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 62 (October 2013 to March 2014)

October 2013

Wednesday 2 October  C walk
Meet CHCP 10:00 [Coldstream]

Wednesday 2 October   C+ walk   9km/5½ miles
Circular walk from Mortonhall including Blackford Hill. Good paths but one flight of steep steps. Ascent 150m (500ft). OS 66/350, GR NT265680. Dep. WP 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 5 October B  9 miles
Circular: Harestanes, Woodside woods, Penielheugh/ Nisbet/ Jedfoot/ Monteviot/ Harestanes. Joint walk with Berwick Ramblers. Meet Harestanes Visitor Centre 10:00 DP GR643243, OS74, WT 6hrs, [Eildon]

Saturday 5 October B+ walk 9km OS 57
Ben Ledi (Corbett). 879m ascent. Meet LNRS 7.00am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Saturday 5 October  C  6mls/10km
Linear walk along the Union Canal from Linlithgow to Winchburgh using public transport. OS65. Check details with leader. [Musselburgh]

Saturday 5 October
Circular from Roslin by Mountmarle and Bilston viaduct. Disused railway line and woodland paths. [Stravaigers]

Sunday 6 October  B walk  10 miles
Watchwater, Twin Cairns. Meet HPCP at 09:00 or Watchwater Reservoir, fishermans hut at 10:00 [Coldstream]

Sunday 6 October B+ 18km/11.2 miles 575m 6hrs
OS72. NT136341. Circular from Drumelzier via Den Knowes Head, Pykestone Hill (737m), Thief's Road, Newholm Cairns Hill, Stanhope Burn and Hopecarton. Cost shared per car £20. [Edinburgh]

Sunday 6 October B walk 14km OS 52
Meall nam Fuaran circular. 400m ascent along good tracks/paths. Meet LNRS 8.00am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Sunday 6 October C+ Walk 7 miles
Birnam, Dunkeld and the Hermitage. Some gradual ascent. Meet MIBC 8.30am. [Midlothian]

Sunday 6 October  A 11k  (7miles)  OS 51
Munros Ben Lawers and Beinn Ghlas from the visitor centre. 968m ascent. Contact leader for walk details & start times. Cost by car £14 [North Berwick]

Wednesday 9 October   B+ walk   10km/6 miles
Ben Venue from Loch Ard (Ledard farm) and return. Ascent 700m (2300ft). OS 57/365, GR NN459023. Dep. WP 09:00 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 9 October   C+ walk   8km/5 miles
Biggar circular inc Huntfield Hill. Ascent 150m (500ft). OS 72/336, GR NT043378. Dep. WP 09:30 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 9 October   C walk   8.5km/5½ miles)
A circular local walk from West Port. Good paths and minor roads. Lochside – Grange – Flints – Fishers Brae. Ascent 110m (360ft). OS 65/349. Dep. WP 10:30 [Linlithgow]

Thursday 10 October C walk 13km OS 65
The Pineapple and Dunmore circular. 30m ascent mainly on tracks. [Livingston]

Friday 11 October  POSTPONED
Kirkcaldy to East Wemyss. [Stravaigers]

Saturday 12 October   B+ walk   15km/9½ miles
A walk up to the Cauldstane Slap, with an ascent of both East and West Cairn Hills, from Little Vantage. Ascent 430m (1410ft). OS 65/344, GR NT101628. Dep. LC 08:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 12 October A walk 22km OS 73
Dun Rig (Glen Sax circular) (Graham). 700m ascent. Meet LNRS 7.30am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Sunday 13 October A+ 13km/8 miles 744m 5hrs CANCELLED
OS51. Ridge Walk along the Tarmachan ridge starting at the NTS Visitor Centre NN609379, climbing Meall nan Tarmachan (1043m), Meall Garbh (1026m), Beinn nan Eachan (1000m) and Creag nan Caillich (916m). Cost shared per car £44. [Edinburgh]

Sunday 13 October  Coach B+ B and C walks
Coach to Birnam. Depart Waterloo Place 09:00. Cost £10. Book with leader. [Edinburgh]

Sunday 13 October   B walk   11km/7 miles
Bishop Hill circular. Nice walk in the Lomonds taking in Ballo Reservoir and Bishop Hill. Ascent 200m (650ft). OS 58, GR NO222035. Dep. LC 09:00 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 13 October B walk 14km OS 57
Cromlet Hill. 340m ascent along hill tracks and minor roads. Meet LNRS 8.00am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Sunday 13 October B Walk 9 miles
Circular from West Linton via South Slipperfield along route of Roman road, Mendick Hill, Ingraston, Garvald, Ferniehaugh, North Slipperfield. Ascent 110m. OS72. GR142520. Meet MIBC 9.00am. [Midlothian]

Sunday 13 October  C 10k (6miles) OS 67
Circular walk from Abbey St Bathans to Ellemford Bridge, returning via Roughside Wood and SUW. Depart NB 09:00, Hadd 09:15. Cost by car £4 [North Berwick]

Wednesday 16 October   B walk   14.5km/9 miles
Loudon Hill, River Irvine circular from Darvel, Ayrshire. Boots, gaiters and poles recommended. Ascent 330m (1050ft). OS 71, GR NS571364. Dep. WP 09:00 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 16 October   C walk   10km/6 miles
Simple linear walk in heart of Ochils on good tracks past two Glendevon Reservoirs. Ascent 110m (360ft). OS 58/366, GR NN949053. Dep. WP 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Thursday 17 October
Circular in Dalkeith Country Park. [Stravaigers]

Saturday 19 October  B+ walk  10 miles 460m ascent
OS52 NO001493 Circular walk from Guay, N of Dunkeld. Loch Ordie, Deuchary Hill, Lochan na Beinne, Mill Dam, Raor Lodge, Guay. PD £12.00 [Balerno]

Saturday 19 October B 13km/8 miles 4.5hrs
. OS66. Circular in Penicuik area. Cuiken Burn, Penicuik Estate, Penicuik House, River North Esk, Ravensneuk Castle, Valleyfield and Penicuik to Dalkeith Cycle Path. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 19 October B+ 7 miles
Pentlands ‘Tops’: Flotterstone/Turnhouse Hill/Scald Law/The Howe/ Flotterstone. Meet Ranger Centre Flotterstone 10:00 DP GR232632 OS65 Ascent 625m WT 5 hours [Eildon]

Saturday 19 October   B+ walk   16km/10 miles WALK CANCELLED
Glendevon: Glensherup Horseshoe. A circular high level route over Innerdownie, Whitewisp and Tarmangie Hills, returning via Ben Shee. Ascent 450m (1480ft). OS 58/366. Dep. LC 08:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 19 October A walk 6km OS 42
Meall na Leitreach (Corbett). 370m ascent. Meet LNRS 7.00am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Saturday 19 October  B walk  13kms/8mls
Cockburnspath. A circular walk via Cove with gentle gradients following paths and tracks along cliff top, through Pease Dean Reserve and into Penmanshiel Wood. Ascent 180m. OS Explorer 346. GR NT780717. Cockburnspath. Dep QRC 09:30 Car share. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 20 October  B walk  9 miles
Harestanes, Peniel Heugh, Nisbet, Jedfoot, Monteviot. Meet HPCP at 09:00 or Harestanes at 10:00 [Coldstream]

Sunday 20 October   B walk   14km/9 miles
Pitlochry circular via Killiecrankie and Falls of Tummel. Ascent minimal. OS 43. Dep. LC 08:00 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 20 October B walk 16km OS 78
Ettrick Head circular over Phawhope, Potburn and Cappelgill. 520m ascent. Mostly good tracks and paths. One section of narrow path across a steep valley wall, final section on A road. Meet LNRS 8.00am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Sunday 20 October B+ Walk 15km
Circular from near Kirk Yetholm, Pennine Way to Black Hag then the Curr, return by Wildgoose Hill, Sunnyside Hill, Staerough Hill. OS74. Start GR841278. Meet MIBC 9.00am. [Midlothian]

Sunday 20 October  B 16k (10miles)  OS 67
Linear walk from Burnmouth to St Abbs along Berwickshire Coastal Path. Depart NB 08:30, Hadd 08:45. Cost by car £4.50 [North Berwick]

Tuesday 22 October
Circular walk in Holyrood Park. [Stravaigers]

Wednesday 23 October   C walk   9.5km/6 miles
Leafy Livingston: bus to Kirkton, then Lochshot Burn path – Nell Burn path – Woodland Park – Dechmont Law – Dechmont. Return by bus to Linlithgow. Ascent 110m (350ft). OS 65, GR NT038665. Dep. WP 09:20 for 09:32 bus from West Port [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 23 October   B+ walk   15km/9½ miles
Ben Buck, Ben Ever and Ben Cleuch (Ochils). Ascent 670m (2200ft). OS 58, GR NS896975. Dep. WP 09:30 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 23 October   B walk   13km/8 miles
Kippen to Gargunnock circular. Ascent 135m (450ft). OS 57/366, GR NS651948. Dep. WP 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 23 October  C+ walk  10kms/6mls
Devilla Forest, Kincardine. An exploration of paths and tracks in the forest, via Bordie Loch, Peppermill Dam and Moor Loch, visiting various historic sites. Ascent negligible. OS Explorer 367. GR NS964871. Forest car park on A985. Dep QRC 10:00 Car share. [South Queensferry]

Thursday 24 October C walk 9km OS 65
Almondell Park circular via Railway Viaduct, Uphall Station and Roman Camp. 120m ascent on paths and minor roads. [Livingston]

Saturday 26 October A 19km/11.8 miles 1000m 7hrs
OS50. 2 Munros. Beinn Dubhchraig (978m) and Ben Oss (1029m) from Dalrigh NN344290. Cost shared per car £50. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 26 October C 10km/6.2 miles
OS65. Circular. East Calder, Almondell and Lin's Mill Aqueduct. Contact leader for details. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 26 October   B+ walk   16km/10 miles
Atholl Woods, Mill Dam, Loch Ordie circular, now including an ascent of Deuchary Hill. Ascent 610m (2000ft). OS 52. Dep. LC 08:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 26 October  C 10k (6 miles) OS 67
Circular from Woodend via Deuchrie, Rammer Wood, Halls and Pressmennan lake. Dep NB 09:00, Hadd 09:15. Cost by car £1.50 [North Berwick]

Sunday 27 October   B walk   10miles   min. ascent
OS65 NS868808 Falkirk circular. Mariner Centre car park Camelon, Carron Lade, Forth & Clyde Canal, Callendar Park. PD £5.00 [Balerno]

Sunday 27 October   B walk   10.5km/6½ miles
Circular walk from Kinlochard, Trossachs. Ascent 200m (650ft). OS 57. Dep. LC 09:00 GMT [Linlithgow]

Sunday 27 October B+ Walk 11 miles
A walk in the Pentlands from Nine Mile Burn. Monks Rig, The Kips, and return. OS65. Start GR NT177577. Meet MIBC 9.00am. [Midlothian]

Sunday 27 October  C walk  10kms/6mls
Townhill Country Park, Dunfermline. A circular walk taking the path from Leys Park Road as far as Town Loch; then, following a circuit of the loch, returning via woods and the Bellyeoman Estate. Ascent 50m. OS Explorer 367. GR NT098877. Leys Park Road car park. 10:00 Dep QRC 09:30 Car share. [South Queensferry]

Wednesday 30 October   B+ walk   13km/8 miles
Innerdownie Ridge, Dollar to Glendevon returning by Glenquey Reservoir. Ascent 558m (1830ft). OS 58/366, GR NS963993. Dep. WP 09:00 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 30 October   C walk   8.5km/5½ miles
Penicuik House and Estate circular. Muddy in places. Ascent 160m (520ft). OS 66/344, GR NT219599. Dep. WP 10:00 [Linlithgow]

November 2013

Friday 1 November
In the footsteps of Robert Louis Stevenson. Circular including Swanston village. [Stravaigers]

Saturday 2 November or Sunday 3 November   
A walk   11miles   1000m ascent

OS57 NN636107 Stuc a Chroin (Munro) from the South. Parking place east of Drumardoch Farm, north to Ardvorlich then NW up SE ridge of Stuc a Chroin. Return by outward route. Meet PVCP 08:30. Weather to determine day of walk. Contact leader Friday after 19.00. PD £9.50 [Balerno]

Saturday 2 November B+ OS 72
West Linton to Carlops via Baddingsgill and the Thieves Road, East Cairn - fine views north over the Forth Valley - and North Esk reservoir to Carlops. 17km, 500m ascent. Mostly path with some muddy areas. By bus from Edinburgh bus station 9.25, aim to return to Edinburgh at 17.50 [Edinburgh]

Saturday 2 November  B  10 miles
Linear: Lauder/Southern Upland Way/Kedslie Hill/Clatteringford Dean/Earlston. Meet Earlston bus stance 09:38 Note: contact walk leader Friday evening to confirm bus time from Earlston DP GR574384 OS73 WT 5½ hrs Leader 01896 820004 mob: 07929 906678 [Eildon]

Saturday 2 November   C walk   9km/5½ miles
Circular from West Port via Linlithgow Loch, Grange, Flints and Fisher's Brae. Ascent 110m (360ft). OS 65/349. Dep. LC 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 2 November B+ walk 10km OS 73
Windlestraw Law/Bareback Knowe circular (Graham/Donald). 350m ascent. Meet LNRS 8.00am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Saturday 2 November  C+ walk  10kms/6mls
Roslin Glen. A circular walk through the Glen and along the North Esk following a variety of good tracks. Ascent 100m. OS Explorer 344. GR NT273628. Roslin Glen car park. Dep QRC 10:00 Car share. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 3 November  B walk  10 miles
Wooler Common, Earlehillhead, Carey Burn, Steely Crag, Broadstruthers. Meet HPCP at 09:15 or Wooler Common CP at 10:00 [Coldstream]

Sunday 3 November   B walk   18.5km/11½ miles
Gargunnock escarpment inc Lees Hill & Carleatheran. Ascent 420m (1380ft). OS 57/348, GR NS652922. Dep. LC 08:30 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 3 November B walk 13.5km OS 79
Grey Mare's Tail and White Coomb Ridge via Loch Skeen. 740m ascent with some strenuous ridge walking, possibly muddy in places and a craggy descent. Meet LNRS 8.00am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Sunday 3 November C+ Walk 12km
Dalkeith High School Campus to Musselburgh via River Esk. OS66. Meet MIBC 9.30am. [Midlothian]

Sunday 3 November   B  8mls/12.5km
Circular walk from Melrose, Gattonside via Housebyres and the Byres lochs returning SUW, Chain Bridge. Moderate walk with some gradients, some minor roads, mostly good paths, some stretches could be muddy after rain. OS73. Cost p.p.p.car £4. [Musselburgh]

Sunday 3 November A  9k (5.5 miles) OS 72
Tinto Hill from Fallburn. Contact leader for walk details & start times. 537m ascent. Cost by car £7 [North Berwick]

Sunday 3 November  C  8km 150m ascent  OS 73 or Explorer 338
Blackhaugh Farm GR 423383, N, then NW. Return to start via Caddon Water to Windydoors and yellow road. [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 6 November  C walk
Meet CHCP 10:00 [Coldstream]

Wednesday 6 November   B+ walk   12.5km/8 miles
Fintry – Culcreuch Castle – Fintry Hills (Stronend) – Spout of Ballochleam – Ballochleam – Dasher – Kippen. Car shift from Kippen to Fintry. Ascent 491m (1610ft). OS 57, GR NS615869. Dep. WP 09:00 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 6 November   C+ walk   7km/4½ miles
Circular from Carlops to North Esk reservoir, mostly on good farm tracks but one short rough hill section. Option of lunch (soup and sandwich) at the Allan Ramsay Hotel in Carlops. Ascent 185m (600ft). OS 72/344, GR NT161558. Dep. WP 09:45 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 6 November   C walk   8.5km/5 miles
Circular from Pool of Muckhart via Gorge at Rumbling Bridge. Path route. Ascent 130m (425ft). OS 58, GR NO000005. Dep. WP 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 6 November  B walk  12kms/7.5mls
Haddington and the River Tyne. A farmland, old railway and riverside walk around the town. Ascent 80m. OS Explorer 351. GR NT515739. Town centre. Dep QRC 09:30 Car share. [South Queensferry]

Thursday 7 November C+ walk 11km OS 65/66
Pentland Cleughs and reservoirs including Bavelaw, Green Cleugh, Loganlea, Glencorse, Harlaw and Red Moss. 140m ascent mostly along good paths, possibly muddy. Meet Sainsbury’s car park 10.00am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Saturday 9 November   B+ walk   16miles   793m ascent
OS66 NT254738 The 7 Hills of Edinburgh Walk. Castle Rock, Calton Hill, Arthur’s Seat, Blackford Hill, Braids Hills, Easter Craiglockhart Hill, Corstorphine Hill. Meet 09:00 at the foot of the Mound on Princes St. Option to join or leave the walk at numerous points around Edinburgh [Balerno]

Saturday 9 November   A walk   9.5km/6 miles
Meall Ghaordaidh, a Munro walk from Glen Lochay. Ascent 894m (2930ft). OS 51, GR NN526364. Dep. LC 07:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 9 November   C walk   9.5km/6 miles
Cramond Bridge to Cramond Island and return. Mainly good paths – some steps. Ascent 73m (240ft). OS 66/350, GR NT178756. Dep. LC 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 9 November B+ walk 9km OS 56
The Brack (Corbett). 648m ascent. Meet LNRS 7.30am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Saturday 9 November   B  11mls/17km
Circular walk from Flotterstone via Glencorse reservoir, Threipmuir and Harlaw. Moderate walk on tracks. OS66. Cost p.p.p.car £2. [Musselburgh]

Sunday 10 November A+ 22km/13.7 miles 1300m 8hrs
OS78. Circular from Wanlockhead heading south to East Mount Lowther (631m) and continuing to Durisdeer via Inglestone Farm. Head north up Black Hill (531m) then along to Penbane (514m), Well Hill (606m) and Laght Hill (507m) and then follow the Southern Upland Way north west over Cold Moss (628m) and Lowther Hill (725m) back to Wanlockhead. Cost shared per car £25. [Edinburgh]

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

Sunday 10 November   C+ walk   6.5km/4 miles
Up and around Binny Craig from Longmuir Plantation. Ascent 120m (400ft). OS 65. Dep. LC 13:00 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 10 November B walk 18km OS 52/43
Pitlochry – Killiekrankie – Linn of Tummel circular. 200m ascent. Meet LNRS 8.00am. Offers of/request for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Sunday 10 November B+ Walk  19km
Pleasant circular walk from Traquair, return via SUW. OS73. Start GR319337. Meet MIBC 9.00am. [Midlothian]

Sunday 10 November B 11k (7 miles) OS 73
Fallshope Hill, Fastheugh Hill, Newark Hill, descending to Black Andrew Wood and Newark Castle, & returning to Bowhill House. 450m ascent. Dep NB 08:30, Hadd 08:45. Cost by car £7 [North Berwick]

Sunday 10 November  C walk 8kms/5mls
Aberlady Bay and Gullane. A circular walk from Aberlady Bay along the beach to Gullane, returning via the golf course. Ascent minimal. OS Explorer 351. GR NT472805. Aberlady Bay. Dep QRC 09:30 Car share. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 10 November  B+  18km 550m ascent OS 66 or Explorer 344
Flotterstone to Kirkburn, Fala Knowe, Capelaw Hill, Bonaly Reservoir, Bonaly Park, Torduff Reservoir, Easter Kinleith, Cock Maidens Cleuch, to start. 9.30am start from KCP. [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 13 November   B walk   14km/8½ miles
Meall Leathan Dhail – hillside near Callander. Start point at Bracklinn Falls. Mixture of rough tracks and quiet unsurfaced road on open moorland with gentle ascents. Ascent 405m (1330ft). OS 57, GR NN637083. Dep. WP 09:30 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 13 November   C walk   9.5km/6 miles
Linear walk from Polmont to Linlithgow via canal towpath and Muiravonside Country Park. Bus to Polmont. Ascent minimal. OS 65/349, GR NS936788. Dep. WP 09:40 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 13 November   C+ walk   11km/7 miles
Circular walk around Devilla Forest. Ascent 75m (250ft). OS 65. Dep. WP 10.00 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 16 November   B walk   9miles   100m ascent
OS66 NT353703 Linear Whitecraig to Bilston. Bring bus passes. Third section of Circumnavigation of Edinburgh route. Meet Whitecraig 09:30 [Balerno]

Saturday 16 November B 13km/8 miles 5hrs
OS65. Dalmeny circular via Craigie Hill. Contact leader for public transport arrangements. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 16 November B+  8.4  miles
Circular: Gore-Tex Scottish National Trail (1) Kirk Yetholm to Kirk Yetholm via the Scottish/English Border. Meet Border Hotel, Kirk Yetholm 09:30 DP GR 827282 OS74 WT 6 hours Take coffee and packed lunch Note: option for tea/coffee at end of walk in Border Hotel
Contact: Heather McLoone 01896 820300 or eildon.ramblers@gmail.com
[Eildon]

Saturday 16 November   B+ walk   10km/6 miles
Tinto Hill. Ascent 460m (1800ft). OS 72. Dep. LC 08:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 16 November   B  8.5-10mls/13.5km-16km
Penicuik to Roslin via Penicuik House (13.5km, 4hrs, 500m ascent) and onwards to Loanhead (16km, 4.5hrs, 550m ascent) along roads (mostly minor) field paths, Penicuik to Musselburgh foot & cycleway and old railway line. OS66. Meet Musselburgh High Street bus stop for Lothian 40 at 09:19. Confirm with leader. [Musselburgh]

Saturday 16 November  C walk 8kms/5mls
Fife Coastal Path: East Wemyss to Ravenscraig Park. A linear coastal walk, making use of public transport: visiting West Wemyss and Dysart on the way back to the car park by Ravenscraig Castle. Ascent 50m with some steps. OS Explorer 367. GR NT294927. Ravenscraig Park. Dep QRC 10:00 Cars parked at Ravenscraig, Kirkcaldy to catch the bus to East Wemyss. [South Queensferry]

Saturday 16 November
John Muir Way Part 1. Musselburgh to Prestonpans. About 7km/4.4 miles. More information from leader. [Stravaigers]

Sunday 17 November  B walk  9 miles
Kilham, Elsdonburn Shank, Coldsmouth Hill, Ring Chesters, Kilham Hill. Meet HPCP at 09:30 or Kilham at 10:00 [Coldstream]

Sunday 17 November   B walk   10km/6½ miles
"Looking up in Edinburgh" – see what is around you. Numbers limited, please book with leader. Ascent minimal. OS 66. Dep. LC 09:15 for 09:35 train [Linlithgow]

Sunday 17 November C+ walk 17km OS 65
New Lanark and Falls of Clyde through nature reserve. 50m ascent on good tracks and paths. Meet LNRS 8.00am* (may change to 9.00). Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Sunday 17 November B+ Walk   8 miles
Circular walk from Eddleston - Whiteside Edge, Cardon Law, Longcote Hill, Dundreich returning via Boreland. OS73. Start GR 245473. Meet MIBC 9.00am. [Midlothian]

Sunday 17 November C 8k (5miles) OS 74
Circular walk in Peebles area from Gypsy Glen. Good paths. Dep NB 09:00, Hadd 09:15. Cost by car £5 [North Berwick]

Sunday 17 November  B   12km 450m ascent  OS 73
Forest Car Park just before Peel at GR 438349, to Yair, SU Way to Three Brethren, and down Glenkinnon Burn to Peel and back to start. [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 20 November   B+ walk   13km/8 miles
Ochil Hills Walk – Bank Hill, King’s Seat, Tarmangie and Whitewisp from Dollar Glen. Ascent 870m (2850ft). OS 58. Dep. WP 08:00 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 20 November   C walk   8km/5 miles
Circular walk south of Bathgate from Tesco car park. Ascent minimal. OS 65/343, GR NS987678. Dep. WP 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 20 November   D walk   5km/3 miles
Circular in Muiravonside Country Park. Ascent minimal. OS 65/349. Dep. WP 10:30 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 20 November  C+ walk  10kms/6mls
Blackness to Abercorn. A walk making use of the new cycle path, returning via Midhope and the higher path through Wester Shore Wood. Ascent 50m undulating. OS Explorer 349/350. GR NT052800. Blackness. Dep QRC 10:00 Car share. [South Queensferry]

Thursday 21 November C+ walk 10km OS 66
Blackford and Braid Hills from Morningside via Hermitage of Braid. 250m ascent along good paths. Meet Sainsbury’s car park 10.00am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Saturday 23 November   B walk   10miles   200m ascent
OS58 NT170962 Lochore Meadows circular. Lochore House, Harran Hill, Lochore, Hilton Farm, Lumphinnans Farm, Cartmore, Lochore Castle. PD £5.00 [Balerno]

Saturday 23 November C 8km/5 miles
OS66. Linear from Rosewell to Gorebridge. Variation repeat of fifth stage (of 9) of Lothian 90. Rosewell, Thornton, geographical dead-centre of Midlothian, Carrington village, River South Esk woods, Gore Glen, old gunpowder works, Gorebridge. Meet at Rosewell. Contact leader for public transport arrangements. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 23 November A 13km/8miles 700m  - 5 hrs
OS58. Graham. Ochil Hills - Ben Cleuch [721m]. Circular from Alva Glen [NS884974] returning via Andrew Gannell Hill & Tillicoultry Glen. Cost shared per car £24. Leader Douglas Tullis [0131 447 5809] or douglas_tullis@hotmail.com [Edinburgh]

Saturday 23 November   B walk   13km/8 miles
Blackness castle, Midhope castle, Union Canal circular. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. LC 09:00 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 23 November B walk 3km OS 51
Meall nan Subh (Corbett). 310m ascent. Meet LNRS 7.30am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Sunday 24 November   B walk   11km/7 miles
Cairnoch Hill from Carron Valley reservoir. Ascent 250m (800ft). OS 57, GR NS672859. Dep. LC 09:00 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 24 November B Walk 15km
Circular from Stenton. Stenton, Yarrow, Pressmennon Wood, Bennets Burn, Meiklerrig, Stenton. OS67. Start GR 623743. Meet MIBC 9.00am. [Midlothian]

Sunday 24 November  C  6mls/10km
Jubilee walk from Earlston. OS73. Cost p.p.p.car £4. [Musselburgh]

Sunday 24 November  A 15k (9miles) OS 58
“A Pockle in the Ochils” circular from Glendevon via Ben Shee, Scad Hill, Tarmangie Hill & Innerdownie. Contact leader for walk details & start times. 550m ascent. Cost by car £8.50 [North Berwick]

Sunday 24 November  C+ walk  8kms/5mls
Moncreiffe Hill, Bridge of Earn. A circular forest walk with fine views to the River Earn, the Ochil and Lomond Hills. Iron Age fort at summit. Ascent 250m. OS Explorer 369. GR NO154193. Woodland Trust car park. Dep QRC 10:00 Car share. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 24 November   C+  Circular  9km 120m ascent  OS 73
KCP 10am or Scots Pine10.15am. Start GR 243480, to Boreland, round Portmore Loch and return. [Tweeddale]

Tuesday 26 November
Linear from Glasgow Botanic Gardens including Kibble Palace and Arboretum then via Clyde Walkway to Kelvingrove Park and Art Gallery. [Stravaigers]

Wednesday 27 November   B walk   14km/8½ miles
Aberfoyle and Loch Ard Forest. Joint walk with South Queensferry group. Ascent 120m (400ft). OS 57, GR NN522009. Dep. WP 09:15 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 27 November   C walk   10.5km/6½ miles
Murieston Water circular, starting at Livingston South Railway Station car park, mainly on good footpaths. Ascent minimal, some steps. OS 65/66/344, GR NT061653. Dep. WP 09:45 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 27 November   C+ walk   11km/7 miles
Callendar Park, Mavis Wood, Lionthorne Estate. Ascent 100m (330ft). OS 57. Dep. WP 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 27 November  B walk  14kms/8.5mls
Joint walk with Linlithgow Group. Aberfoyle and the Loch Ard Forest. Ascent 120m. OS Explorer 365. NN522009 Aberfoyle. Dep QRC 09:00 Car share. [South Queensferry]

Saturday 30 November B 16km/10 miles 5hrs
OS66. Linear from Gorebridge to Ormiston. Sixth stage (of 9) of Lothian-90. Gorebridge, Common Wood, Vogrie, Ford, Pathhead, the lion gate Preston Hall, West Byres cemetery, The Great Yew (the largest, and most magnificent, of its kind in Scotland), Ormiston. Meet at Gorebridge. Contact leader for public transport arrangements. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 30 November B  8 miles
Circular: Selkirk/Lindean/Haining Lochs. Meet Selkirk town centre bus stance 09:30 DP GR469285 OS73 WT 5½ hrs [Eildon]

Saturday 30 November   C+ walk   9.5km/6 miles
Maspie Den to Yad waterfall and then on to Tyndall Monument. Return to Falkland via Pillars of Hercules. Ascent 240m (790ft). OS 58/59, GR NO253074. Dep. LC 09:00 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 30 November B walk 11km OS 63
Hill of Stake. 350m ascent. Meet LNRS 8.00am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Saturday 30  November  B walk  10kms/6mls
West Lomond Circuit. A climb up Fife’s highest hill, via Glen Vale, returning past the Bonnet Stane. Ascent 365m. OS Explorer 370. GR NO173070 Glen Vale car park. Dep QRC 09:30 Car share. [South Queensferry]

December 2013

Sunday 1 December   B+ walk   8miles   433m ascent
OS73 NT252403 North Peebles circular. Peebles, Hamilton Hill, Nether Kidston, Heathpool Common, Heathpool Forest, South Knowe, Castle Venlaw, Peebles. PD £4.50 [Balerno]

Sunday 1 December  B walk  8.5 miles
Jedburgh circular. Meet HPCP at 09:00 or Jedburgh Bus Station car park at 10:00 [Coldstream]

Sunday 1 December   B walk   15km/9½ miles
Blairadam Forest, Nivingston Crags and Dummiefarline Hill. Ascent 275m (900ft). OS 59, GR NT128944. Dep. LC 08:30 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 1 December B walk 13km OS 72
Pentlands circular, Red Moss, Loganlea to Bavelaw. 400m ascent along good tracks/paths. Meet LNRS 8.00am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Sunday 1 December C Walk 6 miles
Circular from Bo'ness Steam Railway to Kinneil House. Mainly flat coastal paths and woodland. OS Explorer 349. Meet MIBC 9.30am. [Midlothian]

Sunday 1 December  B 15k (9 miles) OS 67
Circular from Abbey St Bathans via Roughside Wood, Ellemford Bridge, Blackcleugh Rig, Gair Rig, Greenhope & Barnside Hill. 175m ascent. Dep NB 08:30, Hadd 08:45. Cost by car £4.50 [North Berwick]

Sunday 1 December   C+  Linear 6 or 8km 150m ascent  OS 73
“Late Lunch Walk” from Selkirk car park round Haining Loch, then field & woodland to bridge over Ettrick Water, to the Waterwheel Café. Possible extension to Philiphaugh Walled Garden. [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 4 December  C walk
Meet CHCP 10:00 [Coldstream]

Wednesday 4 December   C walk    9.5km/5 miles
Walk at the foreshore in Bo'ness to Kinneil House and round the curling pond, followed by Christmas Lunch at West Lothian Golf Club. Contact leaders to book lunch. OS65. Dep WP 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 4 December  C walk  6kms/4mls
Corstorphine Woods. A walk through the woods to the summit of Corstorphine Hill. Ascent 150m. OS Explorer 350. Meet at bus stop opposite Police Station at 09:45 for 43 bus leaving at 09:54. If boarding en route please inform leader. [South Queensferry]

Wednesday 4 December
Ormiston and Pencaitland railway walk. 6km/3.75 miles. [Stravaigers]

Thursday 5 December B walk 9km OS 67
East Linton and Traprain Law. 220m ascent but mainly low level. Ascent of Traprain Law is on good paths, but can be muddy. Meet Sainsbury’s car park 10.00am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Saturday 7 December   B walk   10miles   minimal ascent
OS 58&65 NT087873 Linear walk Dunfermline to Keltybridge. Section of St. Andrew’s Way. Dunfermline, Townhill Country Park, Kingseat, Keltybridge. Bus back. Bring bus passes. PD £3.50 [Balerno]

Saturday 7/Sunday 8 December A+
Contact Geoff Christie 667 1812 with walk suggestions [Edinburgh]

Saturday 7 December   B walk   13km/8 miles
Pentlands: from Harlaw, 4 reservoirs circular. Ascent 100m (330ft). OS 66, GR NT183652. Dep. LC 09:00 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 7 December  B 9mls/14km
Circular walk from Culross around Devilla Forest on track and paths, minimal ascent 3½hrs. OS65. Cost p.p.p.car £4.75. [Musselburgh]

Sunday 8 December B+ 13km/8 miles 770m 6hrs
OS72. Corbett. Broad Law (840m) from Crook Inn on A701 (NT111264). Return over Great Knock. Cost shared per car £24. [Edinburgh]

Sunday 8 December   C walk   6.5km/4 miles
Around Kinneil Mills from Linlithgow Bridge. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. LC 13:00 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 8 December B+ Walk 10 miles
Dunslair Heights from Peebles. Mainly walking on forest tracks. OS73. Meet MIBC 9.00am. [Midlothian]

Sunday 8 December C  8k (5 miles) OS 67
Circular from Cockburnspath to Siccar Point via St Helen’s Church (ruin). Dep NB 09:00, Hadd 09:15 Cost by car £3 [North Berwick]

Sunday 8 December  C+ walk  10kms/6mls
Water of Leith: Balerno to Craiglockhart. A linear walk starting in Balerno, following the Water of Leith through Currie, Juniper Green, Spylaw and Craiglockhart Dell, finishing at the Water of Leith Visitor Centre and returning to Balerno by bus. Ascent minimal. OS Explorer 350. GR NT163666 Balerno. Dep QRC 09:30 Car share. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 8 December  B  Circular 12.5km  260m ascent  OS 73
“Housebyres Lochs”. Start from Gibson Park car park (opposite Melrose rugby ground) at 10.45am. Cross Chain Bridge and use SU Way to Wester & Easter Housebyres to Stoney Knowes Moss. Return by SUW to Gattonside and Melrose. [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 11 December   B walk   10km/6 miles
Arthur's Seat circular via Duddingston Loch and Salisbury Crags then Calton Hill. Ascent 300m (975ft). OS 66/350, GR NT269738. Meet at Linlithgow Railway Station 09:30 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 11 December   C walk   6.5km/4 miles
Kincardine – two bridges and a detour to Kennet Pans. Mostly on roads. Ascent minimal. OS 65/58, GR NS932873. Dep. WP 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 11 December   D walk   5km/3 miles
Walk on Bo’ness foreshore. Ascent minimal. OS 65/349. Dep. WP 10:30 [Linlithgow]

Thursday 12 December C walk 10km OS 65
Murieston Water through Dedridge and Bellsquarry. 100m ascent along good paths. Meet Sainsbury’s car park 10.00am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Saturday 14 December C 10km/6.2 miles
OS65. From Juniper Green, walk over paths and farm tracks to Riccarton. Take a short tour round the campus including the 'secret cemetery' and ornate gardens. Pass on through Hermiston village and then follow the Union Canal out to Ratho. Contact leader for transport arrangements. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 14 December B+ 7 miles
Circular: Yeavering Bell via Hethpool Linn Christmas Walk. Old Reivers’ routes rewarded with stunning views and surprises. Meet Kirknewton Church 10:00 DP GR912304 OS OL16 WT 5 hours [Eildon]

Saturday 14 December   B walk   17.5km/11 miles
WALK CANCELLED

Ben Ledi car park to Strathyre. Linear walk following the old railway track along the side of Loch Lubnaig to Strathyre. Ascent minimal. OS 57. Dep. LC 08:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 14 December  C walk  10kms/6mls
Blairhall and Inzievar. A circular walk through Inzievar Woods and along the old railway line. Ascent minimal. OS Explorer 367. GR NT002892 Blairhall. Dep QRC 10:00 Car share. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 15 December   B walk   8miles   340m ascent
OS73 NT295525 Gladhouse Reservoir - Portmore Loch circular. Moorfoot, Dundreich, Portmore Loch, Tweeddaleburn. PD £3.00 [Balerno]

Sunday 15 December  B walk  8.5 miles
Galashiels, SUW, Yair, Boleside. Meet HPCP at 09:00 or Focus Community Centre, near swimming pool, at 10:00 [Coldstream]

Sunday 15 December A 19km/11.8 miles 900m 7hrs
OS72. 2 Grahams. Culter Fell circular. Starting with a steep ascent from Coulter Allers Farm NT032313 climb Culter Fell (748m) before heading across to Gathersnow Hill (688m) and Hudderstone Hill. Cost shared per car £20. [Edinburgh]

Sunday 15 December   B walk   12.5km/8 miles
Loch Leven Heritage Trail. Car shuttle involved. Ascent minimal. OS 58, GR NT160990. Dep. LC 09:00 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 15 December B+ walk 16.5km OS 66
The Pentland Ridge, incorporating Turnhouse Hill, Carnethy Hill, Scald Law, East and West Kip and Green Cleuch Glen. 800m total ascent. Not difficult but with many undulations along the ridge. Meet LNRS 8.00am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Sunday 15 December High Tea Walk
This year our annual Christmas walk will be in East Lothian, followed by a High Tea in a nearby restaurant. Meet MIBC 9.30am. [Midlothian]

Sunday 15 December A/B/C Annual Mince Pie & Mulled Wine Walk
Park cars at Drem station, A & B walkers start 08:00 from Drem station and walk towards Longniddry via Kilduff Hill, Camptoun, Byers, Coates & old railway line and return with C walkers. 12.5 miles.C walkers meet at NB or Hadd at 11:00, then take 11.34 train from Drem to Longniddry to meet up with A&B walkers and all return to Drem via Gosford estate, Byers, Camptoun, side of Kilduff Hill & Drem. 6 miles. Cost by car £1 [North Berwick]

Thursday 19 December C walk 11km OS 72
Peebles circular along River Tweed to Neidpath Castle. 90m ascent along good paths, but potentially muddy. Meet Sainsbury’s car park 10.00am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Friday 20 December
Circular walk in Dalkeith Country Park. [Stravaigers]

Saturday 21 December  C+ 7mls/11km
Linear walk from Gifford to Haddington via Bolton, Lennoxlove. OS66. GR NT535681. Check bus times with leader. [Musselburgh]

Sunday 22 December B Walk 10 miles
Polton, Rosewell, Roslin. OS66. Meet MIBC 9.00am. [Midlothian]

Sunday 22 December B 17k (10.5 miles) OS 65
Cairnpapple Hill & Cockleroy Hill via Beecraigs Country Park. 168m ascent. Dep NB 08:15, Hadd 08:30. Cost by car £6 [North Berwick]

Sunday 22 December & Sunday 29 December.
No planned group walks, but see Eildon Group programme. [Tweeddale]

Saturday 28 December B+ 7.8 miles
Circular: Three Brethren from Waterwheel café back via Linglie Hill. Meet Waterwheel Café 10:00 DP GR450278 OS73 Ascent 574m WT 5 hrs [Eildon]

Saturday 28 December
John Muir Way Part 2. Prestonpans to Gosford. About 7km/4.4 miles. More information from leader. [Stravaigers]

Sunday 29 December  B walk  7 miles
Abbotsford, Rhymers Glen, Bowden Moor, Cauldshiels Loch. Meet HPCP at 09:00 or Abbotsford Car Park at 10:00 [Coldstream]

Sunday 29 December B+ walk 15km OS 73
Gipsy Glen/Glen Sax Ridge walk along drove road and ridge. 740m ascent with steep hills, mainly good paths, with some rough heather walking, possibly muddy. Meet LNRS 8.00am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

January 2014

Wednesday 1 January  C walk
Meet CHCP 10:00 [Coldstream]

Friday 3 January   New Year Lunch walk
New Year Lunch walk, Helix Project paths from Falkirk Stadium, followed by lunch at the Park Hotel. Lunch must be booked in advance. Dep. WP 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 4 January   New Year Walk   6-8 miles
Local walk. More details nearer the time. Meet PVCP 10:00 or contact leader for alternative meeting place [Balerno]

Sunday 5 January B walk 12km OS Explorer 344
Pentlands circular from Currie via Poet’s Glen, Middle Kinleith, Clubbiedean, Torduff and Bonaly Reservoirs, Harbour Hill, Harlaw and Lymphoy. 300m ascent. Meet LNRS 8.00am. Offers of/request for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Sunday 5 January B+ Walk 19km
Windlestraw Law circuit, from Innerleithen. Height 760m. Highest point of The Moorfoots, wood and moorland paths, steep in places. Meet MIBC 9.00am. [Midlothian]

Sunday 5  January  C  7mls/11km
Walk along River Esk to Whitecraig, Crossgatehall, Carberry and Inveresk. Mainly good paths, Carberry paths may be muddy after rain. OS66. [Musselburgh]

Sunday 5 January A  21k (13miles) OS 73
Circular from Traquair via Damhead, Glengaber Hill, Peatshank Head, Yarrow & Blackgrain Rig. 550m ascent. Contact leader for walk details & start times. Cost by car £6 [North Berwick]

Sunday 5 January  C walk  10kms/6mls
Dalgety Bay and Braefoot Point. A walk along the Fife Coastal Path as far as Braefoot Bay, with extensive views across the Forth Estuary. Interesting World War buildings in the woods along the way. Ascent minimal. OS Explorer 367. GR NT148825 St David’s Harbour car park. Dep QRC 10:00 Car share. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 5 January 2014  B+ Linear  16km  550m ascent   OS 73
Traditional “Over the Tops”, Peebles to Innerleithen, and bus back. 9.30am start. [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 8 January   B+ walk   17km/11 miles
Local walk to Beecraigs and back, taking in Cockleroy, Witches Craig and Cairnpapple. Ascent 530m (1750ft). OS 65. Dep. WP 09:00 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 8 January   C+ walk   11km/7 miles
Old Railway walk: Currie (Kirk Road) to Slateford and return by Colinton Dell. Travel will be by car from West Port. Ascent minimal but some steps. OS 66, GR NT182677. Dep. WP 09:30 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 8 January   C walk   8km/5 miles
Ratho Canal walk. Along the Union canal to the Almond Aqueduct. Ascent minimal. OS 65/350, GR NT138709. Dep. WP 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 11 January   B walk   9miles   200m ascent
OS66 NT264648 Linear Bilston to Colinton. Bring bus passes. Fourth section of circumnavigation of Edinburgh route. Meet Bilston 09:30 [Balerno]

Saturday 11 January A+ 12.8km/8 miles 700m 5hrs
OS51 & 52. Munro. Starting either from Invergeldie NN743272 in Glen Lednock or Glen Turret NN821265 climb Ben Chonzie (931m). Ice axe and crampons may be required. Cost shared per car £36. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 11 January 2014 B+ 8.7 miles
Linear: Gore-tex Scottish National Trail (2) Kirk Yetholm to Cessford (phonebox) along St Cuthbert’s Way. Car share required. Meet Border Hotel, Kirk Yetholm 09:30 DP GR827282 OS74 WT 6 hrs. Contact Agnes Waldie 01896 823015 [Eildon]

Saturday 11 January   C+ walk   10km/6 miles
Circular from Famous Grouse distillery via Turret Burn, Lady Mary's Walk, River Earn and Laggan Hill. Ascent 180m (600ft). OS 52, GR NN850234. Dep. LC 09:00 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 11 January  B walk  13kms/8mls
Almondell Country Park. A walk from Uphall to Almondell returning via the canal feeder, the Union Canal and the Brox Burn walkway. Ascent 55m. OS Explorer 349/350. GR NT057717 Uphall village. Dep QRC 09:00 Car share. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 12 January  Short walk followed by AGM
AGM at 14.00 at the Besom in Coldstream. Meet HPCP at 10:00 or at the Besom at 14:00. You can also contact Helen (01573 470361) or Georgina (01890 840723) about this. [Coldstream]

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

Sunday 12 January   B walk   13km/8 miles
Circular walk from the picturesque village of Kippen, Stirlingshire. Country lanes, grassy paths, farm tracks and minor roads. Ascent 200m (660ft). OS 366, GR NS653947. Dep. LC 09:00 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 12 January  C+ walk 17km OS 65
Livingston circular from LNRS via Binny Craig and Uphall Station. Meet LNRS 8.00am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Sunday 12 January C Walk 6 miles
Circular from Dalkeith. Following paths in Waterfall Park, Newbattle Abbey, Dalhousie area. Meet MIBC 9.30am. [Midlothian]

Sunday 12 January B  15k (9.5 miles) OS 67
Circular from Athelstaneford, Markle, Hailes Castle, East Linton & Crauchie. Negligible ascent. Dep NB 08:30, Hadd 08:30. Cost by car £1 [North Berwick]

Sunday 12 January
No official walk, but see Eildon Group programme [Tweeddale]

Tuesday 14 January
Cammo Estate from Cramond Brig mainly on woodland paths. [Stravaigers]

Wednesday 15 January   B walk   15km/9½ miles
Gartmorn Dam, The Lade & Forestmill circular. Ascent 100m (330ft). OS 58, GR NS912940. Dep. WP 09:30 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 15 January   C walk   9.5km/6 miles
Circular walk round Palacerigg Country Park. Ascent 70m (230ft). OS 50, GR NS786732. Dep. WP 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 15 January   D walk   5km/3 miles
From Glenavon House via R. Avon by Kinneil Mill and Balderston to West Port. Bus to Linlithgow Bridge for start. Ascent minimal. OS 65/349. Dep. WP 10:30 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 15 January  C walk  10kms/6mls
Winchburgh to Queensferry via the Dundas Castle Estate. A walk from Winchburgh via Swineburn Wood, Carmelhill and Dundas back to Queensferry. Ascent 50m. OS Explorer 350. Meet at bus stop opposite Police Station at 09:50 for 651 bus leaving at 10:03. If boarding en route please inform leader. [South Queensferry]

Thursday 16 January C walk 13km OS 65/66
Ratho to Lochrin Basin along the Union Canal tow path from Ratho to the centre of Edinburgh. Return to Ratho by public transport. Meet Sainsbury’s car park 10.00am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Friday 17 January
River Esk walkway from Musselburgh to Whitecraig then through Dalkeith Country Park. [Stravaigers]

Saturday 18 January C 9.6km/6 miles
OS65. Ratho circular via Climbing Centre and Norton House Hotel. Contact leader for transport arrangements. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 18 January   B walk   13km/8 miles
Railway walk: Roseburn to Leith and return via old railways. Includes part of the Water of Leith walkway. Ascent minimal. OS 66, GR NT164669. Dep. LC 09:30 for bus to Roseburn [Linlithgow]

Saturday 18 January B walk 16.5km OS 72
Tinto. 562m ascent. Meet LNRS 7.30am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Sunday 19 January   B walk   7miles   100m ascent
OS58 NN999007 Rumbling Bridge circular. Pool of Muckhart Naemoor, Rumbling Bridge Gorge, Blairhill, Pool of Muckhart. PD £6.50 [Balerno]

Sunday 19 January B+ 14km/8.7 miles 357m 4hrs
OS72. Circular from Stobo NT184375 – John Buchan Way, Easton Burn, derelict cottage, Harrow Hope, Penvella (537m), Mid Hill, Weston Burn Woods, Home Farm. Cost shared per car £20. Contact leader for details. [Edinburgh]

Sunday 19 January   C walk   7km/4½ miles
Bethankie Bridge from Muiravonside. Ascent minimal, but some muddy sections. OS 65. Dep. LC 13:00 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 19 January B+ Walk 20km
Blackhope Scar, starting at NT348524 on the Innerleithen road from Middleton. Height 345m. Arduous but rewarding walk to the highest point in Midlothian. OS73. Meet MIBC 9.00am. [Midlothian]

Sunday 19 January  C+ 7mls/11km
Linear walk from Wolfstar to Ormiston via Ormiston Hall, Fountainhall, Pencaitland. OS66. GR NT417685. Meet Musselburgh High Street bus stop for ELB no.113 (Pencaitland) at 10:06. Confirm with leader. [Musselburgh]

Sunday 19 January C  8k (5 miles) OS 66
Circular from Aberlady footbridge, Gullane Point and village, returning by JMW. 25m ascent. Dep NB 09:00, Hadd 09:15. Cost by car £1 [North Berwick]

Sunday 19 January  B walk  13kms/8mls
Falkirk Wheel and the Antonine Wall. A circular walk from Lock Sixteen to the Falkirk Wheel and the Antonine Wall as far as Rough Castle, returning by woodland paths. Ascent 180m. OS Explorer 349. GR NS868800 Lock 16. Dep QRC 10:00 Car share. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 19 January  Circular B   11km 200m ascent. OS 72
Newlands Kirk, Flemington Burn, Romanno Hope, Fingland Burn, Drum Maw, White Knowe, Whiteside Hill, Newlands Kirk. [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 22 January   B walk   11km/7 miles
Glen Tarken Trail – circular walk from The Four Seasons Hotel, St. Fillans. Ascent 460m (1510ft). OS 51, GR NN692245. Dep. WP 09:30 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 22 January   C walk   10km/6 miles
Linear walk from St. John's Hospital to Bathgate. Cars to Bathgate then bus to Livingston to begin walk. Ascent 64m (211ft). OS 65/349, GR NS987678. Dep. WP 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 25 January   B walk   9miles   minimal ascent
OS66 NT214690 Colinton to Cramond Brig linear. Final section of Circumnavigation of Edinburgh route. Bring bus passes [Balerno]

Saturday 25 January A 16km/10 miles 900m 6hrs
OS72 & 73. Linear from near Romanno Bridge 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 25 January B 16km/10 miles 5hrs
OS66. Linear from Ormiston to Haddington. Seventh stage (of 9) of Lothian-90. Ormiston, Winton Lea, New Town, Boggs Holdings, Liberty Hall, Butterdean Plantation, Lamblair Woods, banks of River Tyne, Haddington. Meet at Ormiston. Contact leader for public transport arrangements. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 25 January  B  8 miles
Linear: Gore-tex Scottish National Trail (3) Cessford to Harestanes Visitor Centre along St Cuthbert’s Way. Car share required. Meet Harestanes Visitor Centre 09.20 to car share to Cessford. Start walk at 10.00 GR 644244 OS74 WT 5 hours. Contact: walk leader 07941 395837 [Eildon]

Saturday 25 January   B walk   13km/8 miles
Fife Coastal Path: Dysart to East Wemyss and return including a visit to Macduff's Castle (ruin). Ascent 150m (490ft). OS 59/367, GR NT303928. Dep. LC 09:00 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 25 January  B walk  12kms/7.5mls
Haddington to the sea. A linear walk along a disused railway track, then through woods and over fields to the sea at Aberlady. Ascent minimal. OS Explorer 351. GR NT515739 Haddington. Dep QRC 09:30 Car share. [South Queensferry]

Saturday 25 January
John Muir Way Part 3. Gosford to Gullane. About 7km/4.4 miles. More information from leader. [Stravaigers]

Sunday 26 January  B walk  8 miles
Stichill, Sweethope Hill, Hume Castle. Meet HPCP at 09:30 or Stichill Estate gates at 10:00 [Coldstream]

Sunday 26 January   B walk   11km/7 miles
River Tay walk, Perth. Ascent minimal. OS 58, GR NO119230. Dep. LC 09:00 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 26 January B walk 11km OS 72
Trahenna and the Iron Road from Broughton. 350m ascent along good tracks/paths. Meet LNRS 8.00am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Sunday 26 January A  21k (13 miles) OS 73
Circular from Carfraemill, Addiston Hill, Tollishill, Ditcher Law & Hillhouse. 410m ascent. Dep NB 08:15, Hadd 08:30. Cost by car £3.50 [North Berwick]

Sunday 26 January  Circular C+   10.5km 350m ascent  OS 72
Meet at KCP 9.30am to drive to Broughton Village Hall car park GR 112366 to leave there at 10am. Via Broughton Place, up the valley of the Hollows Burn and round Clover Law to cross A701at Stirkfield Farm Road End. Pass Broughtonknowe & Langlawhill Farms to spot heights 369 & 357 and old drove road back to Laurel Bank Tearoom in Broughton. Carry only light refreshments, to be able to enjoy tearoom delights. Remember Peebles departure is 9.30am [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 29 January   B+ walk   9km/5½ miles
Tinto Hill from Fallburn. Up by tourist route, down by Scaut Hill and Wee Hill, then cross-country. Ascent 507m (1660ft). OS 72, GR NS964374. Dep. WP 09:30 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 29 January   C walk   9.5km/6 miles
The Water of Leith – Stockbridge to Leith and back from the Botanic Gardens. Ascent minimal, some steps. OS 66/350, GR NT243752. Dep. WP 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 29 January  C walk  10kms/6mls
Fife Coastal Path, Culross. A walk along the new part of the Fife Coastal Path from Low Valleyfield to Culross, returning via Dunimarle Castle, the remains of the West Church and the cobbled Back Causeway. Ascent 50m. OS Explorer 367. GR NT006863 Low Valleyfield car park. Dep QRC 10:00 Car share. [South Queensferry]

Thursday 30 January C walk 10km OS 66
Castle Hill and Craiglockhart Hill via Union Canal. 130m ascent along good paths and streets. Meet Sainsbury’s car park 10.00am. Use of public transport to Princes Street. [Livingston]

Thursday 30 January
Circular round Heriot Watt campus from Hermiston Park & Ride. 5.6 – 6.4km/3.5 – 4 miles. [Stravaigers]

February 2014

Saturday 1 February B+ 18.2km/11.25 miles 550m 6 - 6.5hrs
OS66. Circular from Flotterstone via Glen Road, Kirkton Burn, Fala Knowe, Capelawhill, Bonaly reservoir, Bonaly Park, Easter Kinleith, Cock Rig, Maidens Cleuch, Glencorse reservoir. Contact leader for public transport arrangements. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 1 February   B walk   10.5km/6½ miles
Black Mount from Dolphinton. Ascent 370m (1210ft). OS 72/336, GR NT108473. Dep. LC 09:00 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 1 February B+ walk 9km OS 57
Ben Ledi (Corbett). 760m ascent. Meet LNRS 7.30am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Saturday 1 February  B  18k (11.5 miles) OS 67
Linear walk on Berwickshire Coastal Path - Eyemouth to Berwick upon Tweed. Negligible ascent. Dep NB 08:30, Hadd 08:30. Cost by car £6 [North Berwick]

Sunday 2 February   B walk   8miles   110m ascent
OS72 NS848504 Carluke circular. Old Lanark Road Fiddler’s Glen, Crossford, Clyde walkway. PD £5.00 [Balerno]

Sunday 2 February   B walk   11.5km/7 miles
Peebles – Lyne Station circular. A varied riverside walk with great views, old railway, Neidpath Castle, historic bridges, and footbridges over the Tweed. Ascent 60m (200ft). OS 337, GR NT251403. Dep. LC 09:00 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 2 February B+ Walk 14.5km
Hownam Law from Morebattle, near Kelso. Height 586m. Start GR NT772249. Superb, extensive views over the Border hills. Meet MIBC 9.00am. [Midlothian]

Sunday 2 February  C walk  10kms/6mls
Linlithgow and Parkley Craigs. A circular walk of historical interest to the south of Linlithgow as far as Parkley Craigs, offering fine views over the Forth Estuary to the mountains beyond. Ascent 60m. OS Explorer 349. GR NT006772 Regent Centre car park. Dep QRC 10:00 Car share. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 2 February  Linear  C+   11km  2 flights of steps only!
Peebles to Innerleithen via River Tweed Pathway including new footbridge near Cardrona. Coffee/Cake at Whistle Stop Café. Return by bus. [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 5 February  C walk
Meet CHCP 10:00 [Coldstream]

Wednesday 5 February   B+ walk   9.5km/6 miles
Ben Cleuch circular starting from Alva, using the car park near the Golf Club. Ascent 731m (2400ft). OS 366/58, GR NS884975. Dep. WP 09:00 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 5 February   C+ walk   8km/5 miles
Circular route over Torlum Hill near Crieff. Includes forest road, hill paths and some rough hill terrain. Ascent 295m (820ft). OS 57, GR NN835199. Dep. WP 09:30 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 5 February   C walk   8km/5 miles
Airth village and 'The Banks', and The Pineapple. Surfaced path, quiet road, grassy track (can be wet). Ascent minimal. OS 65, GR NS901878. Dep. WP 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 8 February   B walk   8miles   200m ascent
OS58 NT139963 Keltybridge to Scotlandwell. Section of St. Andrew’s Way. Keltybridge, Harranhill Wood, Benarty Wood, Vane Farm, Lochend Farm, Scotlandwell. Bus back. Bring bus passes. PD £4.50 [Balerno]

Saturday 8 February  B walk  7 miles
Yetholm, Yetholm Law, Primsidehill, Halterburn, Yetholm Mains. Meet HPCP at 09:30 or Yetholm Wauchope Hall at 10:00 [Coldstream]

Saturday 8 February  B  9 miles
Linear: Gore-tex Scottish National Trail (4) Harestanes to St Boswells along St Cuthbert’s Way. Car share required. Meet St Boswells bus stance 0930 to car share to Harestanes to start walk at 10:00 DP GR593309 OS74. Take coffee and packed lunch. WT 5 hours. Contact: Martin Davison 07858 386485 [Eildon]

Saturday 8 February   C+ walk   12km/7½ miles
Circular route from Muiravonside Church through Muiravonside Country Park, Candie Woods, Drumbowie Park. Ascent 160m (530ft). OS 65, GR NS956770. Dep. LC 09:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 8 February B walk 12km OS 72
Pykestone Hill circular. 600m ascent. Meet LNRS 7.30am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Saturday 8 February  C 7mls/11km
Circular walk around Bo’ness along foreshore, nature reserve and Kinneil House and woods. OS65. Cost p.p.p.car £4 [Musselburgh]

Saturday 8 February  C walk  8kms/5mls
Dunkeld river walk. A low level circular walk by the River Tay on well-defined footpaths. Ascent minimal. OS Explorer 379. GR NO026428 Car park at the north end of Dunkeld. Dep QRC 09:30 Car share. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 9 February A+ 15km/9.3 miles 800m 6hrs
OS35. Munro. Circular to Carn Dearg (945m) from Glenballoch NN680993 via Allt Fionndrigh, returning by Carn Macoul. Ice axe and crampons required. Cost shared per car £66. [Edinburgh]

Sunday 9 February Coach B+ B and C walks
Coach to Cupar area. Depart Waterloo Place 09:00. Cost £10. Book with leader. [Edinburgh]

Sunday 9 February   C+ walk   8km/5 miles
Beecraigs, Preacher's Stone from Beecraigs Visitor Centre. Ascent 90m (300ft). OS 65. Dep. LC 13:00 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 9 February B walk 12.5km OS 72
Trahenna Hill, circular route taking in Cowiemuir Hass, Hog Knowe and Trahenna Hill. 500m ascent along distinct paths and tracks, but some quite steep. Meet LNRS 8.00am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Sunday 9 February C+ Walk 7 miles
Walk in the Braid Hills. Starting from Blackford Pond. Minimal ascent. Good views across the city. Meet MIBC 9.30am. [Midlothian]

Sunday 9 February C+  9k (5.5 miles) OS 67
Circular, Fast Castle from Dowlaw via Lumsdaine and Loch Rickie. One hill with 70m ascent but spectacular views. Dep NB 09:00, Hadd 09:15. Cost by car £3 [North Berwick]

Sunday 9 February  Pretty easy circular C   9km  165m  ascent OS 73
Blackhaugh GR 424383. Track North, then NorthWest to Cairn, hairpin right, track to Windydoors and back to start by tarmac road. [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 12 February   B walk   14km/8½ miles
Eddleston, Barony and Cloich circular. Ascent 150m (500ft). OS 73/337, GR NT242472. Dep. WP 09:00 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 12 February   C walk   10.5km/6.5 miles
Coastal walk from Lower Largo East car park to Shell Bay, Ruddons Point, and return. Ascent minimal. OS 59, GR NO420025. Dep. WP 09:30 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 12 February   D walk   5km/3 miles
Circular walk in Beecraigs Country Park. Ascent minimal. OS 65/349. Dep. WP 10:30 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 12 February  B walk  14.5kms/9mls
Winton walks at Pencaitland. A circular walk through the woods around Winton House, including the model village of New Winton. Ascent 50m. OS Explorer 351. GR NT447691 Pencaitland. Dep QRC 09:00 Car share. [South Queensferry]

Thursday 13 February C walk 10km OS 58
Gartmorn Dam circular near Alloa. Minimal ascent along good paths around loch with possible muddy sections. Meet Sainsbury’s car park 10.00am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Saturday 15 February B 16km/10 miles 5hrs
OS66. Linear from Haddington to West Barns. Eighth stage (of 9) of Lothian-90. Haddington, Amisfield Park, River Tyne, Sandy’s Mill, East Linton, Hedderwick Hill, West Barns. Meet at Haddington. Contact leader for public transport arrangements. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 15 February   C walk   8km/5 miles
Gladhouse reservoir circuit. Ascent minimal. OS 66, GR NT308541. Dep. LC 09:30 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 16 February   B+ walk   8miles   700m ascent
OS65 NT161559 Circular from Carlops around N Esk reservoir. Carlops, Patie’s Hill, Spittal Hill, Green Law, Cock Rig, Wether Law, The Mount, Grain Heads, Mount Maw, Carlops Hill, Carlops. PD £3.00 [Balerno]

Sunday 16 February   B walk   12km/7½ miles
Fife Coastal Path: Culross to Limekilns. Car shuttle. Ascent 100m (330ft). OS 65/367, GR NS983858. Dep. LC 09:00 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 16 February B+ Walk 14km
A Pentland circular. Start Kirk Road, Turnhouse Hill, round Glencorse reservoir, Maidens Cleugh over Bell Hill, skirt Black Hill, return by the Howe. OS66. Start GR211608. Meet MIBC 9.00am. [Midlothian]

Sunday 16 February A 17k (10.5 miles) OS 66
Circular from Hillend via Boghall Farm, Kirkburn, Fala Knowe, Capelaw Hill, Bonaly reservoir & Swanston village. 650m ascent. Contact leader for walk details & start times. Cost by car £3.50 [North Berwick]

Sunday 16 February  B walk  13kms/8mls
Murieston and Linhouse trails. A walk in the area surrounded by Murieston Water and Linhouse Water, as far as Calder Wood. Ascent 100m. OS Explorer 344. GR NT061654 Livingston South Station. Dep QRC 09:00 Car share. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 16 February 
John Muir Way Part 4. Gullane to North Berwick. About 8km/5 miles. More information from leader. [Stravaigers]

Sunday 16 February  Circular B+   19km 700m ascent  OS 73
Hundleshope Heights KCP 9am, Cademuir, Canada Hill, Hundleshope, Cademuir, Peebles. [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 19 February   B walk   13km/8 miles
Circular walk from Kippen. Joint walk with South Queensferry group. Ascent 220m (650ft). OS 57, GR NS652947. Dep. WP 09:30 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 19 February   C+ walk   10.5km/6½ miles
Circular walk including Twechar, Bar Hill Fort, Croy Hill to Auchinstarry. Ascent 120m (400ft). OS 64, GR NS718770. Dep. WP 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 19 February  B walk  13kms/8mls
Joint walk with Linlithgow Group. Circular walk from Kippen. Ascent 220m. OS Explorer 348. GR NS652947 Kippen. Dep QRC 09:15 Car share. [South Queensferry]

Friday 21 February
Penicuik to Rosewell along disused railway track. [Stravaigers]

Saturday 22 February   B walk   11miles   minimal ascent
OS67 NT769721 Dunglass to Dunbar section of John Muir Way. Dunglass, Torness power station, Skateraw, Barns Ness East Links, Dunbar. Car shuffle. Meet PVCP 08:30. PD £7.50 [Balerno]

Saturday 22 February C 10km/6.2 miles
OS66. Linear from Pencaitland to Tranent. Contact leader for transport arrangements. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 22/Sunday 23 February A
If anyone would like to lead an A walk this weekend please contact Debbie or Andrew Ramage 552 3069 [Edinburgh]

Saturday 22 February  B+  6.4 miles
Linear: Gore-tex Scottish National Trail (5) St Boswells to Melrose via River Tweed/ Bowden/ Eildon Hills. Car share required. Meet Melrose, Nutwood Car Park 0930 GR 552340 for car share to St Boswells to start walk at 1000 WT 4.5 hrs. Contact walk leader 07941 395837 [Eildon]

Saturday 22 February   C walk   10km/6 miles
Canal Towpath from Winchburgh to Linlithgow. Bus to Winchburgh for start. Ascent minimal. OS 65/349. Dep. LC 09:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 22 February B walk 8km OS 57
Bracklinn Falls at Callander. 276m ascent. Meet LNRS 7.30am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Saturday 22 February B 16k (10 miles) OS 73
Borders Abbeys Way, Selkirk/Melrose. 200m ascent. Dep NB 08:15, Hadd 08:30. Cost by car £6.50 [North Berwick]

Saturday 22 February  C walk  9kms/5.5mls
Cammo Park and River Almond Walkway. A walk through Cammo Park and along a wooded river valley. Ascent minimal. OS Explorer 350. GR NT 179754 Cramond Brig. Meet at bus stop opposite Police Station at 10:05 for 43 bus leaving at 10:14. If boarding en route please inform leader. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 23 February  B walk  8.5 miles
Smailholm, Smailholm Tower. Meet HPCP at 09:15 or Smailholm Village Hall at 10:00 [Coldstream]

Sunday 23 February   B walk   15km/9½ miles
Torfichen, Mauldslie and Huntly Cot Hills circular. Ascent 260m (850ft). OS 66/345, GR NT308542. Dep. LC 08:30 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 23 February B walk 15km OS 58
Glen Sherup circular, a ridge and hill walk via Innerdownie, Whitewisp, Tarmangie hills and Glen Sherup. 500m ascent over good hill paths but may be muddy and steep in places. Meet LNRS 8.00am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Sunday 23 February B+ Walk 11 miles
Circular from Traquair on forest tracks returning along Southern Upland Way. Moderate climb in places. OS73. Start GR334348. Meet MIBC 9.00am. [Midlothian]

Sunday 23 February  Circular B   14km  200m ascent OS 73
Galashiels over the hill to Yair, Tweed riverside to Ettrickfoot, Boleside, over Gala Hill to start. [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 26 February   B walk   13km/8 miles
Dreghorn – Capelaw – Harbour Hill circular. Ascent 425m (1390ft). OS 66, GR NT226679. Dep. WP 09:30 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 26 February   C+ walk   10.5km/6½ miles
Circular walk from Redding Tesco car park to Callendar Park, Greenbank Road, Glen Farm returning along Union Canal. Ascent 130m (460ft). OS 349, GR NS918783. Dep. WP 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 26 February  C+ walk  10kms/6mls
Craigie Woods and the Dalmeny Estate. Circular walk from West Craigie Farm to Mons Hill at snowdrop time, via the Barnbougle Gate and the shore, returning via the Leuchold Gate and Easter Dalmeny. Ascent 100m. OS Explorer 350. GR NT157763 West Craigie Farm car park. Dep QRC 10:00 Car share. [South Queensferry]

Wednesday 26 February
Geological walk along route west of Blackford Hill from Blackford Pond to Agassiz’s Rock in Blackford Glen, with optional extension over Blackford Hill back to start. [Stravaigers]

Thursday 27 February C+ walk 10km OS 71
Falls of Clyde. Negligible ascent along good paths along river. Meet Sainsbury’s car park 10.00am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

March 2014

Saturday 1 March   B walk   9miles   250m ascent
OS73 NT242472 Eddleston to Peebles linear. Barony Castle Stewarton, Mosshouse, Kidston Burn, Hamilton Hill, Jedderfield, Haylodge Park. Bring bus passes. PD £3.50 [Balerno]

Saturday 1 March B+ 17km/10.6 miles 661m 6hrs
OS73. Linear. Innerleithen, Traquair, Kirkhouse, Glen House, Birks Hill (619m), Birkscairn Hill (661m), Kirkhope Law (537m), Kailzie Hill (483m), Upper Newby, Peebles. Contact leader for public transport arrangements. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 1 March   B walk   11km/7 miles
Lomond Hills circular. Starting at the car park near the top of East Lomond, taking in East and West Lomond, then returning via Ballo reservoir to start point. Ascent 365m (1200ft). OS 58/59, GR NO252059. Dep. LC 08:30 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 2 March A+ 21km/13 miles 900m 7hrs
OS42. Drumochter Munros from Balsporran Cottages on A9. Geal-charn (917m) and A’Mharconaich (975m) plus Beinn Udlamain (1010m) if time and weather permit. Descend by Coire Dhomhain to starting point. Ice axe and crampons required. Cost shared per car £60. [Edinburgh]

Sunday 2 March   B walk   14km/9 miles
Circular - Kilconquhar, St Monance, Elie, Kincraig Point.. Ascent minmal. OS 59. Dep. LC 08:30 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 2 March B walk 16km Explorer 366
Ochils circular from Dollar Glen via King’s Seat, Tarmangie and Whitewisp Hill. 650m ascent on hill paths and tracks. Meet LNRS 8.00am. Offers of/request for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Sunday 2 March B+ Walk 12 miles
Circular in the Pentland Hills from Carlops. Stoneypath, Baddingills Reservoir, Thieves Road, East Cairn Hill, Bore Stane and return to Carlops via North Esk Reservoir. Farm tracks and footpaths. OS65. Start GR NT161559. Meet MIBC 9.00am. [Midlothian]

Sunday 2 March C Walk 6 miles
Lasswade/Roslin circular. Meet MIBC 10.00am. [Midlothian]

Sunday 2 March C 9k (5.5 miles) OS 67
Circular walk starting from Jacob’s ladder car park, North Berwick via Leuchie, Blackdykes, Horseshoe Bay and Seabird Centre. A nice combination of woodland and beach walking. Meet Hadd 09:15, NB 09:00. (Note unusual times) Cost by car (from Hadd) £1 [North Berwick]

Sunday 2 March  C walk  8kms/5mls
Dunkeld River Walk. A low level circular walk by the River Tay on well-defined footpaths. Ascent minimal. OS Explorer 379. GR NO026428 Car Park at the north end of Dunkeld. Dep QRC 09:00 Car share. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 2 March  Circular C   9km  180m ascent OS 73
Venlaw circular via Shieldgreen. [Tweeddale]

Tuesday 4 March
Circular in Holyrood Park round Queen’s Drive. [Stravaigers]

Wednesday 5 March  C walk
Meet CHCP 10:00 [Coldstream]

Wednesday 5 March   B walk   16km/10 miles
Maddiston – California circular. Ascent 100m (330ft). OS 65/359. Dep. WP 09:30 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 5 March   C walk   8.5km/5 miles
Circular via Tulliallan Castle, Peppermill Dam and Moor Loch. A path route. Ascent 85m (275ft). OS 65, GR NS933877. Dep. WP 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 8 March  B+  8.6 miles
Linear: Gore-tex Scottish National Trail (6) Melrose to Yair along the Southern Upland Way/ Border Abbeys Way. Car share required. Meet Yair Bridge Car park GR 460324 0930 for car share to Melrose, to start walking at 1000 OS73 WT 5 hours. Contact: Heather McLoone 01896 820300 or eildon.ramblers@gmail.com [Eildon]

Saturday 8 March   B walk   12km/7½ miles
Pentlands circular. Flotterstone – Allermuir – Caerketton – Capelaw circular. Ascent 560m (1850ft). OS 66, GR NT232631. Dep. LC 09:00 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 8 March B walk 10km OS 84
Criffel. 530m ascent. Meet LNRS 07.30am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Saturday 8 March  C+ walk  12kms/7.5mls
Denny and Plean circular. A walk passing the remains of Torwood Castle and an ancient broch. Ascent 200m. OS Explorer 349. GR NS828868 Plean Country Park. Dep QRC 10:00 Car share. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 9 March   B+ walk   8miles   700m ascent
OS58 NS885974 Alva Glen circular. Alva Glen, Silver Glen, Ben Buck, Ben Cleuch, Ben Ever, Alva Glen. PD £6.50 [Balerno]

Sunday 9 March  B walk  8 miles
Kelso, River Teviot, Roxburgh. Meet HPCP at 09:30 or Knowes car park, Kelso at 10:00 [Coldstream]

Sunday 9 March Coach B+ B and C walks
Coach to Broughton. Depart Waterloo Place 09:00. Cost £10. Book with leader. [Edinburgh]

Sunday 9 March   C walk   8km/5 miles
Carriden Woods and Blackness Castle from Carriden. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. LC 13:00 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 9 March B walk 17km OS 65
Culross and Devilla Forest circular along good paths with minimal ascent. Optional visit to Abbey ruins, if time allows. Meet LNRS 8.00am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Sunday 9 March B+ Walk 9 miles
Circular from Eddleston. Eddleston – Barony – Cloich – Upper Stewarton – Eddleston. OS Explorer 337. Start GR 242473. Meet MIBC at 9.00am. [Midlothian]

Sunday 9 March A 19k (12 miles) OS 73
Circular from Traquair, Orchard Mains, Peat Hill, Blakemuir & SUW. 400m ascent. Contact leader for walk details & start times. Cost by car £6 [North Berwick]

Sunday 9 March  Circular B  13.6km 260m ascent OS 73 Explorer 337
Cloich Hills. Eddleston, Barony Hotel, Shiplaw Road, Cloich, Courhope, Upper Stewarton, Old Coach Rd, Black Barony, Eddleston. [Tweeddale]

Monday 10 March
Circular from Cramond Brig Inn down to the shore at Eagle rock. Return on forest tracks to main road, go through underpass and along a section of River Almond back to Inn. About 6.5km/4 miles. [Stravaigers]

Wednesday 12 March   B walk   14km/9 miles
Bathgate to Linlithgow via The Knock, Cairnpapple & Beecraigs. Ascent 200m (660ft). OS 65, GR NS978691. Dep. WP 09:00 for 09:10 bus [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 12 March   C+ walk   10km/6 miles
Strathclyde Country Park and South Calder Water Walkway. Ascent 100m (330ft). OS 64, GR NS716583. Dep. WP 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 12 March   D+ walk   5km/3 miles
Circular to Williamcraigs from Linlithgow Leisure Centre. Ascent 91m (300ft). OS 65/349, GR NS985763. Dep. WP 10:30 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 12 March  B walk  11kms/7mls
Dechmont Law. A walk around some of the rural features of Livingston New Town, Dechmont Law, Deer Hill, Nell Burn path and Eliburn reservoir. Ascent 110m. OS Explorer 349. GR NT036687 Livingston North Station. Dep QRC 09:30 Car share. [South Queensferry]

Thursday 13 March C walk 10km OS 64
Luggiebank Nature Reserve and Palacerigg Country Park. Minimal ascent along gravel paths, tracks and lanes. Meet Sainsbury’s car park 10.00am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Saturday 15 March B 16km/10 miles 5hrs
OS66. Linear from West Barns to Dunglass. Final stage of Lothian-90. West Barns (Beveridge Row), Hallhill, Whitesands, Barns Ness Geology Trail (inc. limestones, trace-fossils, folds, fault & raised beach), Torness Point, River Dunglass (far eastern boundary of the Lothians). Meet at West Barns. Contact leader for public transport arrangements. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 15 March Joint Stravaiger and C walk
John Muir Way Part 5. North Berwick to East Linton. About 11km/6.8 miles. Details from leader. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 15 March   B walk   13km/8½ miles
Bankfoot – Glen Garr – Rumbling Bridge – The Hermitage – Dunkeld. Return to Bankfoot by bus. Ascent 200m (650ft). OS 52, GR NO063352. Dep. LC 08:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 15 March A walk 11km OS 51
Meall an t-Seallaidh (Corbett). 700m ascent. Meet LNRS 7.30am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Saturday 15 March Joint Stravaiger and C walk
John Muir Way Part 5. North Berwick to East Linton. About 11km/6.8 miles. Details from leader. [Stravaigers]

Sunday 16 March   B walk   7.5miles   minimal ascent
OS64 NS755732 Cumbernauld countryside circular. Luggiebank Nature Reserve, Palace Rigg Country park, Fannyside Muir, Glen Cryan. PD £6.50 [Balerno]

Sunday 16 March   B walk   13km/8 miles
Cardrona Forest circular. Forest and open hillside with excellent views of the Tweed valley. Ascent 350m (1150ft). OS 73, GR NT292384. Dep. LC 09:00 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 16 March B+ Walk 14.5km
Walk from Lauder along the SUW to Braidshawrig and return via Dabshead Hill. OS73. Start GR 528477. Meet MIBC 9.00am. [Midlothian]

Sunday 16 March  B+  10.5-12mls/16.5km-19km
Linear walk from Haddington to Longniddry (16.5km, 4hrs 120m ascent) and onwards to Port Seton (19km, 4½hrs, 130m ascent) along roads (mostly minor), field paths, old railway line and JMW. OS66. Meet Musselburgh High Street bus stop for First bus 106 at 09:26. Confirm with leader. [Musselburgh]

Sunday 16 March B 18k (11 miles) OS 75
Linear walk on section of St Cuthbert’s Way from Fenwick to Wooler. 110m ascent. Dep NB 08:15, Hadd 08:30. Cost by car £8 [North Berwick]

Sunday 16 March  B walk  13kms/8mls
Loch Freuchie. A circular walk in Glen Quaich on farm tracks and minor roads. Part of the Rob Roy Way. Ascent 70m. OS Explorer 379. GR NN900367 Amulree. Dep QRC 09:00 Car share. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 16 March  Linear 17km 400m ascent OS 73
“Peebles to Innerleithen by the South Route” Gallow Hill, Old Drove Road, Kirkhope Law, Yellow Mire Hill, Little Craigie Side, Beards Hill, Young Bush Wood, Slacks Wood, Traquair Bear gates, and grounds to B709 to Innerleithen, possibly for refreshment? [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 19 March   B walk   16km/10 miles
Dunbar, Belhaven Bay circular. Ascent minimal. OS 67. Dep. WP 09:15 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 19 March   C walk   5.6km/3½ miles
Doune Ponds and Commonty Wood. Ascent 60m (200ft). OS 57, GR NN728011. Dep. WP 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Friday 21 March
Spring bulb tour of the Bush Estate, from Glencorse via Minister’s Brig with option of leaving part way round. [Stravaigers]

Saturday 22 March   B+ walk   14miles   200m ascent
OS65 NT101628 Pentlands circular. Little Vantage, Cauldstane Slap, Baddinsgill reservoir, Tocher Know, Lynedale House, West Linton and return by outward route. PD £1.00 [Balerno]

Saturday 22 March  Short Walk followed by lunch
Details to be announced later [Coldstream]

Saturday 22 March A 18km 550m 6 - 7hrs
OS67. 3 walks, 3 Marilyns. Linear, Whiteadder Reservoir to Spartleton (468m), 3km. Circular to Meikle Says Law (535m), 10km. Linear, Longformacus to Dirrington Great Law (398m), 5km. Cost shared per car £18. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 22 March C 10km/6.2 miles
OS66. Circular. Haddington along River Tyne to Abbeyhill Farm, Barney Mains, Garleton Heights, Phantassie, Alderston Mains, Haddington. Contact leader for transport arrangements. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 22 March  B+  9.5 miles
Linear: Gore-tex Scottish National Trail (7) Yair to Traquair via Southern Upland Way. Meet Traquair 0930 GR331345 for car share to Yair Bridge car park. GR460324 OS73 WT 6½ hours. Contact Walk Leader 07925 254116 or dereksawyers@mail2web.com [Eildon]

Saturday 22 March   A walk   19.5km/12 miles
Hudderstone via Windgate House & Deil's Barn door. Ascent 780m (2560ft). OS 72, GR NS978309. Dep. LC 07:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 22 March   C walk   10km/6 miles
Canal towpath from Linlithgow to Polmont. Return from Polmont by bus. Ascent minimal. OS 65/349. Dep. LC 09:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 22 March A walk 8km OS 43/52
Ben Vrackie (Corbett). 841m ascent. Meet LNRS 7.30am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Saturday 22 March  C walk  9kms/5.5mls
Gullane and Aberlady Bay. A circular walk from Gullane around Aberlady Bay and through the Nature Reserve, returning via the John Muir Way. Ascent negligible. OS Explorer 351. GR NT477831 Gullane Beach car park. Dep QRC 10:00 Car share. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 23 March   B+ walk   9.5km/6 miles
Blairdenon Circuit (Ochils). Starting near the Sheriffmuir Inn. Some rough walking off paths. Ascent 372m (1220ft). OS 58/366, GR NN827021. Dep. LC 08:30 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 23 March C+ Walk 11km
Aberlady Nature Reserve to Gullane. Coastal walk from Aberlady and return. OS66. Meet MIBC 9.30am. [Midlothian]

Sunday 23 March C 8k (5 miles) OS 66
Linear walk from Fenton Barns to NB station car park, using new route via East Fenton, Chapel, Rockville and Highfield farm. Return drivers to Fenton Barns by car from NB. Mostly on good tracks. No hills. Dep NB 09:15, Hadd 09:00 (Note unusual times). Cost by car £1 [North Berwick]

Sunday 23 March  Circular  C+   9km  300m ascent OS 72
From Carlops. Meet at car park in Carlops, GR 161559 at 10.30am, to walk to Kitleyknowe, Habbies Howe, Spittal Farm, Patie’s Hill, N.Esk Reservoir and return to start. [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 26 March   A walk   16.5km/10 miles
Ben Vane (Corbett), from Brig o' Turk. Up by south ridge, down by Gleann Casaig. Ascent 763m (2500ft). OS 57, GR NN531073. Dep. WP 08:30 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 26 March   C walk   10km/6 miles
Linear walk from Blackridge to Bathgate. Cars to Bathgate, bus to Blackridge then walk back along Sustrans Route 75. Ascent 100m (330ft). OS 65/349, GR NS987678. Dep. WP 09:30 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 26 March  C+ walk  10kms/6mls
Balbirnie and Star Moss. A circular walk from the grounds of Balbirnie House, including a short climb up Cuinan Hill with fine views to the east. Ascent 70m. OS Explorer 370. GR NO293018 Car park at the entrance to Balbirnie. Dep QRC 09:30 Car share. [South Queensferry]

Thursday 27 March C+ walk 13km OS 64
Antonine Wall and Forth and Clyde canal walk along towpath returning to Auchinstarry. Meet Sainsbury’s car park 09.30am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Thursday 27 March
Braid Burn Walkway from Dreghorn to Cameron Toll. [Stravaigers]

Saturday 29 March B+ 20km/12.4 miles 800m
OS73. Circular from Peebles to Dun Rig (743m) via Kirkhope Law (537m) and Birkscairn Hill (661m). Return via Glensax. Contact leader for public transport arrangements. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 29 March   B+ walk   11km/7 miles
Minchmoor and Fingland Burn from Traquair. Ascent 430m (1400ft). OS 73, GR NT331345. Dep. LC 09:00 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 29 March A  20k (12.5miles) OS 66
Walk the Pentland tops from Carlops to Hillend. Catch Dumfries bus from Edinburgh at 09:25 or Hillend at 10:00. 1000m ascent. Contact leader for walk details & start times (travel to start by bus). [North Berwick]

Sunday 30 March   B+ walk   10-12miles   500m ascent
OS73 NT252402 Peebles circular. Glentress Forest to include Shieldgreen, Dunslair Heights, Black Law. PD £4.50 [Balerno]

Sunday 30 March   B walk   13km/8 miles
Eddleston, Barony Cloich, Stewarton circular. Ascent 200m (650ft). OS 73, GR NT243472. Dep. LC 09:00 BST [Linlithgow]

Sunday 30 March B walk 12km OS 73
Hundleshope Heights circular taking in Dead Side, Hundleshope and Preston Law. 600m ascent. Good hill and moorland paths with steep ascents and descents. Meet LNRS 8.00am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Sunday 30 March B+ Walk 15km
Circular walk in the Ochil Hills from Glen Sherup car park. Innerdownie, Whitewisp Hill, Cairnmorris Hill, Ben Shee and return. Forest tracks and hill paths, can be boggy in places.OS58. Start GR NN971051. Meet MIBC 9.00am. [Midlothian]

Sunday 30 March  B walk  10kms/6mls
Lomond Hills Regional Park. A circular walk from Craigmead to West Lomond, with an optional ascent to the summit on the day. Ascent 220m. OS Explorer 370. GR NO227061 Craigmead car park. Dep QRC 10:00 Car share. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 30 March  Circular or linear B  12km or 7km 350m ascent OS 73
Innerleithen Hall St, 10.15am, to Lee Pen, Lee Burn Head, Mid Rig and descend to Nether Horsburgh, and Cardrona, whence return to Innerleithen by bus or walk the path. [Tweeddale]


Walks from TRAIL Issue 63 (April to October 2014)

April 2014

Wednesday 2 April   B walk   12km/7½ miles
Muckhart, Rumbling Bridge and Crook of Devon circular. Ascent 120m (400ft). OS 58, GR NN999007. Dep. WP 09:30 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 2 April   B walk   10km/6 miles
Pentland Hills. West Kip, East Kip & Scald Law. Ascent 450m (1475ft). OS 66, GR NT167638. Dep. WP 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 2 April   C walk   9km/5½ miles
New Lanark and Lanark Loch. Ascent 100m (330ft) mainly via steps. OS 72/335, GR NS882425. Dep. WP 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 2 April
Canonmills to Craigleith – up Water of Leith, through Colonies to Roseburn then along disused railway track to Craigleith Shopping Centre. [Stravaigers]

Saturday 5 April Joint Stravaiger and C walk
John Muir Way Part 6. East Linton to West Barns. About 9km/5.6 miles. Contact leader for details. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 5 April B 13km/8 miles
OS59. North Queensferry to Aberdour along Fife Coastal Path. Contact leader for public transport arrangements. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 5 April  B+  10 miles
Linear: Gore-tex Scottish National Trail (8) Traquair to Peebles via SUW and old Drove rd. Car share required. Meet Peebles Kingsmeadows car park 0930 DP GR252403 OS73 WT 6 hours. Contact: Helen Todd 077369 44413 [Eildon]

Saturday 5 April   A walk   13km/8 miles
Corbett : Cam Chreag in Glen Lyon - an A walk on OS map 51, GR NN586474; 13 km (8 miles) with 660 metres (2200 ft) of ascent. Bring along ice-axe and crampons. (This is a change from the scheduled walk in TRAIL.) Dep. LC 08:00 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 5 April   C walk   9km/5½ miles
Circular walk at Lochore Meadows Country Park. Ascent 92m (300ft). OS 59/367, GR NT170963. Dep. LC 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 5 April  B walk  11kms/7mls
Forest trails of Blairadam. A walk through mixed woodland, passing several sites of historical interest, culminating in a fine view over Loch Leven. Ascent 100m. OS Explorer 367. GR NT129946 Forestry Commission car park. Dep QRC 10:00 Car share. [South Queensferry]

Saturday 5 April Joint Stravaiger and C walk
John Muir Way Part 6. East Linton to West Barns. About 9km/5.6 miles. Details from leader. [Stravaigers]

Sunday 6 April   B walk   8miles   190m ascent
OS67 NT591771 East Linton circular. East Linton, Hailes Castle, Traprain Law, Pencraig Wood. PD £5.50 [Balerno]

Sunday 6 April  B walk  9 miles
Earlston circular. Meet Earlston Rugby Club at 10.00 [Coldstream]

Sunday 6 April   B walk   14.5km/9 miles
Glen Ogle to Strathyre. Car shuttle from Strathyre.
Ascent 230m (750ft). OS 57/365, GR NN559279. Dep. LC 08:30 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 6 April B+ walk 21km OS 52
Loch Ordie and Deuchary Hill circular, 240m ascent along mostly good tracks with some rough walking. Alternative route avoids Deuchary Hill. Meet LNRS 8.00am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Sunday 6 April B+ Walk 9 miles
The Wiss. Tibbie Shiels Inn – The Wiss – Peat Law – Altrieve Rig – SUW – Tibbie Shiels Inn. OS73. Start GR 241206. Meet MIBC 9.00am. [Midlothian]

Sunday 6 April C+ Walk
Gullane to Dirleton. A linear coastal walk mainly along the beach. Meet MIBC 9.30am. [Midlothian]

Sunday 6 April B 16k (10miles) OS 67
Circular from Lauder, Wanton Walls, Braidshawrig, Dabshead Hill, Edgarhope Wood & SUW. 200m ascent. Dep NB 0815, Hadd 0830. Cost by car £4.00 [North Berwick]

Sunday 6 April  Circular C  7.5km 150m ascent OS 73
Park at Glen Farm Steading GR 296330, to start walking by 10.30am. Track to Glenshiel Banks, descend over fairly rough moor to Loch Eddy, to rejoin good track by Quair Water back to Glen House. [Tweeddale]

Monday 7 April NOTE CHANGE OF DATE
Circular. Cameron Toll, Inch Park, Bridgend, Craigmillar Castle and return. Option to visit castle (Historic Scotland). [Stravaigers]

Wednesday 9 April   B+ walk   21km/13 miles
Innerwick to Loch Rannoch and back, via the Lairig Ghallabhaich and Rannoch Forest. Linear walk on paths and tracks. Ascent 519m (1705ft). OS 51 or 378/385, GR NN588475. Dep. WP 07:30 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 9 April   C+ walk   9km/5½  miles
Circular Walk From Mortonhall to Blackford Hill. Good paths but one flight of steep steps. Ascent 150m (500ft). OS 66/350, GR NT262648. Dep. WP 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 9 April   D walk   5.5km/3½ miles
Kinneil Wood to Linlithgow by Fishers Brae. Ascent 106m (350ft). OS 65/349. Dep. WP 10:05 for 10:15 bus to Bo’ness [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 9 April  C walk  7kms/4.5mls
Dunmore Pineapple, Airth. A walk by the Dunmore Pineapple, built around 1777 by the 4th Earl of Dunmore as a birthday present for his wife; including a visit to the Dunmore Estate village on the shores of the Forth. Ascent negligible. OS Explorer 366. GR NS892885 Car park at Pineapple. Dep QRC 10:00 Car share. [South Queensferry]

Wednesday 9 April 
Canonmills to Craigleith – up Water of Leith, through Colonies to Roseburn then along disused railway track to Craigleith Shopping Centre. [Stravaigers]

Thursday 10 April B walk 8.5km OS 58
Seamab Hill via Glen Quey, Common Edge Hill, Auchlinsky burn. 350m ascent on forest roads and grassy tracks. One fence to cross and very boggy at Auchlinsky burn. Meet Sainsbury’s car park 10.00am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Saturday 12 April   B+ walk   21km/13 miles
Conic Hill & Balmaha Circular. This walk follows part of the West Highland Way, climbing around the flank of Conic Hill. The path descends through Bealach Ard to Balmaha. Ascent 825m (2706ft). OS 56&57. Dep. LC 08:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 12 April B walk 14.7km OS 72
Broughton Heights. 565m ascent. Meet LNRS 7.30am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Sunday 13 April Coach B+ B and C walks
Coach to Dollar. Depart Waterloo Place 09:00. Cost £10. Book with leader. [Edinburgh]

Sunday 13 April   C walk   6.5km/4 miles
Uphall, Oatridge circular from Uphall Community Centre. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. LC 13:00 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 13 April B Walk 8 miles
Circular from Longniddry to Aberlady. Flat walk on tracks, woodland and coastal. OS Explorer 351. Meet MIBC 9.00am. [Midlothian]

Sunday 13 April C 12k (7.5miles) OS 67
Circular from Cockburnspath via Dunglass Church, Belvedere Wood and Oldhamstocks. Mostly on tracks. Negligible ascent. Dep NB 0900, Hadd 0915. Cost by car £3.00 [North Berwick]

Sunday 13 April  B walk  11kms/7mls
Holyrood Park and Arthur’s Seat. A hill walk in Holyrood Park passing the ruin of St Anthony’s Chapel and following the Lang Rig to the summit of Arthur’s Seat. Wonderful panoramic views of Edinburgh and the Forth. Ascent 251m. OS Explorer 350. GR NT270738 Car park in Holyrood Park. Dep QRC 10:00 Car share. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 13 April  Circular B+   14km  630m ascent OS 73
Yarrowford GR 407299 to Broadmeadows, climb to Three Brethren, Brown Knowe, Minchmoor Road to start. [Tweeddale]

Monday 14 April
Lyne Station to Peebles on farm tracks and River Tweed Walkway. [Stravaigers]

Wednesday 16 April   A walk   9.5km/6 miles
Meall Ghaordaidh (Munro) from Glen Lochay. This walk will be taken at a slower pace. Rough ground. Ice axe and crampons may be required. Ascent 895m (2936ft). OS 51/378, GR NN524364. Dep. WP 08:00 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 16 April   C+ walk   8km/5 miles
Comrie: Glen Lednock, Melville Monument, return to start via ‘Maam Road’. Ascent 85m (276ft), well established paths, tracks and minor roads, some steps and fallen tree obstacles. Ascents will be at leisurely pace. OS Sheet 51, walk start at car park NN 7766 2233. Dep WP 09:30 (This replaces the scheduled walk) [Linlithgow]

Saturday 19 April   B walk   8miles   370m ascent
OS67 NT655725 Circular walk in Spott area. Woodhall Dene, Crystal Rig. PD £6.50 [Balerno]

Saturday 19 April B+  11.5 miles
Linear: Gore-tex Scottish National Trail (9) Peebles to West Linton via Stewarton/ Greenknowe. Car share required. Return by 16.45 bus to Peebles. Meet Peebles Kingsmeadows car park 0915 DP GR252403 OS73/65 WT 7 hours Take:coffee and packed lunch.Contact: David Langworth: email : david@maps.myzen.co.uk [Eildon]

Saturday 19 April   A walk   23km/14 miles
Creag Mhor – Munro on north side of Glen Lochay, along with its top Stob nan Clach, weather conditions permitting. Start point near Kenknock Farm. 7.5km walk along estate path followed by steep grassy slopes to the summit. Ascent 1210m/4000ft. OS 50/51, GR NN476368. Dep. LC 08:00
[Linlithgow]

Saturday 19 April   C walk   8km/5 miles
S. Queensferry to Cramond and Cramond Brig. Return by bus. Ascent minimal. OS 65/350. Dep. LC 09:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 19 April  B walk  14.5kms/9mls
Glen Farg and Binn Hill. A circular route through farmland and woods. Ascent 285m. OS Explorer 370. GR NO189163 Abernethy. Dep QRC 09:30 Car share. [South Queensferry]

Saturday 19 April
Portobello to Musselburgh by Brunstane Burn and Inveresk. [Stravaigers]

Sunday 20 April  B walk 10 miles
Ford Common, Etal Moor, Berryhill, Etal Rhodes. Meet lay-by by woods at Ford Village NT950376 at 10.00 [Coldstream]

Sunday 20 April   B+ walk   10.5km/6½ miles
Hill walk in the Borders. Great Knock from Hearthstane off the A701. Ascent 650m (2000ft). OS 72, GR NT109260. Dep. LC 08:30 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 20 April 
CANCELLED [Livingston]

Sunday 20 April B Walk 9 miles
Circular walk from Gifford via Clacherdean Wood, Bolton, Eaglescairnie and Fawn Wood. OS66. Meet MIBC 9.30am. [Midlothian]

Sunday 20 April B 16k (10miles) OS 73
Circular from Melrose via Gattonside Chain Bridge, Wester Housebyres Easter Hill, Mosshouses, SUW & Camp Plantations. 200m ascent. Cost by car £5.50 [North Berwick]

Sunday 20 April  Lauder Common circular  11km  240m ascent OS 73
Approaching from the North, turn left into car park just before the Eagle Inn GR 530477. Lauder is 28 miles from Peebles via Stow. Walk starts here at 11am. Using SU Way up Chester Hill, cross Lauder Burn, flank of Staunchley Hill to open moorland of Lauder Common. Brown Rig, Scarce Law, into town and return to start. [Tweeddale]

Monday 21 April A, B & C walks
In conjunction with the new John Muir Way from Dunbar to Helensburgh being launched during the week 21 to 26 April, Ramblers Scotland has asked us to organise a walk between Dunbar and North Berwick on Monday 21 April. Scottish Ramblers Groups will be doing the other stages. A&B Walkers will start from Dunbar Swimming Pool (12mls) at 9.30am and C walkers from East Linton at 12.30pm (6mls). Return by bus. To register for this walk please contact M Allan on 01620 824938 by 18 April. Cost by car £1.50 [North Berwick]

Wednesday 23 April   B+ walk   9.5km/6 miles
Eildon Hills (all three). Up by staircase from Melrose, down on south side, and past Eildon village. Ascent 495m (1627ft). OS 73, GR NT547340. Dep. WP 09:00 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 23 April   C+ walk   12km/7½ miles
Circular route on country paths from Muiravonside church via Muiravonside Country Park, Candie Woods, Drumbowie Park, Canal path. Ascent 160m (530ft). OS 65, GR NS956770. Dep. WP 09:30 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 23 April   B walk   14km/8½ miles
John Muir Way – Blackness to Linlithgow – to mark the opening of the extended route. Ascent 114m (375ft). OS 65/349, GR NT051800. Dep. WP 09:00 for bus to Blackness, or meet at Blackness at 09:45 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 23 April  B walk  9kms/5.5mls
Lewis Hill and North Third Reservoir. A walk with splendid views over the reservoir and a wide range of hills. NB Several stiff ascents and the path is close to the edge of the crags at times. Ascent 230m. OS Explorer 366. GR NS758879. Near reservoir. Dep QRC 09:30 Car share. TC £5.50. [South Queensferry]

Thursday 24 April C++ walk 17km OS 65 (or Explorer 349)
Linlithgow to Falkirk Wheel linear canal walk. Minimal ascent through the Avon Valley with views of the Ochil and Kilsyth Hills, 630 metre tunnel and the Falkirk Wheel. Meet Strawberry Bank, Linlithgow Canal Centre, EH49 6AJ at 9.00am. [Livingston]

Saturday 26 April A 20km/12.4 miles 950 m 7.5 hrs
OS50. 1 Munro. Beinn Bhuidhe (948m) from car
park at north east end of Loch Fyne NN194126.
Cost shared per car £60 [Edinburgh]

Sunday 27 April   B walk   7miles   360m ascent
OS72 NS886436 Falls of Clyde circular. New Lanark, Kirkfieldbank, New Lanark. Lovely waterfalls along the way. PD £5.00 [Balerno]

Sunday 27 April  C 8km/5 miles
OS66. Circular from Scottish Parliament around the walls of Holyrood Park to Duddingston village, along Innocent Railway and return. Mainly on paths. One short ascent. Contact leader for details. [Edinburgh]

Sunday 27 April C+ walk 14km OS 52
Crieff circular via River Earn and Laggan Hill. Minimal ascent along good paths and hill tracks. Meet LNRS 8.00am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Sunday 27 April B+ Walk 10 miles
Innerleithen Golf Course, Priesthope Hill, Glede Knowe, Middle Hill, Swad Law, Cairn Hill, Kirnie Law. OS Explorer 337. Start GR 335389. Meet MIBC 9.00 am. [Midlothian]

Sunday 27 April C 11k (7miles) OS 66
The “Knights Templar Walk” from Gorebridge via Gore Water, river S. Esk, Arniston, Carrington Mill and Deadman Lies. Mostly good paths with brief ascents. Dep NB 0900, Hadd 0915. Cost by car £3.00 [North Berwick]

Sunday 27 April  B walk  12kms/7.5mls
Kippen circular. A walk starting at the war memorial along country lanes, grassy paths, farm tracks and minor roads. Ascent 160m. OS Explorer 366. GR NS653947. Memorial Cross. Dep QRC 09:00 Car share. TC £7.50. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 27 April  Peniel Heugh circular B  16km 335m ascent OS 74
From Harestanes Visitor Centre GR 642244, leaving at 11am, climb to the monument at Peniel Heugh, then by Barons Folly to St Cuthbert’s Way and Lady Lilliard’s grave. Return by Old Coffin Road and Ancrum to the start. [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 30 April  C walk
Meet CHCP 10.00 [Coldstream]

Wednesday 30 April   B+ walk   13km/8 miles
Meall Dearg (Graham) and Creag an Loch from Glen Cochill. Ascent 450m (1475ft). OS 52, GR NN887452. Dep. WP 09:00 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 30 April   C+ walk   12km/7½ miles
Haddington to Aberlady on disused railway then tracks through fields and woods and short minor road section. Bus journey involved. Ascent minimal. OS 66/351, GR NT513738. Dep. WP 09:30 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 30 April   C walk   9.5km/6 miles
Tillicoultry to Dollar circular. Ascent 25m (80ft). OS 58, GR NS918964. Dep. WP 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 30 April NOTE CHANGE OF ROUTE
Haddington circular along river. [Stravaigers]

May 2014

Saturday 3 May B 16km/10 miles
OS65. Joint walk with Glasgow Ramblers. Circular from Falkirk. Rough Castle and Union Canal. Starting from Falkirk High Station, we follow the towpath of the Union Canal, where we join the route of the Antonine Wall. We pass close to the Falkirk Wheel, and reach the site of the Roman fort known as Rough Castle, near Bonnybridge. From there we walk past St Helen’s Loch to High Bonnybridge. After some road walking, we take a farm track through Beam Farm, and then follow a long very straight but pleasant track. We descend through Kilbean Woods to the Glen Burn, to re-join the Union Canal. The towpath goes through a tunnel, but there is an alternative route available for anyone who does not wish to go though the tunnel. The walk finishes back at Falkirk High Station.
From Edinburgh: 09:15 train at Waverley, due to arrive at Falkirk High 09:46. From Glasgow the train is due to arrive at 09:51
From Edinburgh: 09:15 train at Waverley, due to arrive at Falkirk High 09:46. From Glasgow the train is due to arrive at 09:51 [Edinburgh]

Saturday 3 May  B+  12 miles  OS65  (start 9:30 @ West Linton)
Linear: Gore-tex Scottish National Trail (10) West Linton to Balerno via Carlops/ North Esk Reservoir/ Listonshiels. Meet St Andrews Church Hall, West Linton. NT150516, DP 9:30 Return by private bus £4 per person. WT 8 hrs. Leader: Lorna Galbraith 07761 574364 [Eildon]

Saturday 3 May   A walk   27km/17 miles
The Mell circuit, Glen Finglas. This is a long circular route on good paths and tracks. The outward route follows Glen Meann before climbing to the summit of the trail and returning via Glen Finglas. Ascent 560m (1840ft). OS 57, GR NN546065. Dep. LC 08:00 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 3 May A 23k (14.5miles) OS 73
Linear from Galashiels to Innerleithen on the Southern Upland Way. 525m ascent. Bus service 062 from Innerleithen to Galashiels at 0928. Contact leader for start times. Cost by car £5.50 [North Berwick]

Saturday 3 May  B walk  14.5kms/9mls
Kirkcaldy to Aberdour. Train to Kirkcaldy. Walk back to Aberdour following undulating coastal path. Ascent minimal. OS Explorer 367. GR NT191855. Aberdour station. Dep QRC 09:30 Car share. TC £2.00. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 4 May   B+ walk   9miles   620m ascent
OS58/59 NO253074 Lomond Hills circular. Falkland, Maspie Den, West Lomond (522m, county peak of Fife), Ballo Reservoir, Craigmead, East Lomond, Falkland. PD £7.50 [Balerno]

Sunday 4 May   B walk   19.5km/12 miles
Water of Leith Walkway. The path starts at Balerno High School and runs to Leith. Ascent minimal. OS 65/66/350, GR NT162667. Dep. LC 08:30 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 4 May B walk 16km OS 73
Lammermuir Ridge Walk via Cleekhimin Bridge, Hogs Law and Glenburnie. 300m ascent. Meet LNRS 8.00am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Sunday 4 May  C  5km  virtually no ascent OS 73, Explorer 338
Morning tour of Tweedbank KCP 10.00 or NT517345 10.30, Gun Knowe Loch. Tweedside and Lowood Estate. Then optional lunch at Herges Restaurant. [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 7 May   B walk   13km/8 miles
Meikle Bin circular starting from the west end of Carron Valley reservoir. Ascent 570m (1870ft). OS 348. Dep. WP 09:30 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 7 May   C walk   9.5km/6 miles
Almondell/Calderwood Country Park. Ascent minimal. OS 65, GR NT090696. Dep. WP 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 7 May   B walk   11km/7 miles CANCELLED
Circular West of Linlithgow to Birkhill Station. Mainly good tracks and minor roads. Ascent 135m (445ft). OS 65/349. Dep. WP 10:15. Contact: Alan Norton 01506843375/07982240948 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 7 May  B walk  10kms/6mls
Pitmedden Forest trails. An exploration of paths and tracks in the forest, as far as the Thirl Stone, with some open views. Ascent 270m. OS Explorer 370. GR NO223128. Forest car park. Dep QRC 10:00 Car share. TC £6.00. [South Queensferry]

Thursday 8 May B walk 11km OS 73
Walkerburn Bier Law circular. Forestry walk with gentle ascents and views along forestry tracks. Meet Sainsbury’s car park 10.00am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Thursday 8 May
Circular walk around Glasgow Green, with optional extension along Clyde Walkway, and visit to the People’s Palace. [Stravaigers]

Saturday 10 May   B+ walk   9miles   400m ascent
OS58 NO183019 Lomond Hills linear walk, section of St. Andrew’s Way. Scotlandwell, Munduff Hill, Harperleas Reservoir, Craigmead, Maspie Den, Falkland. Steepish ascent up Munduff Hill but will be taken at easy pace. Bus at beginning and end of walk. Bring bus passes. Meet PVCP 08:30. PD £5.50 [Balerno]

Saturday 10 May   C walk   8km/5 miles
A pleasant walk in Devilla Forest. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. LC 09:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 10 May A walk 19km OS 50
Ben Oss and Beinn Dubhcraig (Munros). 1006m ascent. Meet LNRS 7.00am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Sunday 11 May  B walk  10 miles
Circular from Snuffy Hole. Meet Snuffy Hole car park on Longformacus road NT741541 at 10.00 [Coldstream]

Sunday 11 May Coach B+ B and C walks
Coach to Aberfeldy. Depart Waterloo Place 09:00. Cost £10. Book with leader. [Edinburgh]

Sunday 11 May   B walk   12km/7½ miles
Peebles – Kailzie Hill circular. Joint with Seaford (nr Eastbourne) Ramblers. Ascent 380m (1250ft). OS 73/337, GR NT259392. Dep. LC 08:30. Contact: Sheila Austin 01506 842169 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 11 May  B+ Walk  11.5 miles
Windlestraw Law (760m) circuit from Innerleithen. Highest point of the Moorfoots. Wood and moorland paths. Steep in places. OS73. Meet MIBC 9.00am. [Midlothian]

Sunday 11 May C+ Walk 7 miles
Bonaly, Torduff, Clubbiedean circular walk in the heart of the Pentlands. Not too strenuous. Paths may be muddy in places. Excellent views. Meet MIBC 9.30am. [Midlothian]

Sunday 11 May B 18k (11miles) OS 65 or 72
Circular from West Linton via Baddingsgill, Faw Mount, Mount Maw, Carlops and return by the Pentland Trekking Centre. 354m ascent. Dep NB 0830, Hadd 0845. Cost by car £4.50 [North Berwick]

Sunday 11 May  C walk  11kms/7mls
Round the Forth from Manor Powis. A walk from Fortuna Lodges along the old Tullibody Road to Cambus and into Alloa, returning by paths beside the River Devon to its confluence with the Forth at Blackgrange. Ascent negligible. OS Explorer 366. GR NS827950. Fortuna Lodges 10:30 Dep QRC 09:45 Car share. TC £6.00. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 11 May  B  12km  235m ascent OS 73
KCP 10.00 or car park 531473 10.40 Lauder, Chester Hill Fort, Lauder Common, Burgess’ Cairn, Brown Rig, Scarce Law, start. [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 14 May   B+ walk   13km/8 miles
Games Hope Burn, Great Hill and Donald’s Cleuch from Talla Water Bridge. Joint walk with South Queensferry group. Ascent 520m (1700ft). OS 72, GR NT143201. Dep. WP 09:00. Contact: Doug Crockford/Ken Bain 01313313707/01313311334 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 14 May   C+ walk   10.5km/6½ miles
Circular walk from Yellowcraig car park into Dirleton and Gullane partly on John Muir Way, returning along the coast. Ascent minimal, some undulations. OS 66/351, GR NT515855. Dep. WP 09:45 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 14 May   C walk   6km/3½ miles
Castlelaw Circular from Flotterstone – Hill Fort, Fala Knowe, Phantom’s Cleugh and old filter beds. Path may be muddy in places. Possibility of climbing Castlelaw Hill 488m. Ascent 200m (660ft). OS 344, GR NT233630. Dep. WP 10:00. Contact: 0131 337 6001/07999592038 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 14 May  B+ walk  13kms/8mls
Games Hope Burn, Great Hill and Donald’s Cleuch from Talla Water bridge. Joint walk with Linlithgow Group. Ascent 520m. OS Explorer 330. GR NT143201. Talla Water Bridge. Dep QRC 09:00 Car share. TC £10.00. [South Queensferry]

Saturday 17 May B+ 14.5km/9 miles 600m 5.5hrs
OS73. Linear, Peebles to Innerleithen. Soonhope, Kittlegairy Hill, Soonhope Craig, Caresman Hill (551m), Black Law, Black Knowe, Lee Pen. Contact leader for details. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 17 May  C 5 miles  OS65
Linear: Gore-tex Scottish National Trail (11) Balerno to Slateford Visitor Centre via Water of Leith. Car share required + bus
Meet Balerno. NT163664, DP 10:00, WT 2.5 hours.
Leader: Heather McLoone 01896 820300 or eildon.ramblers@gmail.com [Eildon]

Saturday 17 May   B+ walk   19km/12 miles
Avon Valley, Bowden Hill, Lochcote Reservoir, Witches Craig, Beecraigs Park. Ascent 150m (500ft). OS 65. Dep. LC 09:00 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 17 May  B walk  13kms/8mls
Pentland Hills. Carnethy Hill and Turnhouse Hill from Flotterstone via Glencorse and Loganlea Reservoirs. Ascent 470m. OS Explorer 344. GR NT233632. Flotterstone car park. Dep QRC 10:00 Car share. TC £4.00. [South Queensferry]

Saturday 17 May
Linlithgow loch and town trail, followed by café stop and optional museum visit. [Stravaigers]

Sunday 18 May   B+ walk   15.5km/9½ miles
Grubbit Law and Wideopen Hill. Starting from Morebattle – moderate circular hill walk. Ascent 368m (1210ft). OS 74, GR NT774248. Dep. LC 08:00. Contact: 01506203101 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 18 May B walk 13km OS 72
Broughton Heights circular. 700m ascent. Minor road, hill paths and tracks. Some steep ascents/descents. Meet LNRS 8.00am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Sunday 18 May C  7k (4.5miles) OS 60
Circular from Hillend westwards along the foot of the Pentlands, returning by Swanston village. Short steepish climb at start, otherwise little ascent. Dep NB 0900, Hadd 0915. Cost by car £3.00 [North Berwick]

Sunday 18 May C  8km 100m ascent OS 73
KCP 10.00 or Scots Pine 10.20 Circular, Portmore Estate Woods, Shiplaw, Cemetery Wood, Barony Castle, MAPA Scotland, start. Then optional lunch at Scots Pine licensed tearoom. 62 bus route. [Tweeddale]

Tuesday 20 May approx 11km/7 miles
Aberlady to North Berwick. Joint walk with Aberystwyth Ramblers. A good opportunity to enjoy a walk with another group. 25 or more visitors expected. Contact leader for details. [Edinburgh]

Tuesday 20 May
Combined walk with Aberystwyth Ramblers – details in Edinburgh Group Walks. [North Berwick]

Tuesday 20 May approx 11km/7 miles
Aberlady to North Berwick. Joint walk with Aberystwyth Ramblers. A good opportunity to enjoy a walk with another group. 25 or more visitors expected. Contact leader for details [Stravaigers]

Wednesday 21 May   A walk   10km/6 miles
Munro Ben Vorlich and its North top from Ardlui area. Ascent 1075m (3526ft). OS 56/50. Dep. WP 08:45. Contact: Maria Hybszer 01506 846770 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 21 May   B walk   16km/10 miles
Circular walk from Quarrymill (nr Perth) via Den of Scone, McDuff’s Monument, Lynedoch Obelisk, Murrayshall, and Perth Aerodrome. Ascent 280m (900ft). OS 58, GR NO120252. Dep. WP 09:00. Contact: Malcolm Duncan 01324 625496 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 21 May   D walk   5km/3 miles
Red Squirrel Walk, Devilla Forest. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. WP 10:30 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 21 May  B walk  16kms/10mls
Elie, St Monans and Kilconquhar, including part of the Fife Coastal Path. Ascent 100m. OS Explorer 371. GR NO494002. Elie. Dep QRC 09:30 Car share. TC £7.00. [South Queensferry]

Thursday 22 May C walk 15km OS 65
Carlops circular via North Esk Reservoir, Monks Road and Nine Mile Burn, mainly along track, possibly muddy. Meet Sainsbury’s car park 10.00am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Saturday 24 May   B+ walk   12miles   300m ascent
OS73 NT524480 Lauder circular. Scarce Law, Brown Rig, Girthgate, Inchkeith, Oxton. Return by disused railway. PD £5.50 [Balerno]

Saturday 24 May C 8km/5 miles
OS65. Linear from Dalmeny Church via South Queensferry and Forth Road Bridge to North Queensferry to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its construction, with possible extension to Inverkeithing. Contact leader for transport details. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 24 May   A walk   20km/12 miles
Tolmount and Tom Buidhe from Glen Doll. An ascent of two Munros from Glen Doll following the famous Jock’s Road route. Ascent 970m (3180ft). OS 44, GR NO283761. Dep. LC 07:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 24 May B+ Walk 17km OS 77
Moorbrock Hill, Cairnsmore of Carsphairn, Beninner circular from Water of Ken road (Corbett+ Donald). 800m ascent. Meet LNRS 7.00am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Sunday 25 May  B walk  8 miles
Kelso, Roxburgh, back along old railway. Meet Knowes Car Park, Kelso, at 10.00 [Coldstream]

Sunday 25 May A 12km/7.5 miles 800m 5hrs
OS51. 1 Munro and 4 Tops. Meall nan Tarmachan (1043m) and Tarmachan Hills. Start from NTS car park near Lochan na Lairige / Ben Lawers NN609379. Cost shared per car £50. [Edinburgh]

Sunday 25 May   B walk   13km/8½ miles
Circular walk following the route used for the Lauder Common Riding incorporating part of the Southern Upland Way. Ascent 200m (650ft). OS 73, GR NT530475. Dep. LC 09:00. Contact: Malcolm Duncan 01324 625496 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 25 May B+ walk 21km OS 43
Blair Atholl circular. 650m ascent along hill tracks and minor roads. Meet LNRS 8.00am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Sunday 25 May C Walk 7 miles
Linear walk Bilston to Dalkeith. Catching the No. 40 bus which leaves Dalkeith at 9.15am. Please be at bus stop in plenty of time to catch bus. Remember to bring your bus pass. Coffee at the Mayshade at end of walk. [Midlothian]

Sunday 25 May  A  26k (16 miles) OS 43
Circular from Blair Atholl. Old Blair, Banvie Burn, Allt an t'Seapail, Allt Sheicheachan, Beinn a' Chait and Allt Diridh. Paths and tracks. 750m ascent. Contact leader for more walk details and start times. Cost by car £16.00 [North Berwick]

Sunday 25 May  B walk  11kms/7mls
Benarty Hill, Fife. A walk through Harran Hill Woods, hopefully when the bluebells will be at their best, then up Benarty Hill with its fine view over Loch Leven. Ascent 300m. OS Explorer 367. GR NT170961. Lochore Meadows car park. Dep QRC 09:30 Car share. TC £3.00. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 25 May 
Circular walk from Duddingston Loch car park (Old Church Lane, sometimes known as the Low Road) and then up the steps to Dunsapie Loch (coffee stop), circuit of Arthur’s Seat, back to Duddingston Village taking in Dr Neil’s garden. The walk will finish at Dr Neil’s garden, and as it will be around lunchtime, and there is extensive seating, some walkers may wish to bring along a packed lunch and enjoy the beautiful views. There will also be an optional visit to Duddingston Community Land and Field for those who are interested. 8km/5 miles with no ascent but flight of steps at beginning of walk. [Stravaigers]

Sunday 25 May C  11km negligible ascent OS 74
KCP 10.00 or 755353 11.00 Botanical walk. Sprouston telephone box, Tweedside, Whitmuirhaugh, Banff Mill, Redden Haugh, Limehouse. Possibly into England! Back along former Kelso to Cornhill railway track to Sprouston. [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 28 May   B+ walk   13.5km/8½ miles
Myreton Hill, Colsnaur, and Bengengie circular from Alva. Ascent 675m (2220ft). OS 58/366, GR NS878971. Dep. WP 09:00. Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 28 May   B walk   13.5km/8½ miles
Cromlet Hill from Braco. Ascent 300m (980ft). OS 57/368, GR NN837098. Dep. WP 09:30. Contact: Sheila Austin 01506 842169 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 28 May   C walk   9.5km/6 miles
Dunblane, Kinbuck and Ashfield circular from Dunblane Cathedral car park. Ascent 50m (160ft). OS 366, GR NN781009. Dep. WP 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 31 May B+ 12.9km/8 miles 852m 6hrs
OS51. Corbett and two tops from Rob Roy's grave in Balquhidder NN536209. Meall an Fhiodhain (817m), Carn Chreag (812m) and Meall an t-Seallaidh (852m). Cost shared per car £38. Contact leader for details. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 31 May  B+  9 miles  OS73
Circular: Clovenfords - Meigle Hill. Meet Clovenfords Country Inn.
NT449364, DP 10:00, WT 5 hrs. Walk Leader: 07941 395837 [Eildon]

Saturday 31 May   B walk   14.5km/9 miles
The Three Brethren and Minchmoor from Yarrowford. Ascent 524m (1500ft). OS 73. Dep. LC 08:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 31 May  B walk  11kms/7mls
Birnam and The Hermitage. A circular walk to The Hermitage and Rumbling Bridge, returning via Balhomish and Inchewan Burn. Ascent 150m. OS Explorer 379. GR NO031418. Birnam. Dep QRC 09:30 Car share. TC £9.50. [South Queensferry]

June 2014

Sunday 1 June   B walk   11miles   150m ascent
OS67 NT620725 Pressmennan Wood & Lothian Edge circular. Pressmennan Wood, Deuchrie, Lucknow, Deuchrie Edge, Dunbar Common, Blaik Law, Black Loch, Bennet’s Burn to start. PD £6.50 [Balerno]

Sunday 1 June   A walk   15km/9½ miles
Creag Uchdag (Corbett) from Glen Lednock. Will be taken at an easy pace (Slow A). Ascent 670m (2200ft). OS 51, GR NN742272. Dep. LC 08:30. Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 1 June A walk 17km OS 51
Glen Ogle and Glen Dubh circular. Hill walk with 1800m ascent along rough hill tracks and old rail line. Meet LNRS 8.00am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Sunday 1 June B+ Walk 13 miles
Circular walk near Hawick. Barns, White Hill, Peelbraehope, Hawkhass, Stennishope, Penchrise Peel, Shankend Viaduct to start. Tracks and forest paths. Start GR 504095. Meet MIBC 9.00am. [Midlothian]

Sunday 1 June B Walk 8 miles
Low level Pentland circular from Threipmuir. Road and tracks to Balerno via Glencorse and Harlaw reservoirs. Meet MIBC 9.00am. [Midlothian]

Sunday 1 June  B  14k (9miles)  OS 58
Linear from Blackford to Tillicoultry via Glendevon & the Ochils. Meeting in the car park of the Eaglesgate Retail Centre (NN893085) 420m ascent. Contact leaders for start times. Cost by car £10.50 [North Berwick]

Sunday 1 June
Longniddry to Haddington along old railway line. [Stravaigers]

Sunday 1 June  C+  13km  nominal ascent OS 73
KCP 09.30 or 292527 near Moorfoot 10.00 Circular, Gladhouse Reservoir, Toxside Moss, Toxside, Gladhouse, Mauldslie, Moorfoot, start. [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 4 June  C walk
Meet CHCP 10.00 [Coldstream]

Wednesday 4 June   A walk   8km/5 miles
Ben Vorlich from Loch Earn. Start at Ardvorlich. Steady and then steepening climb to summit. Ascent 900m (3000ft). OS 75/51, GR NN633232. Dep. WP 08:30. Contact: telephone [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 4 June   B walk   10.5km/6½ miles
First Section of Three Lochs Walk from Balloch to Craigendoran. Route is over paths, minor roads, forestry and open moorland with some rough, steep and boggy sections. Cars to Balloch and return by train (30 mins.). Ascent 350m (1100ft). OS 347/56, GR NS383819. Dep. WP 09:00. Contact: I & E Barclay 01506843558/07709620046 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 4 June   C walk   9.5km/6 miles
Beecraigs Country Park. Cathlawhill Woods Circuit. Ascent 90m (300ft). OS 65, GR NT006746. Dep. WP 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 4 June  B walk  10kms/6mls
Castle Law in the Glenearn Hills. An attractive walk that includes a well preserved hill fort with an outstanding view and a late 17th century tower house in a lovely setting by a small loch. Ascent 300m. OS Explorer 369. GR NO087182. Forgandenny. Dep QRC 09:30 Car share. TC £6.50. [South Queensferry]

Thursday 5 June C walk 10km OS 57
Darn Walk Circular, Bridge of Allan.
Riverside and woodland walk on paths, some parts stony and muddy, short stretch on disused road. 6 miles with some slight rises.
Meet Sainsbury’s car park 10.00am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Saturday 7 June   B+ walk   7miles   650m ascent
OS57 NN711161 (church car park 7k west of Dalginross) Glenartney Hills circular. Church car park, Water of Ruchill, Am Beannan, Meall Clachach, Uamh Beag, north-east to start point. PD £11.00 [Balerno]

Saturday 7 June  B walk  10 miles
Selkirk, Lindean Church, Faldonside, Lindean Reservoir, Kittythistle Plantation. Meet Halliwell’s House Museum NT470284 at 10.00 [Coldstream]

Saturday 7 June A+ 16km/10 miles 1000m 8hrs
OS 41&50. The Blackmount Traverse. Linear from car park at Glencoe Ski Centre NN266525, chairlift to 640m followed by 3 Munros - Meall a’Bhuiridh (1108m), Clach Leathad (1099m), Stob Ghabar (1090m) - to car park at Victoria Bridge NN269419. Superb high level route with the option of Stob a’Choire Odhair (945m) for the energetic. Cost shared per car £63. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 7 June  B 6.8 miles  OS73 (Revised 4th June 2014)
Circular: Tweedbank-Rhymer's Glen-Cauldshiels-Faldonside-Abbotsford - Joint walk with Ramblers Group from Paisley.
Meet - Abbey Street car park, Melrose.
NT 548 341, DP 10:00, WT 4 hrs.
Leader: Heather McLoone 01896 820300 or eildon.ramblers@gmail.com [Eildon]

Saturday 7 June   B walk   14.5km/9 miles
Clyde Walkway from Rosebank to Strathclyde Park. Bus journey involved, bring bus pass where applicable. Ascent minimal. OS 64/72/343, GR NS730566. Dep. LC 09:00. Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 7 June A walk 16km OS 50/51
Beinn Heasgarnich (Munro). 1219m ascent. Meet LNRS 7.30am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

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

Sunday 8 June   B+ walk   11km/7 miles
Beinn an t-Sithein circular, starting in Strathyre. Ascent 520m (1710ft). OS 57, GR NN560168. Dep. LC 08:30 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 8 June B+ Walk 7miles
Ben Lomond – 974m. One of the easier Munros with extensive views of both the Highlands and the Lowlands. OS56. Start GR NS359986. Meet MIBC 8.30am. [Midlothian]

Sunday 8 June C+ Walk 8 miles
Linear walk from Lochrin Basin along Union Canal towpath to Ratho. Returning by bus (bring bus passes). OS65/66. Start GR NT246728. Meet MIBC 9.00am. [Midlothian]

Sunday 8 June C+ 10k (6.5miles) OS 73
Circular from Earlston along banks of the river Leader. Impressive views of bluebells (if we are lucky with the timing). Ascent approx 90m. Dep NB 0900, Hadd 0915. Cost by car £5.00 [North Berwick]

Sunday 8 June  B walk  10kms/6mls
The Falkland Estate. A walk up Maspie Den and past the Tyndall Bruce Monument, returning via Arraty Craigs to 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]

Monday 9 June
Linear Cardrona to Peebles along Tweed walkway via Osprey viewing centre. 6.5km/4 miles. [Stravaigers]

Wednesday 11 June   C walk   8km/5 miles
A circular walk from Abercorn via Society. Ascent 40m (130ft). OS 65. Dep. WP 10:00. Contact: Jeannie Black 01506 842804 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 11 June   A walk   17km/11 miles WALK CANCELLED
Blackford to Dollar Linear, via Maddy Moss and King’s Seat Hill. Minibus required – prior booking and cost sharing necessary. Ascent 420m (1870ft). OS 58, GR NN893086. Dep. WP 07:30. Contact: Jeannie Black 01506 842804 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 11 June   B walk   13km/8 miles
From Inversnaid, south along Loch Lomondside on West Highland Way, part of the Low Road past Rowchoish bothy, then switching to the High Road for the return walk. Route is on Harvey Superwalker map “Ben Lomond”. Ascent 225m (740ft). OS 56, GR NN337089. Dep. WP 09:00 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 11 June   D walk   6.5km/4 miles
“Perambulation of the Marches” – a short walk around the old perimeter of the town. Ascent minimal. OS 65, GR NS995770. Meet at the pavement in front of St Ninian’s Craigmailen Church for a 19:00 departure. Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 14 June   B walk   7.5miles   minimal ascent
OS67 NT592772 Dunbar to East Linton along John Muir Way. Bus from East Linton to start of walk at Dunbar Leisure Centre. Bring bus passes. PD £5.50 [Balerno]

Saturday 14 June  B  9.5 miles  OS74
Linear: Joint walk with Berwick Ramblers - Milfield to Cornhill via Crookhouse-Reedsford-Tithe Hill. Meet at Village Shop, Cornhill 9:10 for 9:20 bus.
NT859393, WT 5.5 hrs. Leader: Derrick Joanes 01289 309581 or
derrick@joanes.net [Eildon]

Saturday 14 June   C walk   8km/5 miles
A low level walk in the Pentland Hills from Red Moss car park to Loganlea Reservoir and back. Ascent 190m (625ft). OS 65. Dep. LC 09:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 14 June B+ walk 13km OS 51
Meall nan Tarmachan (Munro). 744m ascent. Meet LNRS 7.30am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Saturday 14 June C 7k (4miles) OS 67
Circular walk from Northfield Visitor Centre to St Abbs Head with good views of cliffs and seabirds, returning via Mire Loch. Easy 60m ascent. Dep NB 0900, Hadd 0915. Cost by car £5.00 [North Berwick]

Saturday 14 June  C walk  9kms/5.5mls
Fife Coastal Walk: East Wemyss to Ravenscraig Park. A linear coastal walk, making use of public transport, visiting West Wemyss and Dysart on the way back to the car park by Ravenscraig Castle. Ascent 50m with one short section of 60 steps. OS Explorer 367. GR NT294927. Ravenscraig Park. Dep QRC 10:00 Car share. TC £4.00. Bus to East Wemyss. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 15 June   A walk   18km/11 miles
Mount Keen. Munro from Glen Esk. Ascent 680m (2200ft). OS 44. Dep. LC 07:30 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 15 June B walk 14km Explorer 338
Dryburgh Abbey circular from Newtown St Boswells on sections of Borders Abbeys Way and St Cuthbert’s Way. Meet LNRS 8.00am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Sunday 15 June A 18k (11.5miles) OS 43/44
The 4 Glenshee Munros. Starting from the bridge over the Cairnwell Burn on A93, up to Carn an Tuirc, Cairn of Claise, Tolmount, Tom Buidhe, east over Ca Whims and returning by Sron na Gaoithe. 930m ascent. Contact leader for start times. Cost by car £15.50 [North Berwick]

Sunday 15  June  No scheduled walk [Tweeddale]

Tuesday 17 June
Ascent of Corstorphine Hill from Balgreen Road at a very leisurely pace. [Stravaigers]

Wednesday 18 June   B+ walk   16km/10 miles
Eagle Walk – Glen Clova, Loch Esk, Jock’s Road Circuit. A walk along the side of the River South Esk to the Falls of Bachnagairn at the head of Glen Clova before climbing over open moorland and joining Jock’s Road back through Glen Doll. A possibility of seeing golden eagles on the cliffs at the head of Glen Clova. Bring binoculars if you have them. Ascent 627m (2060ft). OS 44, GR NO283761. Dep. WP 08:00 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 18 June   B walk   13km/8 miles
Drymen – West Highland Way circular. Ascent 240m (786ft). OS 56/57, GR NS475886. Dep. WP 09:30 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 18 June   D walk   5km/3 miles
Almondell Country Park. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. WP 10:30 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 18 June  B walk  8kms/5mls
Swanston to Boghall circular. A walk from Hillend Country Park via Swanston village and Windy Door Nick between Allermuir and Caerketton Hills, returning via Boghall. Ascent 300m. OS Explorer 344. GR NT249669. Hillend. Dep QRC 10:00 Car share. TC £3.00. [South Queensferry]

Thursday 19 June C+ walk 8km OS 65
West Cairn Woods encompassing Harperrig Reservoir and Squirrel Wood. 90m ascent along forest tracks. Meet Sainsbury’s car park 10.00am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Saturday 21 June  B walk  11.5 miles
Carfrae Mill, Tollishill. Meet car park opposite Carfrae Mill Hotel NT509534 at 10.00 [Coldstream]

Saturday 21 June B 12.5km/7.75 miles 250m 4.5hrs
OS73. Linear Eddleston to Peebles via Barony Hotel, Swiss Cabin Wood, Hare Laws, Fairydean Burn, Nether Stewarton, Mosshouse, Upper Kidston Farm Road, Kidston Burn, round Hamilton Hill, Standalane and Eddleston Water. Contact leader for details. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 21 June   A walk   10km/6 miles
Corbett – Stob Dubh, Beinn Ceitlein from Glen Etive. Ascent 900m (2950ft). OS 50, GR NN137468. Dep. LC 08:00. Contact: Noreen Whitelaw 01506 238659 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 21 June B walk 11km OS 56
Beinn Bheula (Corbett). 730m ascent. Meet LNRS 7.00am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Saturday 21 June  B  12km 230m ascent OS 66
Linear, return by bus. Meet at Peebles PO for 09.40 No. 62 First bus to Gowkley Moss roundabout for 10.30 walk start at 258634, or by car from KCP at 10.00 Note it is a Saturday! Park at Copper Bowl Restaurant. Walk Bush Estate, Pentlandfield, Seafield Mill, Boghall Farm, shoulder of Allermuir Hill, top of ski slope, Swanston, Howden Burn, Colinton (Hostelry). Good bus service back to start point. Bring bus pass. [Tweeddale]

Sunday 22 June   B+ walk   8.5miles   850m ascent
OS51 NN729289 Comrie area. Hill walk from Loch Lednock Dam. Creag Uchdag (Corbett), Dunan, Invergeldie, Spout Rolla. PD £11.50 [Balerno]

Sunday 22 June   B walk   14.5km/8½ miles
Cauldshiels Loch and River Tweed from Melrose Abbey. Ascent 235m (770ft). OS 73, GR NT547341. Dep. LC 08:30. Contact: Allan Black 01506 842804 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 22 June C+ walk 14km OS 52
Ross circular (Comrie) from Ross Village via Water of Ruchill, Blairmore Farm and Aberuchill Castle. 450m ascent mainly on farm roads and paths with a grassy section. Meet LNRS 8.00am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Sunday 22 June B Walk 9 Miles
Circular from Eddleston. Eddleston to Shiplaw – Cloich Hills – Upper Stewarton – Eddleston. OS73. Start GR 242473. Meet MIBC 9.00am. [Midlothian]

Sunday 22 June B  14k (9miles)  OS 74 or 80
Circular from Jedburgh via Howden, Hunthill, the Sandy Road, Dere Street, Mount Ulston and Hartrigge. 100m ascent. Dep NB 0830, Hadd 0845. Cost by car £7.00
Circular from Melrose via Newstead, Rhymer’s Stone, Eildon Hills, Hall and village. Return by old railway, viaduct and Roman camp. 200m of gentle ascent. Dep NB 0900, Hadd 0915. Cost by car £6.00 [North Berwick]

Sunday 22 June  B walk  16km/10mls
Tyninghame circular. A walk along the shore to the hidden harbour at Seacliff, returning by inland tracks and paths. Ascent negligible. OS Explorer 351. GR NT628809. Near Tyninghame. Dep QRC 09:00 Car share. TC £8.50. [South Queensferry]

Wednesday 25 June   B+ walk   21km/13 miles
“Perambulation of the Marches” – the longer walking route via Blackness. Option to return by bus from Blackness. Ascent 175m (570ft). OS 65, GR NT002771. Dep. LC 09:00. Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 25 June   C walk   8km/5 miles
Circular at Callander under Crags, R. Teith, Roman Camp, Auchenlaich long Barrow, Bracklinn Falls. Ascent 90m (230ft). OS 57/366, GR NN638083. Dep. WP 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 25 June EVENING
Roslin circular. [Stravaigers]

Saturday 28 June C 11km/7 miles 4.5hrs
OS66. Linear from Wester Hailes to Kaimes. First stage (of 5) of a complete stroll around Edinburgh. Wester Hailes (“low-rise” has replaced “high-rise”), Spylaw (Sir Robert Lorimer’s Arts and Crafts villas), Water of Leith, Covenanter Woods, Oxgangs, Hunter's Tryst, Lothian Burn, Kaimes Cross Road. Meet Wester Hailes Plaza (main entrance to Westside Shopping Mall). Contact leader for public transport arrangements. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 28 June A 20km/12.4 miles 950m 7.5hrs
OS50. 1 Munro. Beinn Bhuidhe (948m) from car park at north east end of Loch Fyne NN194126. Cost shared per car £60. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 28 June  C  5 miles  OS67 (revised 18th June 2014)
Circular: Coldingham coastal walk. Meet Beach car park. NT916666
DP 10:00, WT 3 hrs followed by beach barbecue lunch, bring disposable barbecues and food. Leader: Martin Davison 01835 823833 or martin.bamburgh@btinternet.com [Eildon]

Saturday 28 June   B walk   18km/11 miles
Longniddry to Drem via old railway (return by train). Ascent 120m (395ft). OS 66, GR NT445763. Dep. LC 08:30. Contact: 01506 203101 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 28 June B+ walk 13km OS 51
Beinn nan Oighreag (Corbett). 838m ascent. Meet LNRS 7.30am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Saturday 28 June  B walk  10kms/6mls
Traquair and Minch Moor. A circular walk from Traquair via Minch Moor following part of the Southern Upland Way. Great views from the summit on a clear day. Ascent 410m. OS Explorer 337. GR NT331345. Southern Upland Way car park. Dep QRC 09:00 Car share. TC £8.00. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 29 June B walk 8miles minimal ascent
OS58 NT128943 Blairadam Forest (Kelty). Circular walk in Blairadam forest starting from Clentry car park. Good views, mostly on paths. PD £4.50 [Balerno]

Sunday 29 June   A walk   21km/13 miles
Beinn a’ Ghlo. Circuit of three Munros from Loch Moraig, near Monzie, Blair Atholl. Ascent 1300m (4260ft). OS 43, GR NN905671. Dep. LC 07:30. Contact: Karen Horsley and Jenni Bruce Karen Horsley 01738 550496 Jenni Bruce 01506 844482 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 29 June   C walk   9.5km/6 miles
Slateford Circuit. Train involved. Ascent minimal. OS 66. Meet at Linlithgow Railway Station 09:14. [Linlithgow]

Sunday 29 June B Walk 12km OS 58
Lomond Hills circular via Holl reservoir, Bishop Hill and West Lomond. 300m ascent along paths and hill tracks. Meet LNRS 8.00am. Offers of /requests for transport to the leader. [Livingston]

Sunday 29 June A Walk  8 miles
Munro. Stob Coire an Lochan – Stob Binnein (Munro) – Meall na Dige then south ridge to start. Starting from Inverlochlarig. OS51/57. Start GR 446185. Meet MIBC 8.00am. [Midlothian]

Sunday 29 June C+ 8 miles
Dalkeith – Newbattle – Lady Lothian’s Plantation – Cockpen, Upper Dalhousie and return to Dalkeith. Meet MIBC 9.30am. [Midlothian]

Sunday 29 June  C  11km  50+m ascent OS 72
KCP 10.00 or West Linton Golf Club 141521 10.30 Circular, Lynedale, Stoneypath, Tocherknowe, Baddingsgill, and return. [Tweeddale]

July 2014

Wednesday 2 July  C walk
Meet CHCP 10.00 [Coldstream]

Wednesday 2 July   A walk   11km/7 miles
Stob a’Choin, a Corbett, from Inverlochlarig. Ascent 790m (2590ft). OS 56/57, GR NN445184. Dep. WP 08:30. Contact: telephone [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 2 July   B walk   13km/8 miles
Peebles circular via Jedderfield, Kidston Farm and Eddleston water. Ascent 350m (1050ft). OS 73. Dep. WP 09:15 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 2 July   C walk   10km/6 miles
Walk from Falkirk High station along both canals to Grahamston via the Falkirk Wheel. Ascent minimal. OS 65/349, GR NS883791. Meet at Linlithgow Railway Station 09:45 for 10:04 train [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 2 July  C+ walk  11kms/7mls
Along the River Tyne. A walk from East Linton via Pencraig Brae to Hailes Castle, then back alongside the river to Preston Mill, Phantassie Dovecot, Knowes to Tyninghame. Ascent 100m. OS Explorer 351. GR NT591775. East Linton High Street. Dep QRC 09:30 Car share. TC £8.00. [South Queensferry]

Thursday 3 July B walk 13km OS 57
Ben Gullipen, Callander. 410m steady climb along paths and forest tracks with extensive views over the surrounding countryside. Meet Sainsbury’s car park 9.30am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Saturday 5 July  B walk  11 miles
Yair, SUW, Neidpath Hill, Caddonfoot, Ashiestiel, Minch Moor, Three Brethren. Meet Yair Bridge NT459324 at 10.00 [Coldstream]

Saturday 5 July B+ 19.3km/12 miles 360m 6hrs
OS73 &79. Hawick to Selkirk - part of Borders Abbeys Way. Contact leader for details. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 5 July  C  5miles  OS73
Circular: Newtown St Boswells-Tweed (Monksford)-Rhymer's Stone. Meet Council car park, Newtown St Boswells. NT577317, DP 10:00, WT 4hrs.
Leader: Helen Todd 07736 944413 or helen972todd@gmail.com [Eildon]

Saturday 5 July   A walk   11km/6½ miles
Ben Vane, from Inveruglas Visitor Centre car park, opp. power station. Rough tracks and ground. This is an “A” Grade walk, led at a slower pace. Ascent 920m (3018ft). OS 56/364, GR NN323099. Dep. LC 08:30. Contact: Vicky Barclay 07761540869 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 5 July B walk 11km OS 42
Meall Chuaich (Munro). 610m ascent. Meet LNRS 7.30am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Sunday 6 July   B+ walk   7.5miles   650m ascent
OS72 NT031310 Culter Fell (748m, county peak of Lanarkshire). Start near Culter Allers Farm, Fell Shin, Culter Fell, Moss Law, Holm Nick, Gathersnow Hill, Coulter Reservoir, Culter Water valley. PD £6.00 [Balerno]

Sunday 6 July   B walk   12km/7½ miles
Tarbrax – Woolfords – Cobbinshaw Hill circular. Industrial archeology interest (shale mining). Likely to be boggy in places. Ascent 100m (330ft). OS 65/344, GR NT026552. Dep. LC 09:30. Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 6 July C Walk 7miles
Linear walk from Temple to Mayfield via Arniston and Gorebridge. OS66. Meet MIBC 9.30am. [Midlothian]

Sunday 6 July  C+ walk  9kms/5.5mls
Gartocharn and the banks of Loch Lomond. A walk as far as Shore Wood, part of the Loch Lomond Nature Reserve, combined with a short climb to the summit of Duncryne Hill, with its view over the Highland Boundary Fault and the mountains beyond. Ascent 142m. OS Explorer 347. GR NS429863. Gartocharn. Dep QRC 09:00 Car share. TC £11.00. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 6 July  B  14km  200m ascent OS 73
Circular picnic walk. KCP 10.00 or Melrose car park opp. Greenyards 10.40 Melrose, Rhymer’s Glen, Cauldshiels Loch, Faldonside Loch, Abbotsford, Melrose. Bring only a little food for yourself, and bite sized extras to share. (3 stops planned!) [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 9 July   B walk   13km/8 miles
Cleekhimin Bridge (nr. Carfraemill) circular. Circular via Longcroft, Glenburnie, The Howe, & Cadam Law. Ascent 200m (650ft). OS 73, GR NT529537. Dep. WP 09:30. Contact: Malcolm Duncan 01324 625496 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 9 July   C walk   8km/5 miles
Letham Glen to Lundin Links. Ascent minimal. OS 59. Dep. WP 10:00. Contact: nkleys@btinternet.com [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 9 July   D walk   4km/2½ miles
Blackness. Pleasant walk on low path – Wester Shore Wood. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. WP 10:30 [Linlithgow]

Thursday 10 July
From Bo’ness Station car park, along foreshore, with optional trip on steam train and museum visit. [Stravaigers]

Saturday 12 July   B+ walk   9miles   400m ascent
OS58 NO183019 Lomond Hills linear walk, section of St. Andrew`s Way. Scotlandwell, Munduff Hill, Harperleas Reservoir, Craigmead, Maspie Den, Falkland. Steepish ascent up Munduff Hill but will be taken at easy pace. Bus at beginning and end of walk. Bring bus passes. Meet PVCP 08.30. PD £5.50 [Balerno]

Saturday 12 July  B+  9 miles  OS73/79
Circular: Ashkirktown-Ogilvie Cairn-Leap Linn-Shielswood Loch. Meet Ashkirktown lay-by on A7 600m south of Ashkirk turning. NT473218,
DP 10:00, WT 5.5 hrs. Walk Leader: 07941 395837 [Eildon]

Saturday 12 July   C walk   8km/5 miles
A low level walk in the Ochil Hills from Castle Campbell by Glenquey Reservoir to Glendevon and back. Ascent minimal. OS 58. Dep. LC 09:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 12 July  C walk  10kms/6mls
Loch Leven Heritage Trail: Mary’s Gate Route. Walk follows a series of tracks and trails, passing several natural beauty spots and sites of historical interest from Kinross to Burleigh Sands. Ascent negligible. OS Explorer 369. GR NO122017. Kinross. Dep QRC 10.00 Car share. TC £3.50. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 13 July Coach B+ B and C walks
Coach to Melrose/The Eildons. Depart Waterloo Place 09:00. Cost £10. Book with leader. [Edinburgh]

Sunday 13 July A+ 18km/11.2 miles 950m 7hrs
OS34&42. Creag Meagaidh. Circular from Aberarder NN483873 on A86. Start at SNH car park and take the path up the glen, continue above the Allt Coire Ardair to the Window, south to the plateau and southwest then west to the summit of Creag Meagaidh (1130m). Return over Puist Coire Ardair (1070m), Sron a’ Ghoire (1001m) and descend to Aberarder. Cost shared per car £70. [Edinburgh]

Sunday 13 July   B walk   14km/8½ miles
Falkirk Circular – Greenrigg, Lionthorn, Union Canal, Callander Park, Union Canal, Bantaskine Estate. Ascent 200m (650ft). OS 65, GR NS859785. Dep. LC 09:00. Contact: Malcolm Duncan 01324 625496 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 13 July B walk 14km OS 52
Meall nam Fuarah circular, summit and along riverside. 400m ascent, along tracks and paths. Meet LNRS 8.00am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Sunday 13 July B Walk 7.5 miles
Circular walk round St Mary’s Loch on tracks, paths and possibly through fields. Park at south end of loch at James Hogg monument. OS 73. Meet MIBC 9.30am. [Midlothian]

Sunday 13 July B   17k (10.8miles) OS 75
Circular from Wooler via Waud House, Wooler Common, Broadstruthers burn, Commonburn House, Tom Tallon’s Crag. 500m ascent. Dep NB 0815, Hadd 0830. Cost by car £9.00 [North Berwick]

Sunday 13 July  B  19km  negligible ascent OS 59
Fife Coastal Path, Crail to Elie. Phone for start point. KCP 09.00 [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 16 July   B+ walk   18.5km/11½ miles
Culter Fell circular. Ascent 915m (3000ft). OS 72, GR NT031311. Dep. WP 09:00. Contact: Doug Crockford/Ken Bain 01313313707/01313311334 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 16 July   C+ walk   12.5km/7½ miles
Loop of Loch Freuchie. Circular walk in Glen Quaich. Part of the long distance Rob Roy Way. Ascent minimal. OS 52, GR NN899366. Dep. WP 09:00. Contact: 01506 844253 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 16 July   C walk   10km/6 miles
Circular from Aberlady to Gullane Bents. Coastal walk on beaches and golf links. Ascent 79m (260ft). OS 66/351, GR NT471805. Dep. WP 09:30. Contact: Alan Norton 01506 843375/240948 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 16 July  B walk  13kms/8mls
Linlithgow to Bo’ness via the steam railway. A circular walk over the hill to Bo’ness, returning partly by steam train (c.£4.00) to Birkhill, then back via Linlithgow Loch. Ascent 150m. OS Explorer 349. GR NS995770. West Port, Linlithgow. Dep QRC 09:30 Car share. TC £2.00. [South Queensferry]

Thursday 17 July C walk 8km OS 65
Charlestown and Limekilns circular (Fife). Negligible ascent along paths, minor road and estate tracks. Meet Sainsbury’s car park 10.00am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Saturday 19 July   B walk   9miles   100m ascent
OS67 NT592772 East Linton to North Berwick along John Muir Way, possible ascent of North Berwick Law. Bus to start of walk. Bring bus passes. PD £6.00 [Balerno]

Saturday 19 July B 11.3 or 14.5km/7 or 9 miles 4hrs
OS73. Circular from Walkerburn via Bierlaw. Option to add a further 3.2km/2 miles river walk to Innerleithen. Contact leader for details. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 19 July   A walk   13km/8 miles
Dalmally Horseshoe – Munro Stob Diamh and 2 tops, Sron an Isean and Stob Garbh. Ascent 1100m (3600ft). OS 50, GR NN132283. Dep. LC 08:00. Contact: Maria Hybszer 01506 846770 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 19 July B walk 9km OS 56
The Cobbler (Corbett). 890m ascent. Meet LNRS 7.00am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Sunday 20 July  B walk  11 miles
Ingram, Prendwick, Chesters. Meet Ingram Visitor Centre NU019163 at 10.00 [Coldstream]

Sunday 20 July   B walk   13km/8 miles
Tyninghame Links and Wood. A walk through woodland and along one of the finest beaches on the east coast. Ascent 50m (160ft). OS 67, GR NT627809. Dep. LC 09:00 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 20 July A+ walk 20km OS 51
Creag Mac Ranaich and Meall an t-Seallaidh (Corbetts). 1050m ascent. There is a good track running up Glen Kendrum to the pass, but no paths once you have left this. The ascent of Creag Mac Ranaich is very steep. Meet LNRS 8.00am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Sunday 20 July C+ Walk 6 miles
Dunbar coastal walk along the John Muir Way. Meet MIBC 10.00am. [Midlothian]

Sunday 20 July C 11k (7miles) OS 67
Circular from Abbey St Bathans to Ellemford Bridge via Roughside Wood, return by Greenhope Wood, Dipper Wood, Barnside Hill and Square Wood. Easy ascents. Dep NB 0900, Hadd 0915. Cost by car £4.50 [North Berwick]

Sunday 20 July  C walk  8kms/5mls
River Tweed at Dryburgh Abbey. A walk from the Abbey across the River Tweed by the suspension bridge to join St Cuthbert’s Way along the south bank of the river, returning by Mertoun Bridge. An option to visit the nearby William Wallace’s statue. Ascent 40m. OS Explorer 338. GR NT592318. Abbey car park. Dep QRC 09:00 Car share. TC £10.50. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 20 July B+ 13k 830m ascent OS 79, Explorer 330
Circular from Grey Mare’s Tail at 10.45. Climb to Loch Skeen and Lochcraighead, Donald’s Cleuch Head, White Coomb, Rough Crags, Tail Burn. [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 23 July   A walk   10.5km/6½ miles
A circular walk ascending Munros Beinn Ghlas and Ben Lawers. A slow A walk, ascending two Munros on good paths. Ascent 968m (3180ft). OS 378/51, GR NN608378. Dep. WP 08:30 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 23 July   B walk   17.5km/11 miles
Traquair to Yarrow and return via the path to the east of Glengaber Hill. Ascent 505m (1650ft). OS 73, GR NT331345. Dep. WP 09:00. Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 23 July   C walk   10km/6 miles
Callander to Falls of Leny. Linear walk along disused railway line to impressive Falls of Leny. Ascent minimal. OS 57, GR NN626080. Dep. WP 10:00. Contact: Liz Watson 01506 844253 (This replaces the walk shown in TRAIL) [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 23 July   C walk   8km/5 miles WALK CANCELLED
Colinton to Slateford by Water of Leith and return by Union Canal and Clovenstone. Paths may be muddy. Steps up to Canal aqueduct at Slateford. Ascent 50m (160ft). OS 350, GR NT215691. Dep. WP 10:00. Contact: 0131 337 6001/07999592038 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 26 July   B walk   6.5miles   420m ascent
OS72 NT143201 Broad Law (840m, county peak of Peeblesshire & Selkirkshire). Talla Water Bridge, Fans Law, Cairn Law, Broad Law, Porridge Cairn, Talla Water Bridge. PD £8.00 [Balerno]

Saturday 26 July C 11km/7 miles 4.5hrs
OS66. Linear from Kaimes to Queen Margaret University. 2nd stage (of 5) of a complete stroll around Edinburgh. Kaimes, South-house, Gilmerton Dykes, Old Gilmerton (oldest houses in Edinburgh’s southern fringe), Drum Riding, Danderhall, over two old coal bings, Queen Margaret University. Meet at Kaimes Cross Road. Contact leader for public transport arrangements. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 26 July  B+  13 miles  OS72/73
Linear: John Buchan Way-Broughton to Peebles. Meet at Peebles Post Office on Eastgate at 8.50am for 9.00am bus to Broughton. NT254405,
WT 7-7.5 hours. (check bus time with leader, prior walk)
Leader: Heather McLoone 01896 820300 or eildon.ramblers@gmail.com [Eildon]

Saturday 26 July   A walk   16km/10 miles
Stuc a’ Chroin from Braeleny Farm, Callander. This route includes a river crossing. Heavy rain prior to the walk may mean a change of plan. Ascent 770m (2500ft). OS 57, GR NN637108. Dep. LC 08:00. Contact: Eric Wilson mobile 07919 210819 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 26 July   C walk   8km/5 miles
Yellowcraig to North Berwick and Bass Rock. Phone leader at least 10 days in advance to book. Ascent minimal. OS 66. Dep. LC 09:00. [Linlithgow]

Saturday 26 July A Walk 23km OS 44
Broad Cairn & Cairn Bannoch (2 Munros). Circular from Glen Clova returning by Jock’s Road. 900m ascent. Meet LNRS 7.00am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Saturday 26 July  B walk  11kms/7mls
Kinnoull Hill, Perth. A circular walk from Branklyn Garden, up Kinnoull Hill, along the Coronation Road to Scone, a visit to the David Douglas memorial, then back along the banks of the Tay to the start. Ascent 300m. OS Explorer 369. GR NO126226. Branklyn Garden. Dep QRC 09:30 Car share. TC £7.00. [South Queensferry]

Saturday 26 July
Dirleton to Yellowcraig circular. 9.5km/6 miles. [Stravaigers]

Sunday 27 July   B walk   18km/11 miles
Leven to Elie via Letham Glen. Return by bus. Ascent minimal. OS 59. Dep. LC 08:30 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 27 July C+ walk 10km OS 66
A slow Pentland wander incorporating Maiden’s Cleugh, Bonaly Reservoir and Phantom’s Cleugh. 270m ascent along hill tracks and paths (may be muddy). Meet LNRS 9.00am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

Sunday 27 July A Walk 13.5 miles
The Girthgate Walk. OS73. Start GR 490530. Meet MIBC 9.00am. [Midlothian]

Sunday 27 July C Walk 7miles
Circular from Dalmeny via River Almond and Craigie Hill. OS65. Meet MIBC 9.30am. [Midlothian]

Sunday 27 July A 24k (15miles) OS 57
The Mell Trail, circular from Glen Finglas past Glen Finglas reservoir, Lag a’ Phuil and return by Finglas water. All on tracks. 500m ascent. Contact leader for start times. Cost by car £11.50 [North Berwick]

Sunday 27 July  C+  7km  130m ascent OS 73
Circular, Gordon Banks Way. KCP 10.30 or Cardrona shop 10.50 Golf Course to new footbridge and follow former railway path, turning left to Velvet Hall, (care in crossing the A72). Proceed to Glenormiston Farm and ascend behind Woodend to reach open views of Cardrona and Horsburgh. Down and up through rough fields and woods to emerge above Nether Horsburgh. Descend and cross A72 with care, enter field on left and back to start, for refreshments? It should be possible to use the bus from Peebles, leaving the Eastgate at 10.40. [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 30 July  A walk   22km/14 miles
A couple of Munros from Corrour station – Carn Dearg and Sgòr Gaibhre. Will only go ahead if weather prospects are good. Early start and late return. Ascent 870m (2880ft). OS 41/42, GR NN355664. Dep. WP 05:45. NB. Please book in advance with leader Derek Lawson 01506 840446 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 30 July   B walk   11km/7 miles
Queenzieburn to Kilsyth Circular. This starts as a hill walk over rough ground then descends into Kilsyth town for easier walking. Walk starts at Village hall car park on Mill Rd. Ascent 260m (845ft). OS 348, GR NS692774. Dep. WP 09:30 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 30 July   C walk   8km/5 miles
Gartmorn Dam Circular, via Hillend, Linn Mill and Black Devon, Gartmornhill Wood. Ascent 70m (230ft). OS 58, GR NS911940. Dep. WP 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 30 July  B walk  16kms/10mls
Falkirk Wheel to the Milk Barn. A walk via woodland paths, farm roads, canal towpath and tunnel to the locally famous Milk Barn for home-made ice creams. Ascent 150m. OS Explorer 349. GR NS853802. Falkirk Wheel car park. Dep QRC 09:00 Car share. TC £3.50. [South Queensferry]

Thursday 31 July C walk 9km OS 66
Aberlady-Gullane circular. Minimal ascent coastal and beach walk on tracks, beach and paths. Meet Sainsbury’s car park 10.00am. Offers of/requests for transport to leader. [Livingston]

August 2014

Friday 1 August
Pollock Country Park, with optional visit to Burrell Collection. [Stravaigers]