Hi there, this is a walking and generally getting out group aimed at people who suffer from anxiety and depression. The aim of this group is to provide an easy going and safe environment where people can enjoy getting out and about without feeling pressure to fit, be super friendly or behave in a certain way.

Exercise, fresh air and socializing can do wonders for your mental health and can be a big help in managing ongoing problems or just feeling good. Unfortunately though, it's not always easy to motivate yourself to get out and do things. Hopefully the idea of some low pressure company and the beautiful Edinburgh scenery will help us all get outside, get exercising and feel better. You are absolutely encouraged to go at your own pace, come and go as you please and if you RSVP yes then can't come on the day that is fine.

This isn't a therapy group and I have no special expertise - it's just a place where you have to worry less.

Join up and see if any of our suggestions take your fancy.

- Annie

Want to suggest a meetup? The easiest way is to join our Facebook Group or you can just send me an email.

Fancy organising some walks or other events? It's pretty easy! See here.

If you are new, want to suggest a meetup or just want more information please visit the information page.


This group serves to organise walks only. I am always happy to advise but it is your own responsibility to make sure that you are adequately prepared for the walks and that the walks you chose are suitable for you. This is especially true for hill walks where it is very important that you have proper footwear and clothing. It is also advisable to bring a little food and water.

Most of the walks we do are relatively tame but this group has no insurance or first aiders. Walkers must make their own decisions about risk and we cannot be held responsible for any accidents.

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  • Annie Chesney founded Edinburgh Walks for Happiness

    on July 28

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