The shocking levels of ill-health in Scotland are some of the worst in the developed world. Scotland has the lowest life expectancy in Western Europe. In some areas of Scotland, life expectancy is actually declining. Scotland has the highest rate of drug deaths in the world. Scotland has some of the highest levels of obesity in the world. There are also shocking levels of smoking and smoking related diseases in Scotland.
HOW CAN RAMBLING HELP YOU?
Rambling is one of the best ways to keep fit as it aids weight loss, increases well-being, reduces stress, combats depression, tones the body and increases muscle and bone strength. There is also plenty of free vitamin D from being out in the sunshine. Keeping fit by rambling also reduces the pressure on the NHS.
Rambling with a sociable and friendly group means you make new friends, enjoy a chat and have a few laughs too.
We are a lively and friendly rambling and social group which is open to all. You will be assured of a warm welcome and meet new friends. We offer a range of walks to suit everyone in and around Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian.
Join us to enjoy some walks and get lots of fresh air, enjoy good company, see interesting places, wildlife, scenery and learn about local history.
ALL OF OUR WALKS CAN BE REACHED BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT - NONE OF OUR WALKS ARE CAR BASED.
We normally stop to have a couple of breaks and lunch on our walks. Please ensure that you carry some water and something to eat. A pair of boots or stout walking shoes, plus a waterproof jacket are recommended.
We have the occasional social event in a cafe, bar, restaurant or cinema etc.
NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED ON ANY OF OUR WALKS.
SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES REGARDING SOCIAL DISTANCING AND HYGIENE MUST BE OBSERVED ON ALL OUR WALKS.
LITTER IS EVERYWHERE IN SCOTLAND. PLEASE TAKE ALL YOUR LITTER HOME WITH YOU.
MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION: Membership costs five pounds (£5.00) per year and can be paid on the next walk you attend. Membership runs from January to December.
Participation on any walk is entirely at your own risk. We have no public liability insurance. If you put your name down for a walk and subsequently change your mind please alter your RSVP as this will allow someone on the waiting list to go on the walk.
Welcome to our group and hope to see you on some of our walks.