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Join us for a walk up Arthur's Seat! Another vigorous walk up Edinburgh's wee mountain. A reasonably good level of fitness is required - be prepared for some steep sections and step climbing. You'll need decent boots or shoes as it can be slippery, as well as a warm & weatherproof clothing, and some water on warm days. Walk Details (approx) Distance: 4-5 miles Cumulative ascent: up to 400 metres Duration: 2 hours Meet us at the the black information kiosk (https://firstname.lastname@example.org,-3.1695431,3a,75y,336.01h,98.08t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s34zLH2xjH0EEZ42stRoa3g!2e0!7i13312!8i6656) in the Holyrood carpark (between the Palace and the crags). The route is decided on the day and we'll walk for up to two hours returning to the start point. Weather permitting, we'll take in great views across Edinburgh, the Lothians and beyond. Treats at the top are always welcome if anyone fancies bringing some to share :) Anything really, we're always grateful. Hemma-time. Then Hemma Cafe/Bar afterwards for refreshments. Dogs You're very welcome to bring your dug on this walk, provided you also bring a short lead. Getting there It's about a 15-20 minute walk from North Bridge. Also, Lothian bus 300 stops at the foot of the Royal Mile near the Parliament and Palace, round the corner from the start point. You can usually park at this Historic Scotland car park (£1/hour weekdays) - but throughout the year there are events that close the car park, so we advise you to check ahead. Walkers are responsible for their own safety, and no member or organiser from the group can be held responsible in case of any mishap. ------- Please update your RSVP if you can't make it (a decent length of time in advance if the meetup is full - ideally the day before - to give others a chance to take your spot). Thanks! ------ Hope to see you there :)
Another instalment of my regular midweek walk. We cover around 8km (5 miles) in 90 mins walking a circuit around the city centre in a mixture of flat, gentle gradients and some stairs. The route is decided on the day, but will be mostly pavement underfoot so comfortable walking shoes or trainers will be fine. Dress appropriately for the weather and bring a small torch. Optionally after the walk, refreshments at The Alexander Graham Bell (Wetherspoons). RSVP’s Open at 8PM a week before the event to avoid any confusion with the previous weeks walk. Close at 6PM the day before the event. Only those marked as ‘Going’ should come along. Don’t ask for a place after RSVP’s are closed or turn up for this walk without a confirmed place. Signing up for this event or to the waitlist confirms you understand and agree to the following terms: Walkers are responsible for their own safety, and no member or organiser from the group can be held responsible in case of any mishap. Event hosts have the right to enquire regarding and decide on the suitability of guests for each event. This includes changing RSVP's to 'No' if deemed necessary. Waitlisted guests may be added in non-chronological order. Please double check the event is still scheduled and that you remain on the guest list from 6PM on the evening prior to the event. Not suitable for dog walking, so no dogs please.
Join me for this circular walk in the remote Southern Pentlands with smooth and minor ascents, great views towars the Borders hills and chances to spot some wildlife ( birds (geese, birds of prey, pheasants, grouse etc) , deers) and prehistoric burial cairns. We first ascend along Lyne Water, pass by at Lynedale House and take a farm track above the Golf course towards North Slipperfield, then up to and over the dam of Westwater Reservoir to spot some pink footed geese - if we are lucky- before we take a track westwards towards Medwin Water , but before we hit the water we turn southwards through the moorland to gain another farmtrack towards Garvald. Once at the pond we follow the track along the woodland eastwards, the Garvald Burn to our right hand -but in a distance. Very soon we see to our left the Nether Cairn (https://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2569690 and https://www.eyeofthepsychic.com/log_art4/) and 800 m later Upper Cairn, believed to be 4000 years old burial cairns. Very soon, after crossing some smaller burns or puddles, we reach the West Linton Golf course which we carefully cross to catch the Roman Road coming from the south until we hit the road coming down from Baddinsgill towards West Linton which we take downwards to the village, for the busstop at A702 and for the non-compulsory refreshment at the Gordon Arms. Requirements: a substantial good level of fitness is required for this 16 km/10 mi walk with minor ups and downs . Distance: ca 16 km /10 mi Route: can be found here : https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7332799 Total time: ca 4 to 5 hours plus breaks (or as long as it takes ) Terrain: tarmac , gravel paths, grass paths, farm tracks, muddy paths, over moorland and yes, we may also cross some stiles or fences and go through gates Clothing: walking boots with good grip, all weather clothing, waterproofs, Food /drink: bring a packed lunch and sufficient water to avoid dehydration Dogs: dogs are welcome on this route, however we may share our way with livestock (horses, cattle, sheep ) , as long as you have a short lead with you. Getting there: Stagecoach bus 101A will bring us to West Linton, leaving 09.20 Gate E at the Edinburgh Bus Station (lothian road 09.28, Tollcross 09.34, Morningside 09.42 ,Fairmilehead 09.51) arriving 10.12. Adult single £ 3.50, adult day return £ 6.40. When you come by car, let me know and please make sure you are there before the bus arrives, once the bus has arrived, we leave. Coming back: Stagecoach buses 101/102 bring us back to town at 14.11, 15.05, 16.11, 17.15 Boring but Important: Please note: I reserve the right to enquire regarding, and decide on the suitability of guests for this event changing RSVPs if necessary. Check back after 9PM on the evening before to make sure you're still on the list. It is not acceptable to turn up for this event without a confirmed place. Walkers are responsible for their own safety, and no member or organizer from the group can be held responsible in case of any mishap. Out of courtesy, if you change your mind, please don't forget to update your RSVP immediately. Please watch this video ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWO4fEcbEKQ ) to see what impact on your reputation it has if you fail to do so
9 Miles Circular Walk with ascent up East Lomond. This superb walk has a bit of everything; a start in beautiful, historic Falkland, a challenging climb to a windswept summit, extensive views and a descent down a fascinating ravine. The end route will include a visit to the organic shop/tearoom Pillars of Herculean and return to Falklands. We will meet outside Bruce's Fountain just next to Campbell Cafe, Falkland.