What we're about

We are a group of Edinburgh Ramblers (http://www.lothian-borders-ramblers.org.uk/groups/edin.shtml) who have recently set up fortnightly led Family Walks.

Taking in total 2 to 3 hours time usually around 4 miles they are in lovely places either in or within easy reach of the City. Join this group to discover great places to ramble with your family. Relaxed and friendly led by experienced walkers. Meet other parents and grandparents let children lark about and be children. Time to stop and smell the flowers, spot the birds, look at the water fall, clamber about and be outdoors in fresh air, notice the seasons, the changing light the natural world that sustains us.

You do not need to join Ramblers to enjoy a few walks with us. If you continue to walk with us, you should join Ramblers; as a member of Ramblers, you will enjoy a number of benefits including the opportunity to walk with any Ramblers group.

If you need any further assistance please emails us at familywalks@edinburghramblers.org.uk.

Edinburgh Ramblers are a part of the Ramblers' Association, the charity and representative body for walkers. For over 75 years Ramblers have been campaigning in Great Britain to protect the natural beauty of our countryside, promote walking and safeguard public access to land. Ramblers has a network of around 500 Groups (nearly 60 in Scotland), which promote walking through regular Programmes of Walks and also support the other objectives of The Ramblers.

More information on Ramblers Scotland is available at http://www.ramblers.org.uk/scotland

Upcoming events (5+)

Hermitage of Braid & Blackford Hill Walk

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MEETING POINT TO BE CONFIRMED 2 DAYS BEFORE THE WALK. Any questions please email [masked] In February we're going to head to the Hermatige for a walk through the woods and up Blackford hill. This is always a lovely walk and should give use views of the Castle, Arthur's Seat, the Pentlands, the Braids, the Firth of Forth and the Kingdom of Fife. We'll end up back at the The Lodge Coffee House where we could stop for a tea and post walk bite to eat if anyone fancies. The route will include some steep, rocky and muddy sections so it won't be suitable for buggies. Slings and baby carriers will be fine. Transport: There is some free on street parking near the start but it does get quite busy. Plenty of buses up Greenbank Terrace/Comiston Road - numbers 5, 11, 15 & 16. Dogs: child-friendly dogs are generally welcome if you can keep them under control but do please post a comment below to check as sometimes we have children who are very nervous about dogs and their needs always take priority. There a lot of dogs in the park but we've rarely had any problems.

Circular Rosewell / Roslin Glen

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MEETING POINT TO BE CONFIRMED 2 DAYS BEFORE THE WALK. Any questions please email [masked] Starting at Rosewell, we will walk part of the Penicuik to Dalkeith Walkway returning using the path that follows North River Esk at the Roslin Glen. Hopefully we will find Wallace's Cove. Roughly 5 miles.

Ravelston park woods and Corstorphine Hill

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MEETING POINT TO BE CONFIRMED 2 DAYS BEFORE THE WALK. Any questions please email [masked] In March I'm hoping to explore the woodland behind Ravelston Park and head onto Corstorphine Hill so please come join us. I've been to the woods at Ravelston Park before but not onto Corstorphine Hill so it will be a nice chance to explore. More details once I've had a chance to scout out a route but expect around 2 and a bit hours at a leisurely pace with a snack stop to take in the views. Paths are muddy and potentially steep in places so unfortunately it won't be suitable for buggies. Buses 41 or 43 go along Queensferry road and have stops near the end of Craigcrook road that leads down to Ravelston Park (closest stop is St Columba's Church a short walk from the park but the stop before and after are also both very close). Thanks to Brendan for the photo from a walk on Corstorphine Hill in 2017. Hopefully we'll be lucky enough to have similar views when we go! Dogs: child-friendly dogs are generally welcome if you can keep them under control but do please post a comment below to check as sometimes we have children who are very nervous about dogs and their needs always take priority.

Meet in Peebles just before midday.

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MEETING POINT TO BE CONFIRMED 2 DAYS BEFORE THE WALK. Any questions please email [masked] We will catch the 12pm borders bus to Lyne station a 10 minute journey. This is not a circular walk so if you come by car leave your car in Peebles. From Lyne station we will walk back to Peebles. This is a lovely, varied and scenic walk taking us by way of charming meadows and along the banks of the river Tweed and also includes a walk into an exciting dark tunnel, a viaduct and sight of a castle! There may be frolicking lambs too... Bring torches! To fit in with the buses we will be setting off at noon so bring a packed lunch with you and we will have a picnic lunch early in the walk. The bus 62 from Edinburgh leaves the bus station at 10.20am (a few minutes later at the Bridges) Adult return £9.20 or £7.99 if bought from borders bus app. Child return £4.90 If you can share a car do post in comments. The Edinburgh bus should arrive in plenty of time for us to catch the Lyne Station bus 91 at midday. 1.80p for adult and 90p for child to get to the start of the walk. There is a bakers opposite the P.O. where you can buy a sandwich etc for the picnic if required. Let's share lifts to Peebles from Edinburgh we can post on the comment section our offer or request.

Past events (64)

Craiglockhart Hills

Craighouse Road

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