• Path Building & Art Installation at the Three Hares Community Woodland

    This is an opportunity to help maintain a growing community woodland with path building and the installation of artwork. PATH: Stage 1 of building a path to improve accessibility at Three Hares Woodland. We will be making areas of grass more even, building a path through the boggiest areas & planning a nature trail. Tools will be provided. ART: Artists Katy Swift & Bianca O'Neill will also be installing their land art project called 'What are we like?' https://www.facebook.com/whatarewelike/ Why is (y)our woodland important, exciting and unique? The Three Hares Woodland is an 18 acre woodland nestled in a quiet valley along the North Esk River, Auchendinny. It is an extremely exciting project - if we show in the next two and a half years that there’s enough people knowing about and caring for the land, using it for biodiversity, education & well-being, it will be COMMUNITY OWNED for the following 99 YEARS! i.e. this small section of our rapidly erasing greenbelt will be protected for a century. There fore we are striving to make partnerships with local community & community groups to increase resilience of our land. This is part of the Campfire days series that will be free & on the LAST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH and will vary in flavour, from ecotherapy to foraging, tree care to land care, heritage/identification skills and more. They will all include community, nature learning and fire! ♥ Please bring: Food to share or not share, water and clothes for all Scottish weathers. Directions =============== BY BUS: You can catch a 37 or 47 bus to Glencorse Primary School, walk along Graham's Road, walk across the cross-roads and down Old Dalmore Gardens. Follow WALKING from there. BY CAR: You can park on the street at Old Dalmore Path (avoiding the restricted parking spaces) and then follow WALKING from there. BY BIKE: You can cycle to Roslin via the old railway path from Gilmerton or Sheriffhall, cycle along Penicuik Road (past Chapel Lane and Main Street), IGNORE the first sharp left turn downhill, and then take the second left turn uphill as the main road bends to the right. That leads you onto a quiet country lane which bends to right and then left before turning right once more. Follow that lane to its end and then turn right, down the Brae. Keep going until after the traffic lights at the foot of the hill, and then turn left at the next traffic lights, into Old Dalmore Gardens. Follow WALKING from there. WALKING: From Old Dalmore Gardens, turn left and walk past Old Dalmore Path (new build housing), following the multi-use path that heads beyond those houses to their left. Follow the path through a tunnel and over a bridge and on the left you should see an open gate with a sign-post to the right of the gate, this is the Three Hares Woodland. You can also cycle from Penicuik, Rosewell, or Eskbank along the Penicuik-Dalkeith old railway path. https://three-hares-woodland.org/how-to-find-us/ https://www.facebook.com/events/502763410537518/

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  • Linlithgow Scotch Hop - open air in the courtyard tonight

    This is your invitation to the Palace. Lively, friendly and fun, Scottish dancing for all in the unique open air historic Courtyard in Linlithgow Palace. All welcome, all dances called or demonstrated, with a different top Scottish Dance band each week - this week Adam Gibb & Band. Tea and shortbread at the interval included. Tickets - please pay CASH at the admissions desk £10.00 (£8 concession). Alternative venue for wet weather Low Port Centre near Linlithgow Station. Last chance this year - Scotch Hop is celebrating the 30th year - a unique uplifting event, dancing in the Palace courtyard. Enjoyed by all ages, nationalities, beginners and experienced dancers welcome. Delighted to confirm we'll be dancing open air tonight in the courtyard, please bring a rain jacket for later and jersey if sitting out just in case.

  • British Heart Foundation Glasgow Edinburgh Trek

    Glasgow Science Centre

    This is an annual event and involves walking between Glasgow and Edinburgh in support of BHF. It's 100km, with an option to walk approximately half of the distance to the Falkirk Wheel. To set the scene, it might be sensible to pencil in 24 hours to Edinburgh, and about half that to Falkirk. Faster and slower is also possible! I'm posting it here because I might organize a few "training" jaunts prior so that people can build themselves up (if needed!). That might enable people to pair up with walkers of similar ability. The details are here: https://www.bhf.org.uk/how-you-can-help/events/walks-and-treks/glasgow-to-edinburgh-trek.

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  • Roslin Glen wilderness walk

    Nr. Rosslyn Chapel

    This is a regular walk in (what I consider) the most amazing nature place anywhere in the Lothians. There are a few different routes and I will chat with attendees about which we want to go on. In any case, the walk will be around 4-5 miles long, with a lot of ascending and descending, plus usually one or more obstacles. These walks are not suitable if you have mobility problems, sorry! To get to Roslin from the city, catch the 37 bus heading to Penicuik, and get off when the driver tells all the tourists it is time for Rosslyn Chapel. Please do not get the 15 because it no longer goes to Roslin. We will meet outside of Rosslyn Chapel and walk from there around the graveyard and into the glen. I usually finish the walks at lunchtime, outside a pub. Dogs are okay, so long as you bring a lead with you and can lift them over a fallen tree if required.

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  • Scald Law, East Kip and West Kip from Balerno Circular

    Cockburn Crescent

    9 1/2 mile circular walk from the bus stop out in to the Pentlands tackling the three hills with a total ascent of c523 metres. This will be at a fast pace taking c3 hrs 45 mins. Mainly open countryside paths for which walking boots and suitable attire are suggested. I'll be getting the LRT 44 bus arriving at 1021 and setting off immediately. Bus/travel information can be found at - www.lothianbuses.com www.travelinescotland.com My contact number on the day is[masked]. Don't be discourteous enough to RSVP and then not show up. Walkers are personally responsible for their own safety, actions, navigation etc.

  • Water of Leith Walk - Balerno High School to Visitor Centre

    Balerno High School

    Straightforward five mile walk along the Water of Leith from Balerno High School to the Water of Leith Visitor Centre. This will be at a fast pace taking c1 hr 30 mins. Mainly woodland paths for which walking shoes or boots would be recommended. I'll be getting the LRT 44 bus arriving at 1020 and setting off immediately. Bus/travel information can be found at - www.lothianbuses.com www.travelinescotland.com My contact number on the day is[masked]. Don't be discourteous enough to RSVP and then not show up. Walkers are personally responsible for their own safety, actions, navigation etc.

  • Roslin Glen wilderness walk

    Nr. Rosslyn Chapel

    I started organising Esk adventures ages ago but then got caught up with work and never had the time to continue them. I now have a bit more free time and I notice that Outdoorsy could do with more meetups, so I figured I would start a regular walk in the most amazing nature place anywhere in the Lothians. There are four odd obviously different routes and I will announce nearer the time which one I will be leading. In any case, the walk will be around 4-5 miles long, with a lot of ascending and descending, plus usually one or more obstacles. To get to Roslin from the city, catch the 37 bus heading to Penicuik, and get off when the driver tells all the tourists it is time for Rosslyn Chapel. Please do not get the 15 because it no longer goes to Roslin. We will meet outside of Rosslyn Chapel and walk from there around the graveyard and into the glen. I usually finish the walks at lunchtime, outside a pub.

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  • Roslin Glen wilderness walk

    Nr. Rosslyn Chapel

    I started organising Esk adventures ages ago but then got caught up with work and never had the time to continue them. I now have a bit more free time and I notice that Outdoorsy could do with more meetups, so I figured I would start a regular walk in the most amazing nature place anywhere in the Lothians. There are four odd obviously different routes and I will announce nearer the time which one I will be leading. In any case, the walk will be around 4-5 miles long, with a lot of ascending and descending, plus usually one or more obstacles. To get to Roslin from the city, catch the 37 bus heading to Penicuik, and get off when the driver tells all the tourists it is time for Rosslyn Chapel. Please do not get the 15 because it no longer goes to Roslin. We will meet outside of Rosslyn Chapel and walk from there around the graveyard and into the glen. I usually finish the walks at lunchtime, outside a pub.

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  • Roslin Glen wilderness walk

    Nr. Rosslyn Chapel

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