday 25 October C 11km/7 miles 4.5hrs
OS66. Linear from Barnton to Wester Hailes. Final stage (of 5) of a complete stroll around Edinburgh. Barnton, Cammo Estate, Craigmount, North & South Gyle, Edinburgh Park, Union Canal, Wester Hailes Plaza. Meet at junction of Barnton Avenue West and Whitehouse Road. Contact leader for public transport arrangements. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 25 October A 22km/13.7 miles 1200m 8hrs
OS33. 2 Munros. Glas Tulaichean (1051m) and Carn an Righ (1029m) from Dalmunzie Hotel NO091712 (small parking charge applies). Route mainly on hill tracks with rough terrain between the two hills. Cost shared per car £45. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 25 October   C walk   8km/5 miles
River Avon from Linlithgow Bridge to Sandyford Burn then maybe Birkhill, Fishers Brae and back by Balderston. Bus to Linlithgow Bridge. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. LC 09:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 25 October B walk 8km OS 51
Meall nan Subh (Corbett). 510m ascent. Meet LNRS 7.30am. [Livingston]

Sunday 26 October  B walk  8.5 miles
Langlee, Heatheryett, Dobie’s Grave, Darlings Hill, Langlee Mains. Meet Langlee end of Hawthorn Road (turnoff for Community Centre) 73:NT516359 at 10.00 [Coldstream]

Sunday 26 October  B walk   14km/9 miles
Loch Venachar/Invertrossachs/Loch Drunkie circular. Ascent 221m (725ft). OS 57. Dep. LC 08:30 GMT (This is a change to the scheduled walk shown in TRAIL) [Linlithgow]

Sunday 26 October B walk  15km  OS 57
Queen Elizabeth Forest Circular. Braeval to David Marshall Lodge, Craigmore via Dukes Pass. 400m ascent on good forest track & paths. Meet LNRS 8.00am. [Livingston]

Sunday 26 October B+ Walk 12 miles
Circular from Haddington. Haddington – Athelstaneford – East Linton and return to Haddington. Meet MIBC 9.00am [Midlothian]

Sunday 26 October B 14.5k (9m) OS74
Circular in Halterburn Valley, from NT 840277, walk starts at grassed area just up from Kirk Yetholm on the Pennine Way, via Wideopen Head, Trowupburn, return via Elsdonburn on St Cuthbert’s Way. Depart NB 0815, Hadd 0830. Cost by car £9 [North Berwick]

Sunday 26 October  B walk  10kms/6mls
Eildon Hills, Melrose. A circular hill walk following part of the St Cuthbert’s Way, returning via Newstead village and the old Roman road. Ascent 422m. OS Explorer 338. GR NT548340. Melrose. Dep QRC 09:00. Car share. TC £10.50. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 26 October  B+  13km  420m ascent OS 73 & 72   
Circular, meet at Shiplaw crossroads 240494 10.00, ie KCP 09.30. To Cloich Hills, Wether Law, Hag Law, Green Knowe, Courhope, Cloich and return to start. [Tweeddale]

Monday 27 October
Union Canal part 2 Ratho to Broxburn. 4.8km/3 miles. [Stravaigers]

Wednesday 29 October   B walk   9km/5½ miles
Dumyat circular from Cockburns Wood car park. Ascent 305m (1000ft). OS 57/366, GR NS815987. Dep. WP 09:00 (Rescheduled from 15 October) [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 29 October   C walk   9km/5½ miles
Dalkeith Country Park. Ascent 75m (250ft). OS 65/345, GR NT334676. Dep. WP 09:45. Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893 (Rescheduled from 22 October) [Linlithgow]

November 2014

Saturday 1 November  B walk   7-8miles   120m ascent
OS66 NT382633 Vogrie figure of eight walk. Vogrie, Blinkbonny, Vogrie Country Park. PD £3.00 [Balerno]

Saturday 1 November B 15.5km/9.5 miles 5hrs
OS66. Linear Flotterstone to Balerno via Glencorse and Loganlea reservoirs, Maiden’s Cleugh onto Threipmuir and Harlaw reservoirs and finish at Currie. Option of finishing at Balerno. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 1 November  B  8 miles OS74/80
Jedburgh East circular: Howden - Hunthill - Dere Street - Mount Ulston. Meet main car park Jedburgh, NT652205, 10:00, WT 5 hrs. Leader: Ian Loudon 01450 363828 or iloudon@btinternet.com [Eildon]

Saturday 1 November   A walk   15km/9 miles
Graham, Cauldcleuch Head 619m. Circular slow walk from the car park to Priesthaugh, track alongside the burn to Skelfhill Fell up to summit, return over Holywell Rig. Ascent 700m (2296ft). OS 79, GR NT450068. Dep. LC 08:00. Contact: Noreen Whitelaw 01506 238659 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 1 November B walk 8km OS 73
  Eildon Hills. 422m ascent. Meet LNRS 7.30am. [Livingston]

Saturday 1 November  C+ walk  11kms/7mls
Tentsmuir, Tayport. A circular walk along the foreshore beside the National Nature Reserve. Ascent negligible. OS Explorer 371. GR NO498243. Forest car park. Dep QRC 09:30. Car share. TC £10.00. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 2 November   C walk   6.5km/4 miles
Local walk from The Cross. This follows the route of the Perambulations of the Marches, finding all the newly positioned Boundary stones. OS 65. Dep. LC 13:00 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 2 November  A Walk  14 miles
Circular walk from Carlops to West Cairn Hill via Stonypath, Baddinsgill, Byrehope Mount and Wolf Craigs. Returning by the Thieves Road. Varied walking conditions including farm tracks, paths and rough ground. Highest point is West Cairn Hill at 562m. OS65. Start GR NT161558. Meet MIBC 9.00am [Midlothian]

Sunday 2 November  C+ Walk  8 miles
Roseburn – Leith – Roseburn. Along old railway line to Newhaven, on to Leith, return by Water of Leith walkway. OS Explorer 350. Start GR232733. Meet MIBC 9.00am [Midlothian]

Sunday 2 November C+ 11k (7m) OS66
Circular from Bonaly Country Park via Torduff, Clubbiedean and Glencorse reservoirs. Mostly on tracks. Minimal ascent. Depart NB 0900, Hadd 0915. Cost by car £4 [North Berwick]

Sunday 2 November  C  8km  110m ascent OS 73  
Hamilton Hill circular KCP 10.00 to Fotheringham Bridge to Hay Lodge Park to Jedderfield Farm, into woods to emerge above Edston and head for radio mast and Hamilton Hill Cairn. Descend by former drove road past Standalane to return to Peebles. [Tweeddale]

Tuesday 4 November
Pentland Hills from Flotterstone. [Stravaigers]

Wednesday 5 November  C walk
Meet CHCP 10.00 [Coldstream]

Wednesday 5 November   B walk   16km/10 miles
Loch Ard Forest from Milton circular. Through forest tracks in Loch Ard Forest, returning via the route of the aqueduct and part of the Rob Roy Way. Mainly on good surfaces. Ascent 250m (820ft). OS 57/365, GR NN498010. Dep. WP 09:30. Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 5 November   C walk   8km/5 miles
Circular walk at Culross and Preston Island. Ascent 80m (260ft). OS 65/367, GR NS983859. Dep. WP 09:45. Contact: 01506 843558/07709620046 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 5 November   C walk   8km/5 miles
Callendar Park, West Quarter Burn, Laurieston Beancross cycle way. Ascent 100m (330ft). OS 65. Dep. WP 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 5 November  B walk  11kms/7mls
Penicuik Railway walkway. A linear walk from Penicuik to Hardengreen along the old railway. Returning to Penicuik by bus. Ascent minimal. OS Explorer 344. GR NT235599. Penicuik toilets. Dep QRC 09:30. Car share. TC £4.00. [South Queensferry]

Thursday 6 November B walk 11km OS 64
Craigend Castle & Mugdock Country Park circular via Mugdock & Carbeth lochs mainly along good tracks with minimal ascent. Meet Sainsbury’s car park 10.00am. [Livingston]

Saturday 8 November B+ 16km/10 miles 619m 6hrs
OS79. Circular from Priesthaugh to Skelfhill Fell (534m), Cauldcleuch Head (619m, Graham) and Greatmoor Hill (599m, Marilyn), descending by Forestry Commission track past Hawkhass and Peelbraehope. Cost shared per car £32. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 8 November   C walk   8km/5 miles
River Avon Heritage Trail from Linlithgow Bridge, Muiravonside Country Park and back by canal towpath. Bus to Linlithgow Bridge. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. LC 09:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 8 November B walk 12km OS 72
Ladyurd Hill & Penvalla from Broughton Place. 500m ascent. Meet LNRS 8.00am. [Livingston]

Sunday 9 November   B walk   8miles   330m ascent
OS65 NT006747 Beecraigs circular. Beecraigs, Witch Craig, Cairnpapple Hill (312m, county peak of West Lothian) Cockleroy, Beecraigs. PD £3.50 [Balerno]

Sunday 9 November  B walk  8.5 miles
Smailholm, Smailholm Tower. Meet Smailholm Village Hall at 10.00 [Coldstream]

Sunday 9 November   A walk   11.5km/7 miles
The Cobbler (Corbett) from Loch Long. Ascent 884m (2900ft). OS 56. Dep. LC 08:00 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 9 November B walk  13km  OS 52
Atholl Woods, Dunkeld via Craig a Barns, Rotmell farm, Raor Lodge and the Glack. 475m ascent on forest paths & tracks. Meet LNRS 8.00am. [Livingston]

Sunday 9 November  C Walk  8 miles
Pencaitland Railway Walk. Easy ramble through farmland, woodland, riverbank & disused railway, plus some road walking. Mainly dry, dependent on weather conditions. The pub in Pencaitland does coffees. Ascent 150m. OS66. Start GR NT441689. Park in street - Wester Pencaitland. Meet MIBC 9.30am [Midlothian]

Sunday 9 November  B Walk  7.5 miles
Scald Law and Carnethy Hill from Flotterstone. Hill paths and some road walking. Ascent 609m. OS Explorer 344. Start GR NT232630. Meet MIBC 9.00am [Midlothian]

Sunday 9 November A 21k (13m) OS73
Linear from West Linton to Peebles following the Cross Border Drove Road. 500m ascent. Car shuttle. Contact leader for start times. Cost by car £5 [North Berwick]

Sunday 9 November  B walk  13kms/8mls
The Pentlands. A low level walk via Green Cleugh, Loganlea and Glencorse, returning by Maiden’s Cleugh and Harlaw. Ascent 120m. OS Explorer 344. GR NT165637. Red Moss. Dep QRC 09:30. Car share. TC £2.50. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 9 November  C   8km  145m ascent  OS 72
Circular from Carlops NT161559, to Fairliehope, North Esk Reservoir, Spittal Farm & road back. Optional refreshment at Allan Ramsay Pub. [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 12 November   B walk   13km/8 miles
Braeval forest to Loch Venachar (and back). A pleasant linear walk. Ascent 180m (600ft). OS 57. Dep. WP 09:30 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 12 November   C walk   9.5km/6 miles
Linear walk from Polmont to Linlithgow via Union Canal towpath and Muiravonside Country Park. Bus to Polmont. Flight of steps. Ascent minimal. OS 65/349, GR NS936788. Dep. WP 09:35 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 12 November   D walk   5km/3 miles
Autumn walk in Muiravonside Country Park. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. WP 10:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 15 November  B walk   11miles   minimal ascent
OS66 NT462797 Aberlady to Musselburgh along John Muir Way. Bus from Musselburgh to start of walk. Bring bus passes. PD £2.50 [Balerno]

Saturday 15 November  B  7 miles  420m ascent  OS73
Bowhill circular: Duchess’ Drive. Meet Bowhill House car park NT425278, 10:00, WT 4.5hrs. Leaders: Elizabeth & Lindsay Chalmers 01896 823831 or e1chalmers@me.com [Eildon]

Saturday 15 November   B walk   16km/10 miles
Scotlandwell to Falkland linear via Munduff Hill, Bishop Hill and Craigmead. Short bus journeys at start and end of the walk. Ascent 530m (1750ft). OS 58/59/370, GR NO275009. Depart LC 08:30 (This replaces the Ben Halton walk shown in TRAIL) Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 15 November B+ walk 15km Explorer 336
Three Donalds from Drumelzier. Round walk ascending Pykestone Hill (Donald), Middle Hill (Donald) and Drumelzier Law (Donald). Generally good paths but boggy sections on the cols between the hills. 700m ascent. Meet LNRS 7.00am. [Livingston]

Saturday 15 November  B walk  14.5kms/9mls
Braes o’ Killiecrankie. A circular walk from Killiecrankie by the Soldier’s Leap and the River Garry to Pitlochry, returning by Loch Faskally and the Linn of Tummel. Ascent 150m. OS Explorer 386. GR NN917626. Killiecrankie Visitor Centre. Dep QRC 09:00. Car share. TC £13.00. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 16 November Coach B+ B and C walks
Coach to Falkirk. Depart Waterloo Place 09:00. Cost £10. Book with leader. [Edinburgh]

Sunday 16 November   B walk   12km/7½ miles
Falls of Clyde circular. The walk takes you through New Lanark World Heritage Site and up the East side of the Clyde to the viewpoint above Bonnington Linn waterfall. The return journey follows the other side of the river past the ruins of Corra Castle. Ascent 211m (692ft). OS 72. Dep. LC 09:00 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 16 November B walk 15km OS 65
Carlops circular via North Esk Reservoir & Nine Mile Burn. 300m ascent, along tracks, sometimes muddy. Meet LNRS 8.00am. [Livingston]

Sunday 16 November  B Walk   8 miles
Priestlaw Hill circular from Whiteadder Reservoir. Good hill tracks but some rough ground. The first part of the route follows the line of The Herring Road. Ascent 250m. Start GR NT643642. Meet MIBC 9.00am [Midlothian]

Sunday 16 November C 9k (5.5m) OS66
Circular from Gifford via Clacherdean Wood, Bolton, Eaglescarnie and Fawn Wood. Good paths, negligible hills. Depart NB 0900, Hadd 0915. Cost by car £1.50 [North Berwick]

Sunday 16 November  B+    11km  550m ascent  OS 73  
Linear from Glenkinnon car park at Peel, to summit of Three Brethren, Tibbie Tamson's Grave, Harehead Hill, and Waterwheel Cafe for coffee. 09.30 at KCP [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 19 November   B walk   9km/5½ miles
Ben A’an, Trossachs. The usual route up Ben A’an, via Allt Inneir, is closed due to extensive tree felling. The walk will now start from the Ben Venue car park at NN506068 just south of the turn towards Loch Katrine (£3 charge). This route joins the usual route higher up and is slightly further. Return the same way. Ascent 400m (1310ft). OS 57, GR NN509070. Dep. WP 09:00. Contact: Roger Livermore 01506 84 5151 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 19 November   C+ walk   11km/7 miles
Bannockburn, Gillies Hill, Quarry and Fishery circular. Ascent 120m (400ft). OS 57. Dep. WP 09:45 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 19 November   C walk   8km/5 miles
Callendar Park Mavis Wood. Shieldhill drove road. Ascent 100m (330ft). OS 65. Dep. WP 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 19 November  C walk  10kms/6mls
The West Side of Linlithgow. A circular walk around the town via the Union Canal and the loch. Ascent 35m. OS Explorer 349. GR NS997772. St Ninian’s Way car park. Dep QRC 10:00. Car share. TC £2.00. [South Queensferry]

Thursday 20 November B walk 8km OS 57
Dumyat circular from the Sheriffmuir Road. 200m ascent on rough paths and track, some sections can be boggy. Meet Sainsbury’s car park 10.00am. [Livingston]

Friday 21 November 
Silverknowes to Cramond Brig with option of stopping at Cramond village. [Stravaigers]

Saturday 22 November C 8km/5 miles
OS66. Water of Leith Centre to Canonmills along the Water of Leith. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 22 November A+ 20km/12.5 miles 670m 6hrs
OS43. Corbett. Ben Vuirich (903m) from Loch Moraig above Blair Atholl NN905671 returning by Meall Breac. Cost shared per car £48. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 22 November   A walk   18km/11 miles
Gathersnow from Camps Reservoir. Slate Brae, Coomb Dod, Hillshaw Head, Gathersnow Hill, The Bank, Backwater Wood. Ascent 775m (2540ft). OS 72, GR NS994224. Dep. LC 07:30. Contact: 07923456409 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 22 November B walk 9km OS 51
Beinn Dearg (Glen Lyon) (Corbett). 630m ascent. Meet LNRS 7.30am. [Livingston]

Sunday 23 November  B walk   8miles   200m ascent
OS59 NO401114 Ceres circular including part of St.Andrew’s Way. Ceres village, Hill of Tarvit, Scotstarvit, Ceres. PD £8.00 [Balerno]

Sunday 23 November  B walk  9 miles
St.Abbs, Coldingham, Eyemouth, Burnmouth. Meet Burnmouth village for 10.40 bus to St.Abbs [Coldstream]

Sunday 23 November   B+ walk   10km/6 miles
The Eildons. Ascent 460m (1500ft). OS 73, GR NT547342. Dep. LC 09:00. Contact: A.Barclay 0131 441 7089 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 23 November B walk 16km Explorer 344
Covenanter’s Grave, from West Linton. 120m ascent mostly along good tracks, though one section may be boggy. Meet LNRS 8.00am. [Livingston]

Sunday 23 November   C+ Walk  6.5 miles
Kelpie Tour, Falkirk. Tour of the Kelpies approx 45 mins (£2.95) followed by walk around Helix Park and canal. Minimum of 15 required for tour, please phone leader to book your place before 1 November. Flat walk. OS65. Start GR NS904814. Meet MIBC 9.00am [Midlothian]

Sunday 23 November  B walk  10.5 miles
Selkirk to Melrose section of the Borders Abbeys Way. Good paths over open countryside and some sections on quiet roads. Ascent 278m. OS73. Start GR NT469284. Park in Selkirk market place. Car shuffle or bus to return (bring bus passes). Meet MIBC 9.00am [Midlothian]

Sunday 23 November B 16k (10m) OS73
Circular from Peebles via Tantah House, Cademuir Hill and on to the three Iron Age forts, Kirkton Manor, back by River Tweed and Neidpath Castle. 400m ascent. Park in car park over the Tweed Bridge. Depart NB 0815, Hadd 0830. Cost by car £6 [North Berwick]

Sunday 23 November  B walk  13.5kms/8.5mls
Above the Howe of Fife, southwest of Cupar. A picturesque, elevated farmland area in the middle of Fife with a surprise oddity hidden in a wood. Ascent 80m. OS Explorer 370. GR NO324076. Kettlehill. Dep QRC 09:30. Car share. TC £6.00. No dogs. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 23 November  C 8.5km no ascent  OS 73  
Circular, Innerleithen to Walkerburn & back, both ways by riverside. From Leithen Road car park 333373 (at about 10.20) to N bank of Tweed and follow path to Walkerburn, for a coffee/lunch break at Caberston Cafe. Back by S bank of river, or bus! No Packed Lunch required [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 26 November   B walk   12km/7½ miles
Pitmedden Forest from Abernethy Glen. Ascent 250m (800ft). OS 58, GR NO188141. Dep. WP 09:15. Contact: Malcolm Duncan 01324 625496 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 26 November   C+ walk   11km/7 miles
Vogrie Country Park and Blinkbonny circular (near Pathhead). Ascent 170m (560ft). OS 345, GR NT375631. Dep. WP 09:30. Contact: as above [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 26 November   C walk   6.5km/4 miles
Walk the last section of the Loch Leven Heritage trail from Vane Farm to Kinross. Bus back to Vane Farm from Kinross. Ascent minimal. OS 58, GR NT160990. Dep. WP 10:00. Contact: Anne Paterson 441324483915 [Linlithgow]

Friday 28 November
North Berwick to Balgone Estate circular, via part of John Muir Way and around the two lakes in the Estate. Approx 8km/5 miles mainly on level tracks/paths. [Stravaigers]

Saturday 29 November   B walk   10miles   minimal ascent
OS65 NS883790 Falkirk Wheel and the Kelpies. Start at Falkirk High Station, Union canal to Falkirk Wheel, Forth & Clyde canal to the Kelpies and return through Callendar Park. Meet at Haymarket Station at 09:30 to arrange tickets. Travel on 09:49 train. Cost £9.40 return or £6.20 with railcard. Group tickets may be available. [Balerno]

Saturday 29 November A 15km/9 miles 900m 6hrs
OS58. Graham. Traverse of Ben Cleuch (721m) from Dollar to Tillicoultry over the tops. Starting at Quarry car park NS963990 ending at NS914975 via Bank Hill, King's Seat Hill, Andrew Gannel Hill, Ben Cleuch, Ben Buck and Ben Ever. Route assumes car shuttle but if only one vehicle is available route can be done as a circuit (missing out Bank Hill and King's Seat) from Tillicoultry instead. Mixture of tracks and open hillside. Ice axe and crampons may be required. Cost shared per car £20. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 29 November  C  8 miles  negligible ascent  OS65/66
Linear: Slateford to Leith via Water of Leith walkway. Start 10:30 at Slateford Visitor Centre NT221707, WT 4 hrs. Travel by X95 bus which leaves Hawick @ 7:30. or drive to Sheriffhall Park & Ride then bus to Slateford. Optional meal at end of walk in Leith, check with leader: Heather McLoone 01896 820300 or stewartandheather@gmail.com [Eildon]

Saturday 29 November   B+ walk   12.5km/8 miles
Broughton Heights from Kirkurd, nr Blyth Bridge. A walk in on forestry tracks, leading to a sharp grass climb then high-level crests with fine views. Ascent 545m (1790ft). OS 72/336, GR NT128443. Dep. LC 08:30. Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 29 November  C+ walk  10.5kms/6.5mls
River Almond Walk. A circular walk through Almondell Country Park to Lin’s Mill Aqueduct, returning along the Union Canal and country lanes back to the Country Park. Ascent 50m. OS Explorer 350. GR NT076676. Mid Calder. Dep QRC 09:30. Car share. TC £3.00. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 30 November   B walk   14.5km/9 miles
East Linton/Tyninghame circular via Knowes and John Muir Country Park. Ascent minimal. OS 67. Dep. LC 08:30 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 30 November  C+ Walk  6 miles
Eddleston, Barony Castle circular. Barony Castle to Nether Stewarton, Cloich Farm and return. Footpaths and forest tracks. OS Explorer 337. Start GR NT234473. Meet MIBC 9.00am [Midlothian]

Sunday 30 November. A 24k (15m) OS73/74
Linear walk along St Cuthbert’s Way from Melrose to Harestanes. 450m ascent. Car shuttle. Contact leader for start times. Cost by car £6 [North Berwick]

Sunday 30 November  B 11km  300m ascent  OS 73
Circular from Gibson car park, Melrose at 10.40, by St Cuthbert's Way over the Eildon Hills to Newtown St Boswells. Return by the Bogle Burn [Tweeddale]

December 2014

Wednesday 3 December  C walk
Meet CHCP 10.00 [Coldstream]

Wednesday 3 December   C walk   8km/5 miles  Christmas Lunch Walk
A walk in Callendar Park, Falkirk followed by lunch at the Cladhan Hotel, Falkirk. Contact J Overton (01506 845205) to book lunch. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep WP 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 3 December  C walk  8kms/5mls
Helix Project and Callendar Park. A visit to the Kelpies, returning via Callendar Park. Ascent minimal. OS Explorer 349. GR NS902797. Falkirk. Dep QRC 09:30. Car share to Kirkliston for the X38 bus departing at 10:02. [South Queensferry]

Thursday 4 December C walk 11km OS 65
Livingston circular via Bellsquary, Camp Bridge, Williamston Bridge & Lizzie Brice’s strip. 110m ascent along tarred paths and a good riverside path. Meet Sainsbury’s car park 10.00am. [Livingston]

Saturday 6 December  B walk   8miles   minimal ascent
OS66 NT335730 Musselburgh to Water of Leith Visitor Centre (Slateford) along John Muir Way. Meet Fisherrow Harbour 09:30 [Balerno]

Saturday 6 December  B walk  7 miles
Ilderton circular. Joint walk with Berwick Ramblers. Meet Ilderton near barn 75 or OL16:NU016219 at 10.10 [Coldstream]

Saturday 6 December B+ 16km/10 miles 497 6hrs
OS58. 3 Marilyns in the Gleneagles area. Each is a separate walk so do as many as you want. Steele's Knowe (485m), Innerdouny Hill (497m) and Lendrick Hill (456m). Cost shared per car £20. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 6 December   B walk   16km/10 miles
Romanno Bridge to Peebles via the Cross Borders Drove Road. Bus from Peebles. Ascent 370m (1210ft). OS 336/337/72/73, GR NT251401. Dep. LC 08:15. Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 6 December   C walk   8km/5 miles
Bus to Linlithgow Bridge then walk down to the river by Glenavon House for a pleasant walk by the river and back to Linlithgow by Kinneil Mill Farm, Balderston and loch. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. LC 09:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 6 December
Arthur's Seat circular. [Stravaigers]

Sunday 7 December   B walk   13km/8 miles
John Muir Way – Kirkintilloch to Strathblane. Walk along converted railway from Kirkintilloch to Strathblane. Car shuttle. Ascent minimal. OS 64, GR NS657743. Dep. LC 08:30 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 7 December B+ walk 14km OS 73
Cloich Hills circular from Eddleston. 950m ascent hill & forestry walk along drove road on good tracks. Meet LNRS 8.00am. [Livingston]

Sunday 7 December  C+ Walk  8 miles
Dalkeith Campus to Musselburgh Harbour, circular. Railway walk from Dalkeith Campus to Whitecraigs; River Esk pathway to Musselburgh. Possibility of some muddy patches, dependent on weather. Mainly flat, paved tracks. Minimal ascent. OS66. Walk starts from Dalkeith High School campus car park. Meet MIBC 9.30am [Midlothian]

Sunday 7 December C 10k (6m) OS66
Circular walk from King’s Park, Dalkeith via Newbattle Woods/Golf Course to Lothian Bridge. Continue, with views of Dalhousie Castle, and return via Newbattle Abbey and River South Esk. Good paths, moderate gradients. Depart NB 0900, Hadd 0915. Cost by car £2.50 [North Berwick]

Sunday 7 December  C+ walk  8kms/5mls
Cockleroy and Beecraigs Loch. A walk within the Country Park. Ascent 140m. OS Explorer 349. GR NT006746. Beecraigs Visitor Centre. Dep QRC 10:00. Car share. TC £2.00. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 7 December  C 7km 80m ascent  OS 73
Circular, KCP to Manor Sware, then Manor Bridge, and return to Peebles riverside past Neidpath Castle and Hay Lodge Park. Only carry coffee and snack [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 10 December   C+ walk   11.5km/7 miles
Walk on good paths and tracks around Torwood Castle, Tappoch Broch, The Blue Pool, and the grounds of Larbert Hospital. Ascent 100m (330ft). OS 65. Dep. WP 09:30. Contact: Jane Tingle 07742447160 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 10 December   B walk   11km/7 miles
Circular from West Port to Birkhill Clay Mine. Mainly good paths and minor roads. Ascent 135m (440ft). OS 65, GR NS995730. Dep. WP 10:00. Contact: Alan Norton 01506843375/07982240948 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 10 December   D walk   5km/3 miles
Canal towpath from Leisure Centre, by Williamscraig and back to Leisure Centre by the Golf Course road. Some easy ascent. OS 65. Dep. WP 10:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 13 December B 13km/8 miles 5hrs
OS73. Circular walk round and through Cardrona Forest. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 13 December A+ 15km/9 miles 800m 6-7hrs
OS43. Munro. Carn Liath (975m) from road end at Loch Moraig NN905671 following normal Munro route up Carn Liath and continuing over the summit to col at NN938714 before descending back to the track. Ascent of Carn Liath is steep and strenuous and the descent goes over some rough terrain. Should weather conditions be exceptional there is the option to continue to a second Munro, Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain (1070m). Walk can also be shortened to a straight up and down. Ice axe and crampons may well be required. Cost shared per car £48. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 13 December  B+  10 miles  340m ascent  OS73
Selkirk to Melrose linear via Abbeys Way. Meet 9:30 Selkirk Market Sq, NT470285, WT 5.5 hrs, return by bus. Leader: David Slater 01896 823777 or david881slater@btinternet.com [Eildon]

Saturday 13 December   B+ walk   7km/4 miles
Beinn Each. Corbett from Loch Lubnaig. Crampons and ice-axes may be required, check with leader. Ascent 680m (2200ft). OS 57, GR NN583137. Dep. LC 08:30. Contact: S Allison 01506 840579 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 13 December B walk 12.5km Explorer 337
Cademuir Hill Fort and the Tweed from Peebles. Generally good paths but boggy in places. 245m ascent. Meet LNRS 7.30am. [Livingston]

Saturday 13 December  C+ walk  8kms/5mls
Braid Hills, Blackford. A walk skirting around Blackford Hill, crossing the Braid Hills, then returning via Hermitage of Braid. Ascent 160m. OS Explorer 350. GR NT256709. Blackford Pond car park. Dep QRC 10:00. Car share. TC £3.00. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 14 December   B walk   10miles   300m ascent
Change to walk in TRAIL
OS66 NT180677 Currie-Four Reservoirs Circular. Pentland View Car Park (PVCP), Poet's Glen, Middle Kinleith, Clubbiedean, Torduff and Bonaly Reservoirs, Harbour Hill, Harlaw Reservoir, Lymphoy and PVCP. [Balerno]

Sunday 14 December   C walk   6.5km/4 miles
Local walk from The Cross – Union Canal and Parkley Craigs. Ascent 150m (500ft). OS 65. Dep. LC 13:00 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 14 December C walk 16km Explorer 351
Aberlady Bay to North  Berwick coastal walk, minimal ascent along paths & beach. Meet LNRS 8.00am. [Livingston]

Sunday 14 December  C+ walk around 8 miles
Christmas walk in the Peebles area. A walk suitable for all, followed by afternoon tea in a local venue. Please contact leader for further information. Minimal ascent. Meet MIBC 9.30am [Midlothian]

Sunday 14 December A, B & C Annual Mince Pie & Mulled Wine Walk OS67
A&B walkers leave from Dunbar Leisure Centre and follow John Muir Way to East Linton (7.5m). C walkers join us here and we follow the river Tyne path to Hailes Castle, then on up to Traprain Law (optional climb of 220m) and return to East Linton (6m). A & B walkers return to Dunbar by bus. Contact leaders for start times. Cost by car £1.50 [North Berwick]

Sunday 14 December C 6km 60m ascent
Circular, an appetiser for Christmas lunch. From KCP, east along B7062 to The Meadows, through wood to Glen Rd, through Haystoun Estate to Bonnington Rd, on to forestry track to the back of Tantah House and descend through lanes back to KCP. [Tweeddale]

Monday 15 December
Union Canal part 3 Broxburn to Bridgend Farm. 10km/6.25 miles. [Stravaigers]

Thursday 18 December B walk 13km OS 65
Craigie Woods and the Dalmeny Estate circular via shoreline & Barnbougle Castle. 100m ascent along woodland tracks & paths, with some tarmac roads. Meet Sainsbury’s car park 10.00am. [Livingston]

Saturday 20 December C 8km/5 miles
OS66. South Queensferry to Cramond Brig through the Dalmeny estate. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 20 December A 13km/8 miles 700m 5hrs
OS66. A walk along the Pentland Hills Ridge starting from Flotterstone car park NT234631 taking in Turnhouse and Carnethy Hills, Scald Law (579m), East and West Kips. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 20 December   B walk   11km/7 miles
Bo’ness, Birkhill walkabout. See Santa Special steam train. Ascent minimal. OS 65, GR NT000818. Dep. LC 09:00 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 21 December  B walk  7.5 miles
Earlston circular via Georgefield. Meet Earlston Rugby Club at 10.00 [Coldstream]

Sunday 21 December B walk  14km  Explorer 344
Circular walk in the Pentlands along hill paths and tracks. Meet LNRS 8.00am. [Livingston]

Sunday 21 December    No walk scheduled. [Tweeddale]

Saturday 27 December  C  7miles  180m ascent
Circular: Abbotsford - River Tweed - Melrose. Meet 10.00am Visitor Centre Car Park, NT510343, WT 4 hrs, Leader: Agnes Waldie 01896 823777 or scott@teallach47.freeserve.co.uk [Eildon]

Sunday 28 December B 12.5k (8m) OS73
Linear from Dalkeith to Penicuik taking in old railway path. Negligible ascent. Depart NB 0830, Hadd 0845 Cost by car £2.50 [North Berwick]

January 2015

Friday 2 January New Year’s Walk
Friday 2 January New Year’s Walk [Edinburgh]

Friday 2 January New Year’s Walk
Circular. Meet at Riccarton Inn car park at 10:45 for short stroll, returning to the Riccarton Inn for lunch. [Stravaigers]

Saturday 3 January   New Year Walk   7-8miles   100m ascent
OS66 NT221708 Slateford to Corstorphine Hill along John Muir Way then around Corstorphine Hill to Blackhall. Meet Water of Leith Centre (Slateford Road) at 10:30 Good bus service from Blackhall into Edinburgh [Balerno]

Saturday 3 January B 9.5km/6 miles 4hrs
OS73. Walkerburn to Priesthope and then round to Kirnie Law (469m), down to Innerleithen Golf course and back to Innerleithen. Beautiful winter walk. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 3 January   New Year Lunch walk
New Year Lunch walk, Helix Project paths, followed by lunch at the Park Hotel at 13:00. For lunch booking contact J. Overton (01506 845205). Dep. WP 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 4 January  B walk  8 miles
Coldstream circular. Meet CHCP at 10.00 [Coldstream]

Sunday 4 January   C walk   9km/5½ miles
Local walk from The Cross – up and round the Grange circular. Ascent 120m (400ft). OS 65. Dep. LC 13:00 (This is a change to the walk shown in TRAIL) [Linlithgow]

Sunday 4 January C walk 14km OS 65
Hopetoun to Blackness. 50m ascent. Gentle walk along good woodland paths & stony beach. Meet LNRS 9.00am. [Livingston]

Sunday 4 January  C Walk  6.5 miles
Dalkeith/Old Craighall/River Esk walkway circular. A circular walk through Dalkeith Country Park/Old Craighall/River Esk/Cowpits and return through Dalkeith Country Park. Good paths but could be muddy in places. Starting from MIBC. Meet MIBC 9.30am [Midlothian]

Sunday 4 January C 8k (5m) OS66
Linear from Macmerry to Haddington via Butterdean Wood, Lamlair Wood and Letham Mains. Depart NB 0900, Hadd 0915 for 0920 service 106 bus from Haddington to Macmerry. Negligible ascent. Cost by car (from NB) £1.50 [North Berwick]

Sunday 4 January  B walk  8kms/5mls
Castlelaw Hill and Glencorse. A walk passing an iron age fort in the Pentland Hills. Ascent 300m. OS Explorer 344. GR NT233632. Flotterstone. Dep QRC 09:30. Car share. TC £3.50. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 4 January   B+ 16km 550m ascent OS 73  
Linear, over the tops, Peebles to Innerleithen 09.30 start Return by bus. [Tweeddale]

Tuesday 6 January
Port Seton to Levenhall. 6.4km/4 miles. [Stravaigers]

Wednesday 7 January  C walk
Meet CHCP 10.00 [Coldstream]

Wednesday 7 January   C+ walk   13.5km/8½ miles
Circular from Glasgow Queen St Station via Port Dundas, Forth & Clyde Canal and River Kelvin. Train from Linlithgow at 09:35 or from Polmont at 09:41. Walk includes Botanic Gardens and Kelvingrove Park. Ascent 110m (370ft). OS 342, GR NT591655. Meet at Linlithgow or Polmont Railway Station. If the weather forcast is poor please contact leaders to confirm whether the walk is going ahead - G & D McLaren (01324 714759) [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 7 January   B walk   17.5km/11 miles
Culross – Low Valleyfield Woods – Blairhall – Devilla Forest circular. Ascent 180m (590ft). OS 65/367, GR NS983858. Dep. WP 09:30. Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 7 January   C walk   8km/5 miles WALK CANCELLED
Bo’ness foreshore and Kinneil Estate. Ascent 75m (245ft). OS 65, GR NS997816. Dep. WP 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 10 January  B  7 miles  200m ascent  OS80
Denholm circular: Cavers - River Teviot. Meet Denholm Green, NT568184, 10:00, WT 4 hrs. Leader: 07941 395837 [Eildon]

Saturday 10 January   C walk   9.5km/6 miles
Train to Polmont and walk back to Linlithgow by the canal towpath. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. LC 09:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 10 January B Walk 6km OS 67
Spartleton. 300m ascent. Blow the festive cobwebs away with a short but scenic walk in Lammermuir Hills, including the ruins of one of the smallest castles in Scotland. Meet LNRS 8.30am. [Livingston]

Saturday 10 January  C+ walk  7kms/4.5mls
Corstorphine Hill to Dean Bridge. A linear walk from Queensferry Road, walking up and along Corstorphine Hill to descend through Murrayfield, then passing through Ravelston Woods to join the Blackhall Path to Roseburn, onto the Water of Leith to Dean Bridge. Ascent 60m. OS Explorer 350. GR NT204751. Queensferry Road, bus stop just before Quality Street. Meet at bus stop next to the Police Station at 09:30 for Stagecoach bus 40A leaving at 09:39. If boarding en route please inform leader. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 11 January Coach B+ B and C walks
Coach to Clovenfords (Tweed Valley). Depart Waterloo Place 09:00. Cost £10. Book with leader. [Edinburgh]

Sunday 11 January A+ 11km/7 miles 974m 6hrs
OS56. Munro. Ben Lomond (974m). Starting from car park just beyond Rowardennan Hotel NS367028 and descending via the Ptarmigan ridge. Ice axe and crampons may be required. Cost shared per car £42. [Edinburgh]

Sunday 11 January   B walk   13km/8 miles
Falkirk Bantaskine Estate, Westerglen, Drum circular. Ascent 100m (300ft). OS 65, GR NS871790. Dep. LC 09:30. Contact: Malcolm Duncan 01324 625496 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 11 January B walk 14km OS 57
Loch Achray & Drunkie Circular. 200m ascent, along tracks & grass paths. Meet LNRS 8.00am. [Livingston]

Sunday 11 January  B Walk  7 miles
Peel & Yair, starting in Galashiels. Field and woodland paths, tracks, and some road walking. Some steep hills. OS Explorer 338. Start GR NT 438349 at Glenkinnon Community Woodland car park. Meet MIBC 9.00am [Midlothian]

Sunday 11 January   C Walk  5 miles
Haddington, River Tyne and Lennoxlove Estate circular. East Lothian. Parking in Tesco's long-stay car park. Flat walk, some muddy patches by river. Mainly tracks and road walking. Ascent 130ft. OS66. Start GR NT515739. Meet MIBC 9.30am [Midlothian]

Sunday 11 January A 23k (14.5m) OS65
Linear along the new section of the John Muir Way from South Queensferry along the coast to Bo’ness. Car shuttle. Negligible ascent. Contact leader for start times. Cost by car £5.50 [North Berwick]

Sunday 11 January C  8km 80m ascent  OS 66
Penicuik Estate circular. KCP at 10.00, walk starts from NT236595 at 10.30 from car park on SW side of N Esk Bridge. Coffee stop en route and possible refreshments at Navaar House Hotel after this fairly easy walk. [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 14 January   B walk   11km/6½ miles WALK CANCELLED
West Cairn Hill from Baddinsgill Farm. Ascent 250m (800ft). OS 72, GR NT126548. Dep. WP 09:30. Contact: Doug Crockford/Ken Bain 01313313707/01313311334(Walk cancelled by leader due to weather warnings of snow and ice.) [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 14 January   C walk   8km/5 miles WALK CANCELLED
Almondell & Calder Wood Country Park. A pleasant walk by the River Almond, with some flights of steps. Ascent 80m (270ft). OS 65, GR NT091697. Dep. WP 09:45 (Walk cancelled by leader due to weather warnings of snow and ice.) [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 14 January   D walk   5km/3 miles
Bus to Kinneil Woods then walk back to Linlithgow by Kinneil Estate and Fishers Brae. Some easy ascent. OS 65. Dep. WP 10:05 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 14 January  C walk  10kms/6mls
Loch Leven Heritage Trail. A linear walk from Vane Farm to Kinnesswood via Findatie, Levenmouth and Grahamstone. Ascent negligible. OS Explorer 369. GR NT159990. Vane Farm. Dep QRC 10:00. Car share. TC £3.50. [South Queensferry]

Wednesday 14 January
Klondyke Garden Centre to Hermitage of Braid. [Stravaigers]

Thursday 15 January C walk 11km Explorer 367
East Wemyss to Lower Largo along the Fife Coastal Path with return to East Wemyss by public transport. Minimal ascent. Meet Sainsbury’s car park 10.00am. [Livingston]

Saturday 17 January B+ 17k/10.5 miles 5hrs
SO 73. Circular from Eddleston via Dundreich. If weather permits may extend the walk to finish in Peebles. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 17 January   B walk   14km/9 miles
Loch Venachar/Invertrossachs/Loch Drunkie circular. Ascent 221m (725ft). OS 57. Dep. LC 08:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 17 January B Walk 4km OS 57
Ben A’an. 340m ascent. Meet LNRS 7.30am. [Livingston]

Sunday 18 January   B walk   9miles   minimal ascent
OS66 NT439685 Pencaitland circular via Winton Estate, New Winton, Dean Burn. PD £3.50 [Balerno]

Sunday 18 January  Short walk followed by AGM
Earlston circular 6 miles followed by AGM at the Bowling Club NT574383 at 14.00. Meet there at 10.00 or 14.00 for meeting. [Coldstream]

Sunday 18 January   B walk   13km/8 miles
Killin – Old Railway – Ardchyle – Glen Ogle circular. Mainly on good tracks. Ascent 220m (720ft). OS 51/378/365, GR NN571326. Dep. LC 09:00. Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 18 January C+ walk 13km OS 58
Rumbling Bridge circular. A river and country walk along good tracks and paths with 60m ascent. Meet LNRS 8.00am. [Livingston]

Sunday 18 January  C+ Walk  7 miles
Whitecraig. Circular walk from Whitecraig via Carberry, Fa'side Castle, Inveresk. May be muddy in Carberry area. Minimal ascent. OS66. Start GR NT354704. Meet MIBC 9.30am [Midlothian]

Sunday 18 January B 12.5k (8m) OS66
Circular from Cottyburn via Longniddry, Gosford Estate and Spittal Right of Way. Negligible ascent. Depart NB 0830, Hadd 0845. Cost by car £1 [North Berwick]

Sunday 18 January  B walk  7mls
The John Muir Way. A walk along a section of the Way from Kilsythto Kirkintilloch, partly along the Forth and Clyde Canal and the Antonine Wall, parking at Kirkintilloch and taking the bus to the start of the walk. Ascent 150m. OS Explorer 342 & 348. GR NS735779. Barleybank carpark, Kirkintilloch. Dep QRC 09:00. Car share. TC £6.00. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 18 January  C  9km 150m ascent  OS 73
Venlaw circular on forest roads. KCP, Soonhope, Shieldgreen, Cistern Strip for view, Castle Venlaw Hotel and return to start. [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 21 January   C walk   9.5km/6 miles
Linear walk from Fountain Park to Hermiston P&R via Union Canal. Bus to Fountain Park. Ascent minimal OS 344/66, GR NT179699. Dep. WP 09:30 Dep. WP 09:30. Contact: 0131 337 6001/0799 959 2038 (This is an alteration to the walk shown in TRAIL) [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 21 January   C+ walk   8km/5 miles WALK CANCELLED
Craig Rossie circular walk from Pairney Farm, Auchterarder. Ascent 350m (1150ft). OS 58/368/369, GR NN978133. Dep. WP 09:45. Contact: 01506 844482 (Walk cancelled by leader due to snow and icy conditions) [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 21 January   C+ walk   9.5km/6 miles
Callendar Park, Glen Village, Bantaskine estate. Ascent 75m (250ft). OS 65. Dep. WP 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 24 January   B walk   7-8 miles   200m ascent
OS73 NT243478 Portmore Loch-Barony Castle figure of eight walk. Eddleston (Scots Pine tearoom), Portmore Loch, Scots Pine, Darnhall Mains, Shiplaw, Barony Castle, Eddleston. PD £3.50 [Balerno]

Saturday 24 January A 16km/10 miles 900m 6hrs
OS72&73. Linear from near Romannobridge NT168488 to Peebles via Wether Law (479m, Marilyn), Green Knowe (401m), Wide Hope Shank (465m), Black Meldon (468m) and White Meldon (427m, Marilyn). Contact leader for public transport details. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 24 January  C  6 miles  negligible ascent  OS74
Kelso circular: River Teviot - Roxburgh. Meet The Knowes car park (behind Abbey) NT730340, 10:00, WT 4 hrs. Leader: Helen Todd 07736 944413 or helen972todd@gmail.com [Eildon]

Saturday 24 January   B walk   11km/6½ miles
Kinnoull Hill circular. Start Jubilee car park – Kinnoull Hill Tower Walk – River Tay Sculpture Park – Quarrymill Woodland Walk – Scone – Coronation Road – Deuchney Wood – Jubilee car park. Ascent 305m (1000ft). OS 58, GR NO144236. Dep. LC 08:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 24 January B walk 11km OS 51
Creag Uchdag (Corbett). 750m ascent. Meet LNRS 7.30am. [Livingston]

Saturday 24 January C 7k (4m) OS67
Take 0900 service 120 bus from North Berwick to Whitekirk. Walk back to NB via Becky’s Strip, Gleghornie, Halfland Barns, woodland strips and field paths, entering NB via the Heugh and the Glen. Good paths, no hills. Meet NB (Imperial car park, Quality Street) at 0845 & Hadd (usual place) at 0830. (Note unusual day, location & times to suit bus; remember to bring bus passes). Cost by car (from Hadd) £1.50 [North Berwick]

Saturday 24 January  C walk  9kms/5.5mls
Ratho Canal Walk. A walk along the Union Canal from Ratho as far as the Almond Aqueduct, returning via tracks behind the Ratho Adventure Centre. Ascent minimal. OS Explorer 350. GR NT139709. Bridge Inn, Ratho. Dep QRC 10:00. Car share. TC £1.50. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 25 January   B walk   13km/8 miles
Lanark & The Mouse Water. A road, riverside & woodland walk. Ascent 150m (500ft). OS 72/335, GR NS875435. Dep. LC 09:00. Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893 (Note change of Grade/walk length and contact details from listing in TRAIL) [Linlithgow]

Sunday 25 January  C Walk  5.5 miles
Newbattle Woods, Dalkeith Cycle Path, Dalkeith Country Park. Low level walk on good paths. Meet MIBC 10.00am [Midlothian]

Sunday 25 January B  12km negligible ascent OS 66   
Circular, 09.30 from KCP. Start at car park at Gullane Bents NT477832 at 10.30. Coast to Yellow Craig, back along John Muir Way through Archerfield Estate to Gullane. [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 28 January   B walk   12.5km/8 miles
Cademuir Hill Forts & the Tweed from Peebles. Ascent 245m (800ft). OS 73/337, GR NT251402. Dep. WP 09:30. Contact: S Janas 01506 670893 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 28 January   C walk   8km/5 miles
Limekilns circular via Pattiesmuir, Broomhall and Charleston walking on tracks or minor roads. Park at car park by old pier Limekilns. Ascent minimal. OS 65, GR NT075834. Dep. WP 10:00. Contact: Anne Paterson 01324 483915 (Swapped from 25th February) [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 28 January  C+ walk.  6mls
Dalmeny Estate: Cramond Brig to Queensferry. A walk through the Estate, via Eagle Rock, Dalmeny House, Barnbougle Castle and Hound Point. Ascent negligible. OS Explorer 350. GR NT179755. Cramond Brig. Meet at bus stop next to the Police Station at 09:30 for Stagecoach bus 40A leaving at 09:39. If boarding en route please inform leader. [South Queensferry]

Thursday 29 January C walk 12km OS 66
Calton Hill and Holyrood Park Hills. 280m ascent along good paths with some street walking. Meet at Waverley Steps, Edinburgh 10.00am. [Livingston]

Thursday 29 January
Union Canal part 4. Bridgend Farm to Linlithgow. 6km/3.75 miles. With optional extra stroll round Linlithgow Loch. [Stravaigers]

Saturday 31 January C 10km/6 miles
OS66. Gullane to North Berwick. A pleasant linear walk along the shore with picnic lunch and optional cafe stop in North Berwick before bus back to Gullane. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 31 January B+ 20k/12miles 380m 6hrs
OS72 and OS73. Linear on the old drove road from West Linton via Spitalhaugh, green Knowe , Stewarton, Peebles.
[Edinburgh]

Saturday 31 January   B walk   19.5km/12 miles
Loch Lubnaig linear. Straightforward walk from Ben Ledi car park along the side of Loch Lubnaig to Strathyre and back. Ascent minimal. OS 57. Dep. LC 08:30 [Linlithgow]

February 2015

Sunday 1 February   B walk   6-8miles   100m ascent
OS64 NS738540 Chatelherault Country Park, south of
Hamilton. River and gorge walk passing ancient oaks and ruined castle. Some steep steps to
ascend and descend. PD £7.00 [Balerno]

Sunday 1 February  B walk  8.5 miles
Melrose, Eildon Mid Hill, Old Melrose, Newstead. Meet car park opposite Abbey at 10.00 [Coldstream]

Sunday 1 February   C walk   8km/5 miles
Local walk from The Cross – Avon Valley and Kettlestoun Pond. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. LC 13:00 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 1 February B walk  17km  Explorer 344
Pentland Hills circular via Red Road, Cock Rig, Spittal Hill and Green Law. 500m ascent along road & hill tracks. Some rough muddy terrain with one steep ascent. Meet LNRS 8.00am. [Livingston]

Sunday 1 February B Walk  6 miles
Eddleston circular. Stewarton to Harehope, Upper Stewarton, and return. Footpaths and forest tracks. OS Explorer 337. Start GR NT217436. Meet MIBC 9.00am [Midlothian]

Sunday 1 February A 20k (12.5m) OS73
Circular from Peebles, via Gypsy Glen, Kailzie Hill, Birkscairn Hill, Dun Rig (Graham), Hundleshope Heights. 800m ascent. Contact leader for start times. Cost by car £6 [North Berwick]

Sunday 1 February  B walk  13kms/8mls
Bankton Mains Park and River Almond, Livingston. A circular walk through one of the larger parks in Livingston, along the south side of the River Almond and the Killandean Burn. Ascent 50m. OS Explorer 349. GR NT051676. Howden Park Centre. Dep QRC 09:30. Car share. TC £3.00. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 1 February C+ 12km about 60m ascent  OS 72
Circular, start from W Linton Golf Club at 10.30, and walk to North Slipperfield, Garvald, Ingraston and back to start (or in reverse, leader to decide!). [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 4 February  C walk
Meet CHCP 10.00 [Coldstream]

Wednesday 4 February   B walk   9.5km/6 miles
Black Mount. An ascent of White Hill (440m) and Black Mount (516m) from Dolphinton. Ascent 370m (1210ft). OS 72/336, GR NT108473. Dep. WP 09:30. Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 4 February   C+ walk   11km/7 miles
Grangemouth, Skinflats, and Carronshore circular. Starting at car park just at the bridge over the River Carron, Grangemouth. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. WP 09:45 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 4 February   C walk   10km/6 miles
Linear walk between Caldercruix and Blackridge on Sustrans Route 75. Plan to park at Blackridge Station, take train to Caldercruix and walk back (or vice versa depending on wind direction!). Ascent minimal. OS 65/349, GR NS905670. Dep. WP 10:00. Contact: 01506843558/07709620046 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 7 February   B walk   6.5miles   400m ascent
OS65 NT162559 Carlops circular. Carlops, Fairliehope, The Mount, North Esk Reservoir, Spittal Farm, Newhall, Habbie’s Howe, Carlops. PD £3.00 [Balerno]

Saturday 7 February  B  8 miles  300m ascent  OS73
Walk details changed! now meet Nutwood Car Park, Melrose NT549340 10:00 am, WT 5hrs. Leader: Agnes Waldie 01896 823015 or scott@teallach47.freeserve.co.uk [Eildon]

Saturday 7 February   B walk   15km/9½ miles
A circular walk taking in Bracklinn Falls, Callander Craigs returning via West Bracklinn Farm and Dalvey. Mainly paths. Ascent 400m (1300ft) O.S.57 GR NN646069. Dep. LC 09:30 Contact: Jane Tingle 07742447160 (This replaces the walk shown in TRAIL) [Linlithgow]

Saturday 7 February B Walk 12km OS 52
Meall nan Caorach / Meall Reamhar (2 Grahams). 500m ascent. Please note that this walk requires approximately 1km of road walking each way on A822, as only suitable parking is in Amulree. Meet LNRS 8.00am. [Livingston]

Saturday 7 February  C+ walk  8kms/5mls
Muiravonside. A circular walk by woodland paths in the country park, returning along the Union Canal. Fine views to Linlithgow, the Bathgate Hills and the Ochils. Ascent 80m. OS Explorer 349. GR NS961757. Muiravonside: first car park. Dep QRC 10:00. Car share. TC £3.00. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 8 February Coach B+ B and C walks
Coach to Lanark (Clyde Valley). Depart Waterloo Place 09:00. Cost £10. Book with leader. [Edinburgh]

Sunday 8 February A+ 15km/9 miles 1200m 6hrs
OS51&57. Ben Vorlich (985m) and Stuc a' Chroin (975m). Circular from Ardvorlich NN632231 on south side of Loch Earn following Glen Vorlich to the summit of Ben Vorlich and then on to Stuc a' Chroin. Choice of return routes depending on conditions. Ice axe and crampons required. Cost shared per car £42. [Edinburgh]

Sunday 8 February   B+ walk   21km/13 miles
Loch Leven Heritage Trail. Now able to walk right round the loch following completion of the path system. Ascent minimal. OS 58, GR NT160990. Dep. LC 09:00. Contact: Malcolm Duncan 01324 625496 (Swapped from 22 March) [Linlithgow]

Sunday 8 February C walk 14km OS 65
  Union Canal to Mid Calder via Almondell Country Park, local walk with minimal ascent.  Meet LNRS 9.00am. [Livingston]

Sunday 8 February  B Walk  9 miles
Lammer Law and Hopes Reservoir. Good hill tracks and minor roads. Possibility of boggy areas around the summit of Lammer Law. Ascent 352m. Start GR NT541642. Meet MIBC 9.00am [Midlothian]

Sunday 8 February B 17k (11m) OS74
Circular from Coldstream via River Tweed and the Hirsel. Negligible ascent. Depart NB 0815, Hadd 0830. Cost by car £7 [North Berwick]

Sunday 8 February  B 13km minimal ascent OS 66 or Explorer 345
Circular 09.30 from KCP. Start 10.15 at Dalkeith Indoor Bowling Club car park. Waterfall Park, Newbattle Abbey, Lothian Bridge, Dalhousie Castle, Cockpen Old Church, Povert Rd, Brewers Bushbridge, Newtongrange Viaduct, Newbattle Abbey, Maiden Bridge Dalkeith King's Park and back to the start. Remember to leave Peebles at 09.30. [Tweeddale]

Tuesday 10 February D (Stravaiger)
From the Mound to foot of Blackford Hill and onto Morningside Approx 3 miles. [Edinburgh]

Wednesday 11 February   B walk   10km/7 miles
West and East Lomond, Fife from Craigmead car park between the two hills. Ascent 400m (1310ft). OS 58, GR NO228062. Dep. WP 09:00. Contact: Roger Livermore 01506 84 5151 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 11 February   C walk   9.5km/6 miles
Walk from Camelon to the Kelpies and return to Grahamston via the Forth & Clyde Canal. Bus to Camelon. Ascent minimal. OS 65/349, GR NS875804. Dep. WP 09:35 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 11 February   D walk   5km/3 miles
Bus to Linlithgow Bridge then walk down to the River Avon by Glenavon House for a pleasant walk by the river. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. WP 10:30 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 11 February  C+ walk  11kms/7mls
Devil’s Mill, Rumbling Bridge. A circular walk from Pool of Muckhart via The Leys and Muckhart Mill, returning via Rumbling Bridge and Naemoor. Ascent 150m. OS Explorer 369. GR NN999006. Pool of Muckhart Community Hall car park. Dep QRC 10:00. Car share. TC £5.00. [South Queensferry]

Thursday 12 February B walk 8km OS 58
Cleish Hills and Loch Glow circular. Moderate hill climb, on tracks and paths. Can be muddy. Total ascent 160m. Meet Sainsbury’s car park 10.00am. [Livingston]

Saturday 14 February B 13.5km/8.5 miles 4hrs
OS66. Circular from Dalkeith via Waterfall Park, Maiden Bridge, Newbattle Abbey Park, Lady Lothian’s Plantation, Lothian Bridge, Grove Farm, Dalhousie Bridge, Old Cockpen Church, Povert Road, Brewer’s Bush Bridge, Lady Lothian’s Plantation, Newbattle Bridge, Maiden Bridge, Cock Club House, Kings Park, Dalkeith. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 14 February   A walk   18km/11 miles
Ballencleuch Law. From Overfingland following SUW, Comb Law, Hirstane Rig, Ballencleuch Law, Roger Law and walk along beside reservoir then back along to SUW. Ascent 654m (2150ft). OS 78, GR NS931100. Dep. LC 08:00. Contact: 07923456409 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 14 February   C walk   9.5km/6 miles
Bus to Winchburgh and walk back to Linlithgow by the canal towpath. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. LC 09:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 14 February B Walk 10km OS 58/59
  Lomond Hills. 370m ascent. Meet LNRS 7.30am. [Livingston]

Saturday 14 February B 12.5k (8m) OS73/74
The Borders Abbeys Way. Linear from Melrose to St Boswells via St Cuthbert’s Way, Bowden, Clintmains, Dryburgh Abbey & St Boswells. Leave cars at St Boswells, take bus to Melrose and walk back. 320m ascent. Depart NB 0815, Hadd 0830. Cost by car £6 [North Berwick]

Sunday 15 February   B walk   8.5miles   250m ascent
OS72 NT057482 (updated start point cfd TRAIL) Little Sparta – Pentland Hills circular. Start to Dunsyre, Easton Farm, Cairn Knowe, Bleak Law, Green Side, Little Sparta. PD £4.50 [Balerno]

Sunday 15 February  B walk  8 miles
Pressen, Mindrum Station, Downham, Moneylaws Hill, Hagg. Meet Pressen 74:NT837359 at 10.00 [Coldstream]

Sunday 15 February   B+ walk   11km/7 miles
Kilmahog to Stank Glen, nr Callander. Ascent 392m (1286ft). OS 57. Dep. LC 08:30 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 15 February B walk 19km OS 58
Loch Leven circular starting at Kinross. Minimal ascent on good path. Meet LNRS 8.00am. [Livingston]

Sunday 15 February  B Walk  8 miles
Cademuir Hill and River Tweed at Peebles. Up to Cademuir and hill forts. Descend to valley. Walk along country road for about a mile. Walk back alongside the River Tweed. Ascent 659ft. OS73. Start from Kingsmeadows car park Peebles. Meet MIBC 9.00am [Midlothian]

Sunday 15 February C 8k (5m) OS67
Circular from Tyninghame via Knowes Farm, railway footbridge, Beesknowe, Bielhill, North Lodge and Tynefield. Good tracks with negligible hills. Depart NB 0900, Hadd 0915. Cost by car £1.50 [North Berwick]

Sunday 15 February  C+ walk.  10.5kms/6.5mls
Hosh and the Knock of Crieff. A pleasant hill, woodland and riverside walk, with outstanding views. Ascent 180m. OS Explorer 368. GR NN856234. Glenturret Distillery car park. Dep QRC 09:00. TC £9.00. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 15 February  C+  12km  20m ascent  OS 66 or Explorer 350
Leave Peebles 09.30 to reach start by 10.30. Park at Cramond Brig, at Miller & Carter Steakhouse, to walk the shore of the Forth into Dalmeny Estate, hopefully seeing hosts of snowdrops. [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 18 February   B walk   12km/7½ miles
Around Lindores Loch from Collessie. Ascent 200m (700ft). OS 59, GR NO287134. Dep. WP 09:30. Contact: Doug Crockford/Ken Bain 01313313707/01313311334 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 18 February   C+ walk   9.5km/5½ miles
Circular from Mortonhall to Blackford Hill. Good paths. One long steep flight of steps. Ascent 150m (500ft). OS 66/350, GR NT262648. Dep. WP 09:45. Contact: Alan Norton 01506843375/07982240948 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 18 February   C walk   6.5km/4 miles
A walk on good paths around Carron Dams a reclaimed industrial site for foundries including Carron works. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. WP 10:00. Contact: Jane Tingle 07742447160 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 21 February   B walk   7miles   200m ascent
OS66 NT234856 Fife Coast circular. The Binn from Burntisland via Kinghorn. Beach walk to Kinghorn then good tracks via Kinghorn Loch to The Binn and return to Burntisland. PD £4.50 [Balerno]

Saturday 21 February C 10km/6 miles approx 30m ascent
OS65. Along the Union Canal from Edinburgh Park to Broxburn via EICA and Almond aqueduct. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 21 February  B  8 miles  OS73
Melrose/Old Melrose circular: Meet Nutwood car park Melrose, NT549340, 10:00, WT 4.5hrs. Leader: Heather McLoone 01896 820300 or stewartandheather@gmail.com [Eildon]

Saturday 21 February   B+ walk   16km/10 miles
Achray Forest circular. Nice circular walk in the Aberfoyle area following in part the Highland Boundary Fault Trail. Offers fine views of the surrounding countryside, lochs and hills. Ascent 300m (984ft). OS 57. Dep. LC 08:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 21 February B walk 13km OS 51
Meall nam Maigheach (Corbett). 620m ascent. Meet LNRS 7.30am. [Livingston]

Saturday 21 February  C walk  10kms/6mls
Union Canal and Muiravonside Country Park. A walk along the Union Canal as far as the aqueduct and into Muiravonside. Ascent 80m. OS Explorer 349. GR NS984764. Linlithgow Recreation Centre. Dep QRC 10:00. Car share. TC £2.00. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 22 February   B+ walk   18km/11 miles
Blairadam Forest and Cleish Hills. A circular walk over varied terrain, initially through forest and affording great views to the north from Nivingston Craigs and various other points en route. Ascent 300m (980ft). OS 58, GR NT129946. Dep. LC 08:30. Contact: dms.home@virgin.net [Linlithgow]

Sunday 22 February B+ Walk  9 miles
Romannobridge area. Newlands Kirk to Wether Law and return via Drum Maw and White Knowe. Tracks and footpaths. OS72. Start GR NT161468. Meet MIBC 9.00am [Midlothian]

Sunday 22 February A 21k (13m) OS65/66
Circular from Harlaw Reservoir Visitor Centre via Threipmuir, Bavelaw, Borestane, Kitchen Moss, West & East Kip, The Howe and back to Harlaw. 650m ascent. Contact leader for start times. Cost by car £4.50 [North Berwick]

Sunday 22 February  B 12km (or C+ linear with bus)  OS 73
Circular, Innerleithen to Walkerburn by a high route. Start at Leithen Rd car park on B709 NT333372 at 10.20. Ascend Pirn Hill, to view old reservoir and descend to Priesthope and Walkerburn. Leader will offer a suitable route back to Innerleithen, but will permit the use of public transport, if desired! [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 25 February   B walk   10km/6 miles
Menteith Hills. Relatively short but with some steep ascents and descents. Ascent 300m (985ft). OS 57, GR NN541006. Dep. WP 09:30.
Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 25 February   C walk   8km/5 miles
Abercorn, Society and the Forth shore. A circular walk, depending on tidal conditions may involve some fairly rough shore walking. Ascent 45m (130ft). OS 65, GR NT031790. Dep. WP 10:00 (Swapped from 28th January) [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 25 February  B walk  14.5kms/9mls
Winton walks at Pencaitland. A circular through the woods around Winton House, including the model village of New Winton. Ascent 50m. OS Explorer 351. GR NT447691. Pencaitland car park. Dep QRC 09:30. Car share. TC £6.00. [South Queensferry]

Wednesday 25 February 
This charming walk is part of the Tweed way, beginning in Lyne Station and ending in Peebles. Approximately 4 miles. We will take in tree lined avenues alive with birds and daffodil displays and fields of sheep either side later skirting round the bottom of Neidpath Castle. May be muddy in places. We will meet in Peebles by the post Office and from there either pick up the local bus to Lyne Station or take a short cab ride (around £2 a head for shared taxi). [Stravaigers]

Thursday 26 February C walk 13km Explorer 367
Dalgety Bay to Aberdour along coastal path with minimal ascent. Meet Sainsbury’s car park 10.00am. [Livingston]

Saturday 28 February B+ 16km/10 miles 579m 6hrs
OS66. Linear from Flotterstone NT234631 to Balerno via Turnhouse Hill, Carnethy Hill, Scald Law (579m), East and West Kip, then through to Balerno. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 28 February   B+ walk   17.5km/11 miles
Frandy Burn Circuit (Ochils). Starting from Glen Devon, this walk is around the hills surrounding the Frandy Burn, and includes several peaks, notably Ben Shee (516m/1693ft). Ascent 522m (1710ft). OS 58/366, GR NN972051. Dep. LC 08:30. Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893 (Swapped from 7th March) [Linlithgow]

Saturday 28 February B 16k (10m) OS65
Polmont station to The Helix Park with a visit to The Kelpies. Take 0821 train from North Berwick to Waverley then 0915 to Polmont. Negligible ascent. Cost by car from Hadd to North Berwick £1.50. Contact leader for start times. [North Berwick]

Saturday 28 February
Canonmills to Craigleith. [Stravaigers]

March 2015

Sunday 1 March   B+ walk   10miles   450m ascent
OS58 NO002008 Ochil Hills circular. Pool of Muckhart, Seamab Hill, Commonedge Hill, Dollar Glen, low level path back to Muckhart. PD £6.50 [Balerno]

Sunday 1 March  B walk  7 miles
Earlston, Gattonside, Earlston. Meet Earlston Rugby Club at 10.00 [Coldstream]

Sunday 1 March   C walk   9.5km/6 miles
Local walk from The Cross – Kettlestoun Hill and Union Canal. Ascent 150m (500ft). OS 65. Dep. LC 13:00 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 1 March B walk  16km  OS 67
Circular walk from Tyninghame including Ravensheugh sands and cliffs. Minimal ascent. Meet LNRS 8.00am. [Livingston]

Sunday 1 March  C Walk  6 miles
Water of Leith Walkway. From Leith to Slateford Road. Return by bus. "From Leith to the Visitor Centre on Slateford Road. The river winds its way through the heart of the capital and is home to a range of plants and animals. A pleasant, interesting walk on good paths”. Starting from Leith. Meet MIBC 9.30am [Midlothian]

Sunday 1 March  C+ walk  8kms/5mls
Bracklinn Falls, Callander. A circular walk on waterside paths and forest tracks, crossing Bridge of Brackland with views of the falls. Ascent 200m. OS Explorer 365 & 366. GR NN627081. Callander car park. Dep QRC 09:30. Car share. TC £8.50. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 1 March  B  11km  300m ascent   OS 73
Linear, Peebles to Eddleston. Rosetta, shoulder Hamilton Hill, Upper Kidston, Stewarton, Barony Castle. Return to Peebles by bus. [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 4 March  C walk
Meet CHCP 10.00 [Coldstream]

Wednesday 4 March   C walk   11km/7 miles
Tayport and Tentsmuir Nature Reserve, Fife. Ascent minimal. OS 54, GR NO458288. Dep. WP 09:00. Contact: Roger Livermore 01506 84 5151 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 4 March   B walk   11km/7 miles
Downie's Loup and Carleatheran from Gargunnock. Ascent 450m (1475ft). OS 57/348, GR NS705943. Dep. WP 09:30. Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893 This is a change to the walk shown in TRAIL [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 4 March   C walk   10km/6 miles
Carron Loop. Improved footpath and new bridge joining various communities around Larbert and Bainsford. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. WP 10:00. Contact: Malcolm Duncan 01324 625496 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 7 March   B walk   8-10miles   350m ascent
OS58 NO086183 Bridge of Earn area. Forgandenny, Drumfinn Hill, Culteuchar Hill, West Dron Hill, Glen Earn, Ecclesiamagirdle House, old churchyard, Forgandenny. PD £8.00 [Balerno]

Saturday 7 March  B  6.4 miles  300m ascent  OS73
St Cuthbert’s Way (Stage 1) linear: Melrose to St. Boswells. Start Melrose Market Square NT547340, 10:00. Meet 9:15 St Boswells bus stance NT593309 for bus to Melrose, check meet time for bus with leader, WT 4.5hrs. Leader: 07941 395837 [Eildon]

Saturday 7 March   B+ walk   15.5km/9½ miles WALK CANCELLED
Sterling Mills – Castle Campbell – Glen Devon circular. This walk initially follows the old Devon Valley Railway before heading to higher ground to arrive at Castle Campbell. The journey continues down Dollar Glen and the return route is along the River Devon and base of Sheardale Ridge. Ascent 432m (1417ft). OS 58. Dep. LC 08:30 (Swapped from 28th February, but cancelled due to adverse weather forecast) [Linlithgow]

Saturday 7 March B Walk 13km OS 79
Cauldcleuch Head (Graham/Donald). 400m ascent. Meet LNRS 7.30am. [Livingston]

Saturday 7 March C+ walk  10kms/6mls
Aberdour and The Heughs. A circular walk from St Colme House via Aberdour harbour, Hawkcraig Point and Silversands, returning via The Heughs, St Fillan’s Church and the walled garden of Aberdour Castle. Ascent 90m. OS Explorer 367. GR NT180843. Car park on road to oil terminal just before cycle path. Dep QRC 10:00. Car share. TC £2.00. [South Queensferry]

Saturday 7 March B 10.5km 300m ascent  OS 73
Joint linear walk with Eildon Ramblers, St Cuthbert’s Way stage one. Meet 09.15 St Boswells bus stance to use bus to Melrose, from whose Market Square the walk commences. [Tweeddale]

Sunday 8 March Coach B+ B and C walks
Coach to Campsies. Depart Waterloo Place 09:00. Cost £10. Book with leader. [Edinburgh]

Sunday 8 March A+ 19km/11.75 miles 1240m 7hrs
OS50. 2 Munros. Beinn Achaladair (1039m) and Beinn a' Chreachain (1081m) starting from Achaladair Farm NN322433. Ice axe and crampons may be required. Cost shared per car £54. [Edinburgh]

Sunday 8 March   B walk   12km/7½ miles
Lauder – Blackchester Fort circular. Walk includes old railway line and visit to hill fort. Ascent 150m (500ft). OS 73, GR NT530475. Dep. LC 09:00. Contact: Malcolm Duncan 01324 625496 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 8 March B walk 15km OS 57
Ben Venue circular. Gentle 725m ascent mainly good paths but with possible boggy sections. Odd rocky section. Meet LNRS 8.00am. [Livingston]

Sunday 8 March  C+ Walk  8 miles
Peebles to Lyne along the River Tweed and back. Walk along the south bank of the River Tweed mostly on tracks with one short ascent and return along the north bank. OS 73. Start GR 252401 Kingsmeadows car park, Peebles. Meet MIBC 9.00am [Midlothian]

Sunday 8 March B+ Walk  8 miles
Hundleshope Heights via Newby Kipps, Preston Law and return. OS73. Start GR NT 260392. Meet MIBC 9.00am [Midlothian]

Sunday 8 March C 10k (6m) OS66
Circular from Gifford via old railway, Broadwoodside and Newall Wood. Return via Bankwood, Bolton Muir Wood, Inglisfield & Fawn Wood. Negligible hills. Depart NB 0900, Hadd 0915. Cost by car £1.50 [North Berwick]

Wednesday 11 March   B+ walk   17km/10½ miles
Bishop Hill & West Lomond Hill from Craigmead. A circular walk taking in Bishop Hill before following the ridge and descending into Glen Vale, then ascending West Lomond Hill before completing the circuit back to Craigmead. Ascent 560m (1850ft). OS 58/370, GR NO227061. Dep. WP 09:00. Contact: Derek Lawson 01506840446 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 11 March   C+ walk   10.5km/6½ miles
Allandale circular. The walk starts from Walton Rd, Allandale. Ascent 130m (422ft). OS 64/65, GR NS790783. Dep. WP 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 11 March   D walk   5km/3 miles
Callendar Park, Falkirk. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. WP 10:30 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 11 March  C walk  11kms/7mls
Cramond to Leith along the shore. Bus to Cramond Brig. Walk to Cramond, then along the shore to Leith. Return by 22 bus from Ocean Terminal and 40 bus to Queensferry. Ascent negligible, though some steps on the way to Cramond. OS Explorer 350. GR NT179755. Cramond Brig. Meet at bus stop next to Police Station at 09.37 for Stagecoach bus 40 leaving at 09:47. If boarding en route please inform leader. [South Queensferry]

Thursday 12 March B walk 12km OS 58
Dollar-Glendevon linear walk following the ancient 'Cadgers Yett' track used by drovers to take cattle from Auchterarder to Falkirk. 170m ascent on well-defined hill paths and forestry tracks. Meet Sainsbury’s car park 10.00am. [Livingston]

Thursday 12 March
Cardrona to Innerleithen along railway path. [Stravaigers]

Saturday 14 March  B walk  9 miles
Bamburgh, Seahouses circular. Meet car park opposite Bamburgh Castle at 10.00 [Coldstream]

Saturday 14 March B 13.5km/8.5 miles 5hrs
OS59. The Balmerino Loop. Circular from Wormit via woodland and open countryside in North Fife. View of Dundee and River Tay. Little ascent. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 14 March   C walk   8km/5 miles
Train to Falkirk High Station. Walk along the Union Canal towpath to Falkirk Wheel then back along the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath to Grahamston Station for the train back to Linlithgow. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. LC 09:30 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 15 March   B walk   9miles   minimal ascent
OS72 & 64 NS829460 Clyde Walkway. Crossford to Rosebank circular. PD £6.00 [Balerno]

Sunday 15 March A 10km/6 miles 830m 5.5hrs
OS50. Munro. An Caisteal (995m) from A82 Glen Falloch NN368238 via Twistin Hill. Ice axe and crampons required. Cost shared per car £48. [Edinburgh]

Sunday 15 March   A walk   11km/6½ miles
Beinn Dearg & Meall a’ Mhuic. Corbett & Graham set either side of Lairig Ghallabhaich (Kirk Road). Start point at Innerwick, Glen Lyon. Ascent 910m (2985ft). OS 51, GR NN589474. Dep. LC 08:30 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 15 March C+ walk 17km OS 65
New Lanark and Falls of Clyde through nature reserve. 50m ascent with some steps but mostly on good tracks and paths. Meet LNRS 8.00am (may change to 9.00). [Livingston]

Sunday 15 March  C Walk  5 miles
Gladhouse Reservoir circuit. Quiet roads and farm tracks. Meet MIBC 9.30am [Midlothian]

Sunday 15 March B+ Walk  8 miles
Moffat Hills circular. Starting at the Megget Stone. Track onto Molls Cleuch Dod, Firthybrig Head, Lochcraig Head, return by Talla East Side and Nickies Knowe on rough tracks which can be muddy. Ascent 572m. OS 72/79. Start GR NT150203. Meet MIBC 9.00am [Midlothian]

Sunday 15 March A 16k (10m) OS45
Duchary Hill and Monamenach from Glen Isla. 1000m ascent. Contact leader for start times. Cost by car £16 [North Berwick]

Sunday 15 March  C+ walk  11kms/7mls
Peebles to Lyne Station. A circular walk along the River Tweed to Lyne Station via riverside paths and the old railway track. Ascent 80m. OS Explorer 337. GR NT251403. Peebles, Kingsmeadows car park. Dep QRC 09:30. Car share. TC £6.50. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 15 March B 9km 250m ascent OS 73/79 Explorer 330
Circular near St Mary’s Loch. Leave KCP 10.00 or Glen Cafe NT238205 at 10.30. Pass Tibbie Shiels on SUW to Pikestone Rig. Descend to Riskinhope & Loch of the Lowes. Scenic breaks and pub or cafe at the end. [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 18 March   B walk   13km/8 miles
Traprain Law circular via East Linton, Hailes Castle and Pencraig Wood. Ascent 220m (680ft). OS 67. Dep. WP 09:15 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 18 March   C walk   8km/5 miles
River Almond and Cammo from Cramond Bridge Inn. River Almond walkway with Cammo estate and Lennie Mains. Likely to be muddy in parts. Fairly level, apart from steep section at start and finish. Ascent minimal. OS 65, GR NT179755. Dep. WP 09:45. Contact: 0131 337 6001/0799 959 2038 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 18 March   C walk   9.5km/5½ miles
Circular on woodland paths and roads from Cambusbarron via Gillies Hill to Chartershall and Cultenhove. Ascent 180m (580ft). OS 57/366, GR NS771923. Dep. WP 10:00. Contact: 01506843558/07709620046 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 21 March C+ approx 8km/5 miles
OS66. Car ramble. Circular walk round Hopes Reservoir near Gifford. Some gradual ascent, mainly on tracks with short stretches of roughish ground. Cost shared per car £14.50. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 21 March B+ 17km/10.6 miles 615m 6hrs
OS66. Circular from Hillend lower car park via Boghall, Woodhouselee, Castlelaw Farm, Falla Knowe, Capelaw hill, Bonaly Reservoir, Bonaly Park, Dreghorn Mains, Swanston Village, Muilieputchse and Hillend Ski Centre. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 21 March  B+  9 miles  400m ascent  OS73
Gala circular: River Tweed - Yair - Gala Hill. Meet Boleside car park beside Tweed, NT509348, 10:00, WT 5hrs. Leader: David Langworth david@maps.myzen.co.uk [Eildon]

Saturday 21 March   B walk   17.5km/11 miles
Birnam – Kings Seat – Inchewan Burn – Balhomish – Rumbling Bridge – Hermitage. Ascent 365m (1200ft). OS 52/53, GR NO030419. Dep. LC 08:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 21 March C Walk 8km OS 43
Killicrankie/Tummel linear. Meet LNRS 7.30am. [Livingston]

Saturday 21 March  B walk  11kms/7mls
The Kips and Scald Law from Balerno. A walk across moorland to the highest point in the Pentland Hills. Ascent 450m. OS Explorer 344. GR NT167638. Threipmuir car park. Dep QRC 09:30. Car share. TC £3.00. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 22 March   B+ walk   9miles   650m ascent
OS73 & 79 NT237204 The Wiss from Tibbie Shiels. Tibbie Shiels Inn, The Wiss, Earl’s Hill, Pikestone Rig, Peniestone Knowe, East Muchra Hill, Riskinhope, Loch of the Lowes. Meet PVCP 08:00. PD £8.50 [Balerno]

Sunday 22 March   B walk   13km/8 miles
River Tay walk Perth. Walk on both sides of the River Tay north to Woody Island and return. Ascent minimal. OS 58, GR NO119230. Dep. LC 09:00. Contact: Malcolm Duncan 01324 625496 (Swapped from 8 Feb) [Linlithgow]

Sunday 22 March  B Walk  8 miles
Peebles circular. The Meldons. Rosetta, White Meldon, Black Meldon, Lyne station, Peebles. Roads, paths and disused railway. Two small easy hills. OS73. Start GR 251402 Kingsmeadows car park, Peebles. Meet MIBC 9.00am [Midlothian]

Sunday 22 March C+ Walk 6 miles
Musselburgh – Newhailes – Inveresk circular. Meet MIBC 9.30am [Midlothian]

Sunday 22 March B 16k (10m) OS65/66
Circular from Red Moss Nature Reserve via Threipmuir Reservoir, Black Hill, Loganlea Reservoir, The Howe, returning to Nature Reserve by Nine Mile Burn footpath. 400m ascent. Depart NB 0830, Hadd 0845. Cost by car £4 [North Berwick]

Sunday 22 March  B+ 17.3km 455m ascent  OS 66
N Pentlands circular. Leave Peebles 09.30 Leave Flotterstone car park approx 10.00, Kirk Bridge, Harbour Hill, Bonaly Reservoir, Bonaly Park, Torduff Reservoir, Easter Kinleith, Cock Rig, Maidens Cleuch, Kirk Bridge and back to start. [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 25 March   A walk   10km/6 miles
Ben Ledi. Corbett from Loch Lubnaig. Crampons and ice-axes may be required, check with leader. Ascent 760m (2300ft). OS 57, GR NN586091. Dep. WP 08:00. Contact: S Allison 01506 840579 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 25 March   C walk   8km/5 miles
Limekilns circular via Pattiesmuir, Broomhall and Charlestown walking on tracks or minor roads. Park at car park by old pier Limekilns. Ascent minimal. OS 65, GR NT075834. Dep. WP 09:30. Contact: Anne Paterson 01324 483915 (This replaces the Glentress circular walk shown in TRAIL) [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 25 March   C Walk  6.5km/4 miles
Saline Byways. Explore the area below Saline Hill from Balgonar to Steelend. Ascent 100m (330ft). OS 65. Dep WP 10:30 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 25 March  B walk  16kms/10mls
River Esk Walkway, Gorebridge. A circular walk via Gore Glen and by the scenic River South Esk into the Arniston Estate. Ascent 140m. OS Explorer 345. GR NT344615. Gorebridge Health Centre. Dep QRC 09:30. Car share. TC £5.00. [South Queensferry]

Thursday 26 March C walk  10km OS 58
210m ascent along forest paths and roads. Meet Sainsbury’s car park 10.00am. [Livingston]

Saturday 28 March   B walk   8miles   minimal ascent
OS66 NT201746 John Muir Way linear, Clermiston to South Queensferry. Return by bus. Bring bus passes. PD £1.00 [Balerno]

Saturday 28 March   A walk   8.5km/5½ miles
Stuchd an Lochain (Munro) from Loch an Daimh. Ascent of the Munro Stuchd an Lochain from the west end of Glen Lyon. Ice axe and crampons may be required, check with walk leader. Ascent 726m (2380ft). OS 51/378, GR NN511463. Dep. LC 07:30. Contact: Derek Lawson 01506 840446 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 28 March   B walk   11km/7 miles
Oldhamstocks circular. Country lanes & field tracks with steep section up to Blackcastle Hill. Ascent 200m (660ft). OS 67, GR NT742705. Dep. LC 09:00. Contact: Sheila Austin 01506 842169 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 28 March
Dawyck Arboretum spring bulbs tour. [Stravaigers]

Sunday 29 March  B walk  9 miles
St Abbs circular. Meet National Trust car park St Abbs at 10.00 [Coldstream]

Sunday 29 March   A walk   15km/9½ miles
Ben Chonzie (Munro) from Loch Turret reservoir. This is a circular route following the eastern side of Loch Turret reservoir and returning via the summit ridge on the other side. Ascent 840m (2800ft). OS 52. Dep. LC 08:00 BST [Linlithgow]

Sunday 29 March B walk 14km OS 73
The Three Brethren circular via Tibbie Tamson’s Grave and Peat Law. 250m ascent along good paths. Meet LNRS 8.00am. [Livingston]

Sunday 29 March  C Walk  6 miles
Prestongrange to Port Seton along the John Muir Way. Low level walk. Meet MIBC 10.00am [Midlothian]

Sunday 29 March C 10k (6m) OS66
Circular from Vogrie Park to Roman Camp via Newlandsburn, Southside, Windmill Wood, D’Arcy and Camp Wood. Good tracks with easy ascents. Depart NB 0900, Hadd 0915. Cost by car £3 [North Berwick]

Sunday 29 March  C+ walk  10kms/6mls
The Falkland Estate. A walk up Maspie Den, returning via Arraty Craigs and the Pillars of Hercules. Ascent 170m. OS Explorer 370. GR NO247075. Estate car park. Dep QRC 10:00. Car share. TC £5.50. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 29 March  C+ 12km  50m ascent OS 67 or Explorer 351
Linear from East Linton, Junction High St and Preston Road NT590776 at 11.00. Part of the John Muir Way along the River Tyne, Hedderwick Sands, John Muir Country Park, Belhaven Bay and along the cliffs to Dunbar. Bus back to start. [Tweeddale]


Walks from TRAIL Issue 65 (April to October 2015)

April 2015

Wednesday 1 April  C walk
Meet CHCP at 10.00 [Coldstream]

Wednesday 1 April   B walk   11.5km/7 miles
Strathblane circular from Netherton Inn, includes Dumgoyne distillery and part of the West Highland Way. Ascent 100m (350ft). OS 64, NS555797. Dep. WP 09:30. Contact: Doug Crockford/Ken Bain 01313313707/01313311334 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 1 April   C walk   6km/4 miles
Stirling city walk including Gowan Hill, River Forth, castle back walk. Some short but steep ascent/descent. Good views, historic buildings. Ascent 90m (230ft). OS 57. Dep. WP 10:00. Contact: Jane Tingle 07742447160 [Linlithgow]

Thursday 2 April C+ walk 10km Explorer 344
Pentland Hills circular via Maiden’s Cleuch, Bonaly Reservoir &  Kirkton Cottage. 230m ascent along hill paths. Meet Sainsbury’s car park 10:00. [Livingston]

Saturday 4 April   B+ walk   10miles   470m ascent
OS57 NN607081 Bochastle/Stank Glen circular. Bochastle CP, forestry track along lower slopes of Ben Ledi, round Stank Glen, Loch Lubnaig and return by cycle track. PD £9.00 [Balerno]

Saturday 4 April  B  8.5 miles  240m ascent  OS74
Linear: St Cuthbert’s Way (Stage 2): St Boswells to Harestanes. Meet 09:30 Harestanes Visitor Centre NT642245 for car share back to St Boswells bus stance, NT593309 for 10:00 start, WT 4.5hrs. Joint with Tweeddale Ramblers. Leader: Martin Davison 07858 386485 or martin.bamburgh@btinternet.com [Eildon]

Saturday 4 April   A walk   12km/8 miles
Meall nan Caoraich-Meall Reamhar Circuit. Ascent of 2 Perthshire Grahams, start from Amulree Hall car park. Ascent 500m (1643ft). OS 52, NN900366. Dep. LC 08:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 4 April    B walk    11kms/7mls
Coldingham Bay and St. Abbs Head. A dramatic, rocky
coastal walk. Ascent 180m. OS Explorer 346. GR NT913674: St. Abbs Visitor Centre. Dep. QRC 09.00. TC £10.50. [South Queensferry]

Saturday 4 April B 13.7km  240m ascent OS 74
Joint linear walk with Eildon Ramblers. St Cuthbert’s Way stage two. Start at St Boswells Bus Stance NT593309 at 10.00 but, for car share, be at Harestanes Visitor Centre NT642245 at 09.30. [Tweeddale]

Sunday 5 April   C walk   9.5km/6 miles
Oatridge and Ecclesmachan circular from Longmuir. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. LC 13:00 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 5 April  B+ walk 12km OS 73
Dundreich Ring from Eddleston with the Easter Day egg roll Total ascent 500m. Steady hill climb to ridge on good but occasionally muddy paths & tracks. Meet LNRS 08:00. [Livingston]

Sunday 5 April  B Walk  10 miles
Gorebridge circular. Farmland, woodland and riverbank. Some splendid views en route. Passing Crichton & Borthwick castles. 1200 feet of ascent. OS66. Start GR NT339621. Gore Glen car park, off Engine Road, Gorebridge. Meet MIBC Dalkeith 09.00 [Midlothian]

Sunday 5 April A 21k (13m) OS58
Circular around Loch Leven Nature Reserve from Kirkgate Park car park in Kinross. Good paths through varied woods and marshland. Negligible ascent. Contact leader for start times. Cost by car £6.50 [North Berwick]

Sunday 5 April
Circular. Haddington to Amisfield walled garden. 4km/2.5 miles. [Stravaigers]

Wednesday 8 April   B walk   11km/7 miles
Innerleithen to Walkerburn via Pirn Craig and Kirnie Law. Ascent 450m (1480ft). OS 73/337, NT332371. Dep. WP 09:30. Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 8 April   C walk   8km/5 miles
Almondell & Calder Wood Country Park. A pleasant walk by the River Almond, with some flights of steps. Ascent 80m (270ft). OS 65, GR NT091697. Dep. WP 10:00 (This walk replaces the Beecraigs Country Park walk shown in TRAIL) [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 8 April   D walk   5km/3 miles
Blackness to Carriden and back. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. WP 10:30 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 8 April    B walk    12kms/7.5mls
Lindores Loch. A circular walk from Collessie via the Black Loch and Abdie Old Kirk, returning via Lindores and Braeside. Ascent 200m. OS Explorer 370. GR NO287134: Collessie Victory Hall car park. Dep. QRC 09.30. TC £5.00. [South Queensferry]

Thursday 9 April C+ walk 14km OS 65
Blackness to Linlithgow section of John Muir Way. 100m ascent. Shore walk along the Forth from Blackness to Bo’ness then easy climb through Kinneil Woods followed by descent through farmland to Linlithgow. Meet Sainsbury's car park, in the centre of the car park 10:00 adjacent, opposite Toys R Us and KFC. Grid Ref. NT049661 [Livingston]

Saturday 11 April B walk 14km OS 56
Creag Tharsuinn (Graham) from Glen Masson.  560m ascent. Meet LNRS 07:00.  Please note mileage cost plus approx. £8 per person (return) for Western Ferries McInroy’s Point - Hunter’s Quay. [Livingston]

Saturday 11April   B+ 14km 150m ascent OS 66 & 67
East Lothian linear. Meet KCP at 9.00 to allow time to drive to North Berwick and park to catch the 11.00 bus to Tyninghame, for morning coffee at the Smithy Cafe. Return to N. Berwick by the John Muir Way. [Tweeddale]

Sunday 12 April   B walk   8miles   minimal ascent
OS66 NT462797 Aberlady circular. Aberlady, Spittal, disused railway to Longniddry, Gosford. PD £4.50 [Balerno]

Sunday 12 April  B walk  9 miles
St. Abbs, Coldingham, Eyemouth, Burnmouth. Meet Burnmouth village for 10.40 bus to St. Abbs. [Coldstream]

Sunday 12 April Coach B+ B and C walks
Coach to Wanlockhead. Depart Waterloo Place 09:00. Cost £10. Book with leader. [Edinburgh]

Sunday 12 April  B walk  15 km  OS Explorer 370
Falkland and the Lomond Hills. Total ascent 650m. Meet LNRS 08:00. [Livingston]

Sunday 12 April   C+ Walk   7 miles
Earlston. Circular from Earlston down side of River Leader to Leaderfoot and return by the Jubilee Walk. Some steps involved but will be taken slowly. OS Explorer 338. Start GR NT575386. Meet MIBC Dalkeith 09.00 [Midlothian]

Sunday 12 April    C walk    8kms/5mls
Limekilns and Charlestown. A circular walk along the shore from Limekilns as far as the old kilns, returning via Charlestown village, the Broomhall Estate and Pattiesmuir. Ascent minimal. OS Explorer 367. GR NT074833: Limekilns Promenade car park. Dep. QRC 10.00. TC £1.50. [South Queensferry]

Wednesday 15 April  C Walk  6.5km/4 miles
Lionthorn Walks. Explore the new woodland path network south of Falkirk. Ascent 50m (165ft). OS 65. Dep. WP 10:30 (Note: this walk is not shown in TRAIL) [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 15 April   B+ walk   9km/5½ miles
Eildon Hills, Melrose. 3 shapely hills beside Melrose. Good paths although steep in places. Ascent 477m (1565ft). OS 73, NT547341. Dep. WP 09:00. Contact: norrie watson 01506 844253 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 15 April   C walk   10.5km/6½ miles
Circular walk in Fife – Balbirnie and Star Moss. Low level easy walking. Ascent 70m (230ft). OS 59/370, NO292018. Dep. WP 09:30. Contact: 01506 843558/07709620046 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 18 April   B walk   9miles   minimal ascent
OS72 NT142522 West Linton circular. West Linton Golf Club, S.Slipperfield, Hargatehead, Garvald, Ferniehaugh, N.Slipperfield. PD £3.50 [Balerno]

Saturday 18 April  Annual Lunch
Walk at Cornhill followed by lunch at the Collingwood Arms. Meet at the Collingwood Arms at 10.00 for walk or 13.00 for 13.30 for lunch. Numbers for lunch to Georgina (01890 840723) and for walk to Margery Smith (01890 883792) [Coldstream]

Saturday 18 April B 16km/10 miles 5hrs
OS65&66. Linear from Craigleith to South Queensferry via Cramond Brig and Dalmeny Estate. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 18 April  B+  8 miles with stunning views.  OS79
Grey Mare’s Tail – Meet at Grey Mares National Trust car park. NT186145 for 10:30 start. Parking charge £2.00, Walk Leader Richard Leslie, Telephone to register the night before 07824 333511 [Eildon]

Saturday 18 April   A walk   10km/6½ miles
Beinn nan Imirean (Corbett). Ice axe and crampons may need to be carried, check with leader. Ascent 690m (2265ft). OS 51, NN447276. Dep. LC 08:00. Contact: 07923456409 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 18 April   B walk   12km/7½ miles
Rumbling Bridge and Crook of Devon. Explores some of the lesser known stretches of the River Devon. Ascent 120m (400ft). OS 58, NN999006. Dep. LC 08:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 18 April    B walk    12kms/7.5mls
Haddington to the sea. A linear walk along a disused railway track, then through woods and over fields from the centre of agricultural East Lothian to the sea at Aberlady, incorporating a short walk along a minor road, returning to the start by bus. Ascent minimal. OS Explorer 351. GR NT515739: Haddington. Dep. QRC 09.30. TC £5.50. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 19 April  A walk 15km/9½ miles
Ben Chonzie (Munro) from Loch Turret reservoir. This is a circular route following the eastern side of Loch Turret reservoir and returning via the summit ridge on the other side. Ascent 840m (2800ft). OS 52. Dep. LC 08:00 (This replaces the Doune Hill walk shown in TRAIL) [Linlithgow]

Sunday 19 April B 19k (12m) OS 57
Circular level walk from (NS578939) Buchlyvie, Flanders Moss, Nether Easter Offerance and Gartentruach. Dep NB 0830, Hadd 0845. Cost by car £9.50 [North Berwick]

Sunday 19 April
Longniddry circular via Gosford Park (note change of start). 6.4km/4 miles. [Stravaigers]

Sunday 19 April  C 9km 25m ascent  OS 73 or 66
Clockwise round Gladhouse reservoir. Start at NT293527 (on road to Moorfoot Farm) 10.30. Walk NW for 600m and turn right at T Junction. Walk for 600m and turn right at crossroads. Then use lochside path rather than road to fishing station. Join the road to cross the outflow round to T junction, where turn right towards and past Mauldslie Farm. Track through fields past Huntly Cot and Moorfoot Farm to reach car park. [Tweeddale]