Archived Walks

Listed below are earlier walks in the previous and current TRAIL Programmes for all groups, arranged by date.

October 2014

Wednesday 1 October  C walk
Meet CHCP 10.00 [Coldstream]

Wednesday 1 October   B walk   9.5km/6 miles
Bonhard Circular Walk from Scone to Murrayshall Hill. Ascent 230m (700ft). OS 53, GR NO135257. Dep. WP 09:00 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 1 October   B walk   13km/8 miles
Menteith Hills circular from Braeval. Some steep ascents and descents. Ascent 385m (1260ft). OS 57/365, GR NN541006. Dep. WP 09:30. Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 1 October   C walk   9km/5½ miles
Abercorn to Society and back (quiet roads and country tracks). Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. WP 10:00 (This replaces the Faucheldean circular, which is affected by building works around Winchburgh.) [Linlithgow]

Friday 3 October
Union Canal part 1 Hermiston to Ratho. 4.8km/3 miles. [Stravaigers]

Saturday 4 October B+ 16km/10 miles 800m 5hrs
OS73. Linear. Peebles to Innerleithen via Dunslair Heights (602m), Black Knowe and Lee Pen. Contact leader for details. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 4 October  B  6.5 miles  OS73  (followed by AGM)
Circular: (Soup Walk) Black Hill - Whitefields - Cowdenknowes - Jubilee Path. Meet Redpath Village Hall NT582357, 10:00, WT 3.5 hrs. Soup after walk £5 each, includes raffle ticket, followed by AGM. Leader: Helen Todd 07736 944413 or helen972todd@gmail.com [Eildon]

Saturday 4 October   B+ walk   18.5km/11½ miles WALK CANCELLED
Cat Law and Corwharn, Glen Isla. Ascent 741m (2430ft). OS 378, GR NO295586. Dep. LC 08:00. Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893 & Karen Horsley 01738 550496 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 4 October B walk 13km OS 57
Beinn Stacath (Corbett). 653m ascent. Meet LNRS 7.30am. [Livingston]

Saturday 4 October  B+ walk  13kms/8mls
Ben Vrackie, Pitlochry. A hill walk crossing over moorland and by Loch a’Choire before rising to a summit with superb views. Ascent 600m. OS Explorer 386. GR NN944597. Moulin. Dep QRC 09:00 Car share. TC £12.50. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 5 October   B walk   11miles   300m ascent
OS73 NT426279 Bowhill circular via Ettrickbridge. Bowhill, Black Knowe Head, Witchie Knowe, Ettrickbridge, Fauldshope. PD £8.00 [Balerno]

Sunday 5 October   B walk   15km/9½ miles
A circular walk taking in Bracklinn Falls, Callander Craigs returning via West Bracklinn Farm and Dalvey. Mainly paths. Ascent 400m (1300ft). OS 57, GR NN637083. Dep. LC 09:00. Contact: jane tingle 01324886074 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 5 October B walk 16km Explorer 386, 394
Glen Banvie and Bruar Circuit. 380m ascent along forest tracks and moors. Meet LNRS 8.00am. [Livingston]

Sunday 5 October B+ Walk 8 miles
Walk in the Ochils from Woodland Park, Alva. Ben Ever, Ben Cleuch, Andrew Gannel returning via Tillicoultry. OS58. Start GR898975. Meet MIBC 9.00am [Midlothian]

Sunday 5 October C+ Walk 6 miles
Starting from Scots Pine to Boreland round Portmore Loch and return. Ascent 120m. OS73. Start GR243480. Meet MIBC 10.00am [Midlothian]

Sunday 5 October B   12k (7miles) OS 66
Circular from NT514574 Tollishill, Lammer Law and return via Widows Knowe. 366m ascent. Dep NB 0830, Hadd 0845. Cost by car £3.50 [North Berwick]

Sunday 5 October  B+  16km  450m ascent OS 73
Circular from Traquair Kirk, Orchard Mains, Glen House, Glenshiel Banks and up to Craig Douglas forest. At the gate into the forest, follow boundary fence to the head of the Quair Water and up the edge of Deuchar Law. At next forest gate, turn left and follow the Southern Upland Way to the start. KCP 10.00 or at Traquair Kirk car park 10.30. [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 8 October   D walk   5km/3 miles
Williamscraig from Leisure Centre. Quiet road, canal and track by golf course. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. WP 10:30 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 8 October  B walk  16kms/10mls
Carberry Tower. A circular walk via Lewisvale Park, Fa’side Castle, Carberry Woods and the River Esk walkway. Ascent 130m. OS Explorer 351. GR NT340724. The Mall Avenue car park, Musselburgh. Dep QRC 09:30 Car share. TC £4.50. [South Queensferry]

Thursday 9 October C walk 8km OS 65
Cammo Estate circular from Cramond Brig. Steep incline at start, then level on paths which can be muddy. Meet Sainsbury’s car park 10.00am. [Livingston]

Saturday 11 October   B walk   7miles   minimal ascent
OS66 NT335638 Gorebridge circular. Mining museum, Lingerwood Farm, Common Wood, Quarry Wood, Shank Bridge, Gore Glen, Trotters Bridge, Prospect Road to start. PD £2.50 [Balerno]

Saturday 11 October A+ 24km/15 miles 1400m 7-9hrs
OS50&51. 2 Munros. Creag Mhor (1047m) and Beinn Heasgarnich (1078m) from Glen Lochay NN466364. Cost shared per car £47. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 11 October   A walk   6km/3½ miles
Talla Cleuch Head (Muckle Side) (Donald) & Mathieside Cairn. Slow A walk – Talla Cleuch Head not named on map – height 690 – GR NT134218. Starting and finishing at Megget Stone. Ascent 400m (1312ft). OS 72, GR NT150203. Dep. LC 08:00. Contact: Noreen Whitelaw 01506 238659 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 11 October
Flotterstone circular. 9.7km/6 miles. [Stravaigers]

Sunday 12 October  B walk  9 miles
Dere Street, Whitton Edge, Chatto. Meet Pennymuir Village Hall 80:NT755144 at 10.00 [Coldstream]

Sunday 12 October Coach B+ B and C walks
Coach to St Abbs. Depart Waterloo Place 09:00. Cost £10. Book with leader. [Edinburgh]

Sunday 12 October   B walk   14.5km/9 miles
Clyde Walkway from Rosebank to New Lanark. Bus journey involved, bring bus pass where applicable. Ascent 200m (660ft). OS 72/343/335, GR NS882425. Dep. LC 09:15. Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893 (Rescheduled from 6 September) [Linlithgow]

Sunday 12 October B walk 21km OS 66
Edinburgh Green circular from Water of Leith via Blackford Hill and Craiglockhart Glen. 200m ascent. Meet LNRS 8.00am. [Livingston]

Sunday 12 October B+ Walk 9 miles
Walk from Nine Mile Burn. A circular walk across high moorland that connects two trans-Pentland footpaths, with fine views to Edinburgh, the bridges, Fife and beyond, as well as views of the Pentlands ridge that cannot be seen from anywhere else. Taking in North Esk reservoir, crossing Kitchen Moss onto the Red Path track, passing just below West Kip, onto Monks Rig and returning to Nine Mile Burn. Start GR NT176577. Meet MIBC 9.00am [Midlothian]

Sunday 12 October C Walk 6 miles
Circular walk in the Penicuik area taking in Penicuik House Estate. Meet MIBC 9.30am [Midlothian]

Sunday 12 October C 10k (6m) OS73
Circular from Peebles via Hay Lodge Park, Jedderfield Plantation, Roman Road, Edston, River Tweed and Neidpath Castle. Depart NB 0900, Hadd 0915 Cost by car £5 [North Berwick]

Sunday 12 October  C walk  8kms/5mls
Gladhouse Reservoir. A circular walk on lanes and farm tracks with good views across the water towards the Moorfoots. Ascent negligible. OS Explorer 344 & 345. GR NT305544. Gladhouse Reservoir car park. Dep QRC 10:00 Car share. TC £5.50. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 12 October B 14km  490m ascent OS 72, Explorer 335  
Tinto Hill linear. Traverse of Tinto Hill from Howgate Mouth 918344 to Fallburn 965375 KCP 10.00 Discuss logistics of car ferrying arrangements with leader. [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 15 October   B+ walk   13.5km/8½ miles
Dunsyre Hill, Darlees Rig and Covenanter’s Grave. Joint walk with South Queensferry group. Ascent 400m (1300ft). OS 72, GR NT080486. Dep. WP 09:30. Contact: Doug Crockford/Ken Bain 01313313707/01313311334 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 15 October   B walk   11km/7 miles
Eddleston to Cavarra Hill. Some short heather stretches, quad and farm tracks. Some rough paths but great views from the ridge. Ascent 490m (1560ft). OS 73/337, GR NT243475. Dep. WP 09:45 (Rescheduled from 29 October) [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 15 October   C walk   9.5km/6 miles
“Direct Line to Dechmont”. Bus from West Port up to Riccarton Drive. Walk by Beecraigs and North Mains directly to Bangour and Dechmont (cafe). Return to Linlithgow by bus. Route is on Spokes Cycle Map of West Lothian (1:30,000). Ascent 162m (530ft). OS 65, GR NT002762. Dep. WP 10:15 for 10:25 bus [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 15 October  B+ walk  13.5kms/8.5mls
Dunsyre Hill, Darlees Rig and Covenanter’s Grave. Joint walk with Linlithgow Group. Ascent 400m. OS Explorer 344. GR NT080486. Dunsyre. Dep QRC 09:30 Car share. TC £7.00. [South Queensferry]

Saturday 18 October  B+  7 miles  550m ascent  OS73
Circular joint walk with Tweeddale Ramblers: Yarrow Kirk - Glengaber - Learmont Drysdale Memorial. Meet Yarrow Kirk NT358278, 10:00, WT 5 hrs. Leader: Martin Davison 07858 386485 or martin.bamburgh@btinternet.com [Eildon]

Saturday 18 October   B+ walk   16km/10 miles
Deuchary Hill. Circular walk in and around the Atholl Estate incorporating Mill Dam, Deuchary Hill and Loch Ordie. Ascent 610m (2000ft). OS 52. Dep. LC 08:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 18 October B+ walk 12km OS 57
Beinn Dearg (Graham). Circular from Glen Artney. 600m ascent. Meet LNRS 7.30am. [Livingston]

Saturday 18 October  C walk  10kms/6mls
Thornton-Kirkcaldy circular. A walk by footpaths, farm tracks and bridges across A92, passing through Dunnikier Park and returning by Johnny Marshall’s Loan and rights of way along the River Ore. Ascent negligible. OS Explorer 367. GR NO289972. Riverside Road, Thornton 10:30 Dep QRC 10:00 Car share. TC £4.00. [South Queensferry]

Saturday 18 October  B+  11km ascent not specified OS 73
Joint walk with Eildon Ramblers. Start 10.00 at Yarrow Kirk 358278 Walk to Learmont Drysdale Memorial via Glengaber. Note it is a Saturday! Leave KCP 09.15 [Tweeddale]

Sunday 19 October   B+ walk   10miles   400m ascent
OS53 NO032418 Birnam Hill & River Braan circular. Beatrix Potter Garden, Stair Bridge, Kings Seat, Rumbling Bridge, Ossian’s Cave, Ossian’s Hall, Inver. PD £10.50 [Balerno]

Sunday 19 October B 12.5km/7.75 miles 4.5hrs
OS73. Linear. Eddleston to Peebles via Lyne Station. Contact leader for details. [Edinburgh]

Sunday 19 October   B walk   15km/9 miles
A circular walk from Overton Dam via Whinless Moor to Cornalees Bridge Centre and then back along the Greenock cut. This will now be 18km/11 miles, ascent of 250m. OS 63, GR NT745268. Dep. LC 08:00 (This is a change of route from that shown in TRAIL) [Linlithgow]

Sunday 19 October B walk 18km OS 73
Peebles circular via Jedderfield, South Head Hill and White Meldon returning along River Tweed Walkway. 500m ascent on paths and grassy slopes.  Meet LNRS 8.00am. [Livingston]

Sunday 19 October B Walk 10 miles
Circular walk. Polton – Rosewell – Roslin and return, OS66. Meet MIBC 9.00am [Midlothian]

Sunday 19 October C Walk 6 miles
Circular walk near Penicuik. Lowrie's Den – Cuiken Glen – North Esk. Meet MIBC 9.30am [Midlothian]

Sunday 19 October A  OS56
Ben Lomond “by the back door”. Circular from Loch Dhu via Comer and returning either over the Graham Cruinn a’Bheinn, or via the Moin Eich. 13mls & 1000m ascent or 12mls & 900m ascent depending on route taken. Contact leader for start times. Cost by car £12 [North Berwick]

Sunday 19 October
Cardrona to Peebles. [Stravaigers]

Wednesday 22 October   B+ walk   13km/8½ miles
East and West Cairn hills via Thieves Road and Harperrig Reservoir. Ascent 700m (2300ft). OS 65/344, GR NT102628. Dep. WP 09:00. Contact: telephone [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 22 October   C+ walk   7km/4½ miles
Falkland, Maspie Den, Yad Waterfall, Tyndall Bruce Monument. Some rough tracks. Ascent 160m (525ft). OS 56/59/370, GR NO254074. Dep. WP 10:00. Contact: I & E Barclay 01506843558/07709620046 (Rescheduled from 29 October) [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 22 October  C+ walk  10kms/6mls
Devilla Forest, Kincardine. An exploration of paths and tracks in the forest, via Bordie Loch, Moor Loch and Peppermill Dam, visiting various historic sites. Ascent negligible. OS Explorer 367. GR NS964871. Forest car park on A985. Dep QRC 10:00. Car share. TC £3.50. [South Queensferry]

Thursday 23 October C walk 8km OS 66
Gladhouse Reservoir circular along farm tracks and minor road with good views. Meet Sainsbury’s car park 10.00am. [Livingston]

Saturday 25 October  B walk   9miles   234m ascent
OS73 NT547341 Cauldshiels Loch circular from Melrose. Melrose, old railway line from west, Borders General Hospital, Rhymer’s Glen, Cauldshiels Loch, Abbotsmoss, Abbotsford, Borders Abbeys Way along Tweed. PD £8.00 [Balerno]

Saturday 25 October C 11km/7 miles 4.5hrs
OS66. Linear from Barnton to Wester Hailes. Final stage (of 5) of a complete stroll around Edinburgh. Barnton, Cammo Estate, Craigmount, North & South Gyle, Edinburgh Park, Union Canal, Wester Hailes Plaza. Meet at junction of Barnton Avenue West and Whitehouse Road. Contact leader for public transport arrangements. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 25 October A 22km/13.7 miles 1200m 8hrs
OS33. 2 Munros. Glas Tulaichean (1051m) and Carn an Righ (1029m) from Dalmunzie Hotel NO091712 (small parking charge applies). Route mainly on hill tracks with rough terrain between the two hills. Cost shared per car £45. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 25 October   C walk   8km/5 miles
River Avon from Linlithgow Bridge to Sandyford Burn then maybe Birkhill, Fishers Brae and back by Balderston. Bus to Linlithgow Bridge. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. LC 09:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 25 October B walk 8km OS 51
Meall nan Subh (Corbett). 510m ascent. Meet LNRS 7.30am. [Livingston]

Sunday 26 October  B walk  8.5 miles
Langlee, Heatheryett, Dobie’s Grave, Darlings Hill, Langlee Mains. Meet Langlee end of Hawthorn Road (turnoff for Community Centre) 73:NT516359 at 10.00 [Coldstream]

Sunday 26 October  B walk   14km/9 miles
Loch Venachar/Invertrossachs/Loch Drunkie circular. Ascent 221m (725ft). OS 57. Dep. LC 08:30 GMT (This is a change to the scheduled walk shown in TRAIL) [Linlithgow]

Sunday 26 October B walk  15km  OS 57
Queen Elizabeth Forest Circular. Braeval to David Marshall Lodge, Craigmore via Dukes Pass. 400m ascent on good forest track & paths. Meet LNRS 8.00am. [Livingston]

Sunday 26 October B+ Walk 12 miles
Circular from Haddington. Haddington – Athelstaneford – East Linton and return to Haddington. Meet MIBC 9.00am [Midlothian]

Sunday 26 October B 14.5k (9m) OS74
Circular in Halterburn Valley, from NT 840277, walk starts at grassed area just up from Kirk Yetholm on the Pennine Way, via Wideopen Head, Trowupburn, return via Elsdonburn on St Cuthbert’s Way. Depart NB 0815, Hadd 0830. Cost by car £9 [North Berwick]

Sunday 26 October  B walk  10kms/6mls
Eildon Hills, Melrose. A circular hill walk following part of the St Cuthbert’s Way, returning via Newstead village and the old Roman road. Ascent 422m. OS Explorer 338. GR NT548340. Melrose. Dep QRC 09:00. Car share. TC £10.50. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 26 October  B+  13km  420m ascent OS 73 & 72   
Circular, meet at Shiplaw crossroads 240494 10.00, ie KCP 09.30. To Cloich Hills, Wether Law, Hag Law, Green Knowe, Courhope, Cloich and return to start. [Tweeddale]

Monday 27 October
Union Canal part 2 Ratho to Broxburn. 4.8km/3 miles. [Stravaigers]

Wednesday 29 October   B walk   9km/5½ miles
Dumyat circular from Cockburns Wood car park. Ascent 305m (1000ft). OS 57/366, GR NS815987. Dep. WP 09:00 (Rescheduled from 15 October) [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 29 October   C walk   9km/5½ miles
Dalkeith Country Park. Ascent 75m (250ft). OS 65/345, GR NT334676. Dep. WP 09:45. Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893 (Rescheduled from 22 October) [Linlithgow]

November 2014

Saturday 1 November  B walk   7-8miles   120m ascent
OS66 NT382633 Vogrie figure of eight walk. Vogrie, Blinkbonny, Vogrie Country Park. PD £3.00 [Balerno]

Saturday 1 November B 15.5km/9.5 miles 5hrs
OS66. Linear Flotterstone to Balerno via Glencorse and Loganlea reservoirs, Maiden’s Cleugh onto Threipmuir and Harlaw reservoirs and finish at Currie. Option of finishing at Balerno. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 1 November  B  8 miles OS74/80
Jedburgh East circular: Howden - Hunthill - Dere Street - Mount Ulston. Meet main car park Jedburgh, NT652205, 10:00, WT 5 hrs. Leader: Ian Loudon 01450 363828 or iloudon@btinternet.com [Eildon]

Saturday 1 November   A walk   15km/9 miles
Graham, Cauldcleuch Head 619m. Circular slow walk from the car park to Priesthaugh, track alongside the burn to Skelfhill Fell up to summit, return over Holywell Rig. Ascent 700m (2296ft). OS 79, GR NT450068. Dep. LC 08:00. Contact: Noreen Whitelaw 01506 238659 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 1 November B walk 8km OS 73
  Eildon Hills. 422m ascent. Meet LNRS 7.30am. [Livingston]

Saturday 1 November  C+ walk  11kms/7mls
Tentsmuir, Tayport. A circular walk along the foreshore beside the National Nature Reserve. Ascent negligible. OS Explorer 371. GR NO498243. Forest car park. Dep QRC 09:30. Car share. TC £10.00. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 2 November   C walk   6.5km/4 miles
Local walk from The Cross. This follows the route of the Perambulations of the Marches, finding all the newly positioned Boundary stones. OS 65. Dep. LC 13:00 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 2 November  A Walk  14 miles
Circular walk from Carlops to West Cairn Hill via Stonypath, Baddinsgill, Byrehope Mount and Wolf Craigs. Returning by the Thieves Road. Varied walking conditions including farm tracks, paths and rough ground. Highest point is West Cairn Hill at 562m. OS65. Start GR NT161558. Meet MIBC 9.00am [Midlothian]

Sunday 2 November  C+ Walk  8 miles
Roseburn – Leith – Roseburn. Along old railway line to Newhaven, on to Leith, return by Water of Leith walkway. OS Explorer 350. Start GR232733. Meet MIBC 9.00am [Midlothian]

Sunday 2 November C+ 11k (7m) OS66
Circular from Bonaly Country Park via Torduff, Clubbiedean and Glencorse reservoirs. Mostly on tracks. Minimal ascent. Depart NB 0900, Hadd 0915. Cost by car £4 [North Berwick]

Sunday 2 November  C  8km  110m ascent OS 73  
Hamilton Hill circular KCP 10.00 to Fotheringham Bridge to Hay Lodge Park to Jedderfield Farm, into woods to emerge above Edston and head for radio mast and Hamilton Hill Cairn. Descend by former drove road past Standalane to return to Peebles. [Tweeddale]

Tuesday 4 November
Pentland Hills from Flotterstone. [Stravaigers]

Wednesday 5 November  C walk
Meet CHCP 10.00 [Coldstream]

Wednesday 5 November   B walk   16km/10 miles
Loch Ard Forest from Milton circular. Through forest tracks in Loch Ard Forest, returning via the route of the aqueduct and part of the Rob Roy Way. Mainly on good surfaces. Ascent 250m (820ft). OS 57/365, GR NN498010. Dep. WP 09:30. Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 5 November   C walk   8km/5 miles
Circular walk at Culross and Preston Island. Ascent 80m (260ft). OS 65/367, GR NS983859. Dep. WP 09:45. Contact: 01506 843558/07709620046 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 5 November   C walk   8km/5 miles
Callendar Park, West Quarter Burn, Laurieston Beancross cycle way. Ascent 100m (330ft). OS 65. Dep. WP 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 5 November  B walk  11kms/7mls
Penicuik Railway walkway. A linear walk from Penicuik to Hardengreen along the old railway. Returning to Penicuik by bus. Ascent minimal. OS Explorer 344. GR NT235599. Penicuik toilets. Dep QRC 09:30. Car share. TC £4.00. [South Queensferry]

Thursday 6 November B walk 11km OS 64
Craigend Castle & Mugdock Country Park circular via Mugdock & Carbeth lochs mainly along good tracks with minimal ascent. Meet Sainsbury’s car park 10.00am. [Livingston]

Saturday 8 November B+ 16km/10 miles 619m 6hrs
OS79. Circular from Priesthaugh to Skelfhill Fell (534m), Cauldcleuch Head (619m, Graham) and Greatmoor Hill (599m, Marilyn), descending by Forestry Commission track past Hawkhass and Peelbraehope. Cost shared per car £32. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 8 November   C walk   8km/5 miles
River Avon Heritage Trail from Linlithgow Bridge, Muiravonside Country Park and back by canal towpath. Bus to Linlithgow Bridge. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. LC 09:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 8 November B walk 12km OS 72
Ladyurd Hill & Penvalla from Broughton Place. 500m ascent. Meet LNRS 8.00am. [Livingston]

Sunday 9 November   B walk   8miles   330m ascent
OS65 NT006747 Beecraigs circular. Beecraigs, Witch Craig, Cairnpapple Hill (312m, county peak of West Lothian) Cockleroy, Beecraigs. PD £3.50 [Balerno]

Sunday 9 November  B walk  8.5 miles
Smailholm, Smailholm Tower. Meet Smailholm Village Hall at 10.00 [Coldstream]

Sunday 9 November   A walk   11.5km/7 miles
The Cobbler (Corbett) from Loch Long. Ascent 884m (2900ft). OS 56. Dep. LC 08:00 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 9 November B walk  13km  OS 52
Atholl Woods, Dunkeld via Craig a Barns, Rotmell farm, Raor Lodge and the Glack. 475m ascent on forest paths & tracks. Meet LNRS 8.00am. [Livingston]

Sunday 9 November  C Walk  8 miles
Pencaitland Railway Walk. Easy ramble through farmland, woodland, riverbank & disused railway, plus some road walking. Mainly dry, dependent on weather conditions. The pub in Pencaitland does coffees. Ascent 150m. OS66. Start GR NT441689. Park in street - Wester Pencaitland. Meet MIBC 9.30am [Midlothian]

Sunday 9 November  B Walk  7.5 miles
Scald Law and Carnethy Hill from Flotterstone. Hill paths and some road walking. Ascent 609m. OS Explorer 344. Start GR NT232630. Meet MIBC 9.00am [Midlothian]

Sunday 9 November A 21k (13m) OS73
Linear from West Linton to Peebles following the Cross Border Drove Road. 500m ascent. Car shuttle. Contact leader for start times. Cost by car £5 [North Berwick]

Sunday 9 November  B walk  13kms/8mls
The Pentlands. A low level walk via Green Cleugh, Loganlea and Glencorse, returning by Maiden’s Cleugh and Harlaw. Ascent 120m. OS Explorer 344. GR NT165637. Red Moss. Dep QRC 09:30. Car share. TC £2.50. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 9 November  C   8km  145m ascent  OS 72
Circular from Carlops NT161559, to Fairliehope, North Esk Reservoir, Spittal Farm & road back. Optional refreshment at Allan Ramsay Pub. [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 12 November   B walk   13km/8 miles
Braeval forest to Loch Venachar (and back). A pleasant linear walk. Ascent 180m (600ft). OS 57. Dep. WP 09:30 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 12 November   C walk   9.5km/6 miles
Linear walk from Polmont to Linlithgow via Union Canal towpath and Muiravonside Country Park. Bus to Polmont. Flight of steps. Ascent minimal. OS 65/349, GR NS936788. Dep. WP 09:35 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 12 November   D walk   5km/3 miles
Autumn walk in Muiravonside Country Park. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. WP 10:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 15 November  B walk   11miles   minimal ascent
OS66 NT462797 Aberlady to Musselburgh along John Muir Way. Bus from Musselburgh to start of walk. Bring bus passes. PD £2.50 [Balerno]

Saturday 15 November  B  7 miles  420m ascent  OS73
Bowhill circular: Duchess’ Drive. Meet Bowhill House car park NT425278, 10:00, WT 4.5hrs. Leaders: Elizabeth & Lindsay Chalmers 01896 823831 or e1chalmers@me.com [Eildon]

Saturday 15 November   B walk   16km/10 miles
Scotlandwell to Falkland linear via Munduff Hill, Bishop Hill and Craigmead. Short bus journeys at start and end of the walk. Ascent 530m (1750ft). OS 58/59/370, GR NO275009. Depart LC 08:30 (This replaces the Ben Halton walk shown in TRAIL) Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 15 November B+ walk 15km Explorer 336
Three Donalds from Drumelzier. Round walk ascending Pykestone Hill (Donald), Middle Hill (Donald) and Drumelzier Law (Donald). Generally good paths but boggy sections on the cols between the hills. 700m ascent. Meet LNRS 7.00am. [Livingston]

Saturday 15 November  B walk  14.5kms/9mls
Braes o’ Killiecrankie. A circular walk from Killiecrankie by the Soldier’s Leap and the River Garry to Pitlochry, returning by Loch Faskally and the Linn of Tummel. Ascent 150m. OS Explorer 386. GR NN917626. Killiecrankie Visitor Centre. Dep QRC 09:00. Car share. TC £13.00. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 16 November Coach B+ B and C walks
Coach to Falkirk. Depart Waterloo Place 09:00. Cost £10. Book with leader. [Edinburgh]

Sunday 16 November   B walk   12km/7½ miles
Falls of Clyde circular. The walk takes you through New Lanark World Heritage Site and up the East side of the Clyde to the viewpoint above Bonnington Linn waterfall. The return journey follows the other side of the river past the ruins of Corra Castle. Ascent 211m (692ft). OS 72. Dep. LC 09:00 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 16 November B walk 15km OS 65
Carlops circular via North Esk Reservoir & Nine Mile Burn. 300m ascent, along tracks, sometimes muddy. Meet LNRS 8.00am. [Livingston]

Sunday 16 November  B Walk   8 miles
Priestlaw Hill circular from Whiteadder Reservoir. Good hill tracks but some rough ground. The first part of the route follows the line of The Herring Road. Ascent 250m. Start GR NT643642. Meet MIBC 9.00am [Midlothian]

Sunday 16 November C 9k (5.5m) OS66
Circular from Gifford via Clacherdean Wood, Bolton, Eaglescarnie and Fawn Wood. Good paths, negligible hills. Depart NB 0900, Hadd 0915. Cost by car £1.50 [North Berwick]

Sunday 16 November  B+    11km  550m ascent  OS 73  
Linear from Glenkinnon car park at Peel, to summit of Three Brethren, Tibbie Tamson's Grave, Harehead Hill, and Waterwheel Cafe for coffee. 09.30 at KCP [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 19 November   B walk   9km/5½ miles
Ben A’an, Trossachs. The usual route up Ben A’an, via Allt Inneir, is closed due to extensive tree felling. The walk will now start from the Ben Venue car park at NN506068 just south of the turn towards Loch Katrine (£3 charge). This route joins the usual route higher up and is slightly further. Return the same way. Ascent 400m (1310ft). OS 57, GR NN509070. Dep. WP 09:00. Contact: Roger Livermore 01506 84 5151 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 19 November   C+ walk   11km/7 miles
Bannockburn, Gillies Hill, Quarry and Fishery circular. Ascent 120m (400ft). OS 57. Dep. WP 09:45 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 19 November   C walk   8km/5 miles
Callendar Park Mavis Wood. Shieldhill drove road. Ascent 100m (330ft). OS 65. Dep. WP 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 19 November  C walk  10kms/6mls
The West Side of Linlithgow. A circular walk around the town via the Union Canal and the loch. Ascent 35m. OS Explorer 349. GR NS997772. St Ninian’s Way car park. Dep QRC 10:00. Car share. TC £2.00. [South Queensferry]

Thursday 20 November B walk 8km OS 57
Dumyat circular from the Sheriffmuir Road. 200m ascent on rough paths and track, some sections can be boggy. Meet Sainsbury’s car park 10.00am. [Livingston]

Friday 21 November 
Silverknowes to Cramond Brig with option of stopping at Cramond village. [Stravaigers]

Saturday 22 November C 8km/5 miles
OS66. Water of Leith Centre to Canonmills along the Water of Leith. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 22 November A+ 20km/12.5 miles 670m 6hrs
OS43. Corbett. Ben Vuirich (903m) from Loch Moraig above Blair Atholl NN905671 returning by Meall Breac. Cost shared per car £48. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 22 November   A walk   18km/11 miles
Gathersnow from Camps Reservoir. Slate Brae, Coomb Dod, Hillshaw Head, Gathersnow Hill, The Bank, Backwater Wood. Ascent 775m (2540ft). OS 72, GR NS994224. Dep. LC 07:30. Contact: 07923456409 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 22 November B walk 9km OS 51
Beinn Dearg (Glen Lyon) (Corbett). 630m ascent. Meet LNRS 7.30am. [Livingston]

Sunday 23 November  B walk   8miles   200m ascent
OS59 NO401114 Ceres circular including part of St.Andrew’s Way. Ceres village, Hill of Tarvit, Scotstarvit, Ceres. PD £8.00 [Balerno]

Sunday 23 November  B walk  9 miles
St.Abbs, Coldingham, Eyemouth, Burnmouth. Meet Burnmouth village for 10.40 bus to St.Abbs [Coldstream]

Sunday 23 November   B+ walk   10km/6 miles
The Eildons. Ascent 460m (1500ft). OS 73, GR NT547342. Dep. LC 09:00. Contact: A.Barclay 0131 441 7089 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 23 November B walk 16km Explorer 344
Covenanter’s Grave, from West Linton. 120m ascent mostly along good tracks, though one section may be boggy. Meet LNRS 8.00am. [Livingston]

Sunday 23 November   C+ Walk  6.5 miles
Kelpie Tour, Falkirk. Tour of the Kelpies approx 45 mins (£2.95) followed by walk around Helix Park and canal. Minimum of 15 required for tour, please phone leader to book your place before 1 November. Flat walk. OS65. Start GR NS904814. Meet MIBC 9.00am [Midlothian]

Sunday 23 November  B walk  10.5 miles
Selkirk to Melrose section of the Borders Abbeys Way. Good paths over open countryside and some sections on quiet roads. Ascent 278m. OS73. Start GR NT469284. Park in Selkirk market place. Car shuffle or bus to return (bring bus passes). Meet MIBC 9.00am [Midlothian]

Sunday 23 November B 16k (10m) OS73
Circular from Peebles via Tantah House, Cademuir Hill and on to the three Iron Age forts, Kirkton Manor, back by River Tweed and Neidpath Castle. 400m ascent. Park in car park over the Tweed Bridge. Depart NB 0815, Hadd 0830. Cost by car £6 [North Berwick]

Sunday 23 November  B walk  13.5kms/8.5mls
Above the Howe of Fife, southwest of Cupar. A picturesque, elevated farmland area in the middle of Fife with a surprise oddity hidden in a wood. Ascent 80m. OS Explorer 370. GR NO324076. Kettlehill. Dep QRC 09:30. Car share. TC £6.00. No dogs. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 23 November  C 8.5km no ascent  OS 73  
Circular, Innerleithen to Walkerburn & back, both ways by riverside. From Leithen Road car park 333373 (at about 10.20) to N bank of Tweed and follow path to Walkerburn, for a coffee/lunch break at Caberston Cafe. Back by S bank of river, or bus! No Packed Lunch required [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 26 November   B walk   12km/7½ miles
Pitmedden Forest from Abernethy Glen. Ascent 250m (800ft). OS 58, GR NO188141. Dep. WP 09:15. Contact: Malcolm Duncan 01324 625496 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 26 November   C+ walk   11km/7 miles
Vogrie Country Park and Blinkbonny circular (near Pathhead). Ascent 170m (560ft). OS 345, GR NT375631. Dep. WP 09:30. Contact: as above [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 26 November   C walk   6.5km/4 miles
Walk the last section of the Loch Leven Heritage trail from Vane Farm to Kinross. Bus back to Vane Farm from Kinross. Ascent minimal. OS 58, GR NT160990. Dep. WP 10:00. Contact: Anne Paterson 441324483915 [Linlithgow]

Friday 28 November
North Berwick to Balgone Estate circular, via part of John Muir Way and around the two lakes in the Estate. Approx 8km/5 miles mainly on level tracks/paths. [Stravaigers]

Saturday 29 November   B walk   10miles   minimal ascent
OS65 NS883790 Falkirk Wheel and the Kelpies. Start at Falkirk High Station, Union canal to Falkirk Wheel, Forth & Clyde canal to the Kelpies and return through Callendar Park. Meet at Haymarket Station at 09:30 to arrange tickets. Travel on 09:49 train. Cost £9.40 return or £6.20 with railcard. Group tickets may be available. [Balerno]

Saturday 29 November A 15km/9 miles 900m 6hrs
OS58. Graham. Traverse of Ben Cleuch (721m) from Dollar to Tillicoultry over the tops. Starting at Quarry car park NS963990 ending at NS914975 via Bank Hill, King's Seat Hill, Andrew Gannel Hill, Ben Cleuch, Ben Buck and Ben Ever. Route assumes car shuttle but if only one vehicle is available route can be done as a circuit (missing out Bank Hill and King's Seat) from Tillicoultry instead. Mixture of tracks and open hillside. Ice axe and crampons may be required. Cost shared per car £20. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 29 November  C  8 miles  negligible ascent  OS65/66
Linear: Slateford to Leith via Water of Leith walkway. Start 10:30 at Slateford Visitor Centre NT221707, WT 4 hrs. Travel by X95 bus which leaves Hawick @ 7:30. or drive to Sheriffhall Park & Ride then bus to Slateford. Optional meal at end of walk in Leith, check with leader: Heather McLoone 01896 820300 or stewartandheather@gmail.com [Eildon]

Saturday 29 November   B+ walk   12.5km/8 miles
Broughton Heights from Kirkurd, nr Blyth Bridge. A walk in on forestry tracks, leading to a sharp grass climb then high-level crests with fine views. Ascent 545m (1790ft). OS 72/336, GR NT128443. Dep. LC 08:30. Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 29 November  C+ walk  10.5kms/6.5mls
River Almond Walk. A circular walk through Almondell Country Park to Lin’s Mill Aqueduct, returning along the Union Canal and country lanes back to the Country Park. Ascent 50m. OS Explorer 350. GR NT076676. Mid Calder. Dep QRC 09:30. Car share. TC £3.00. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 30 November   B walk   14.5km/9 miles
East Linton/Tyninghame circular via Knowes and John Muir Country Park. Ascent minimal. OS 67. Dep. LC 08:30 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 30 November  C+ Walk  6 miles
Eddleston, Barony Castle circular. Barony Castle to Nether Stewarton, Cloich Farm and return. Footpaths and forest tracks. OS Explorer 337. Start GR NT234473. Meet MIBC 9.00am [Midlothian]

Sunday 30 November. A 24k (15m) OS73/74
Linear walk along St Cuthbert’s Way from Melrose to Harestanes. 450m ascent. Car shuttle. Contact leader for start times. Cost by car £6 [North Berwick]

Sunday 30 November  B 11km  300m ascent  OS 73
Circular from Gibson car park, Melrose at 10.40, by St Cuthbert's Way over the Eildon Hills to Newtown St Boswells. Return by the Bogle Burn [Tweeddale]

December 2014

Wednesday 3 December  C walk
Meet CHCP 10.00 [Coldstream]

Wednesday 3 December   C walk   8km/5 miles  Christmas Lunch Walk
A walk in Callendar Park, Falkirk followed by lunch at the Cladhan Hotel, Falkirk. Contact J Overton (01506 845205) to book lunch. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep WP 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 3 December  C walk  8kms/5mls
Helix Project and Callendar Park. A visit to the Kelpies, returning via Callendar Park. Ascent minimal. OS Explorer 349. GR NS902797. Falkirk. Dep QRC 09:30. Car share to Kirkliston for the X38 bus departing at 10:02. [South Queensferry]

Thursday 4 December C walk 11km OS 65
Livingston circular via Bellsquary, Camp Bridge, Williamston Bridge & Lizzie Brice’s strip. 110m ascent along tarred paths and a good riverside path. Meet Sainsbury’s car park 10.00am. [Livingston]

Saturday 6 December  B walk   8miles   minimal ascent
OS66 NT335730 Musselburgh to Water of Leith Visitor Centre (Slateford) along John Muir Way. Meet Fisherrow Harbour 09:30 [Balerno]

Saturday 6 December  B walk  7 miles
Ilderton circular. Joint walk with Berwick Ramblers. Meet Ilderton near barn 75 or OL16:NU016219 at 10.10 [Coldstream]

Saturday 6 December B+ 16km/10 miles 497 6hrs
OS58. 3 Marilyns in the Gleneagles area. Each is a separate walk so do as many as you want. Steele's Knowe (485m), Innerdouny Hill (497m) and Lendrick Hill (456m). Cost shared per car £20. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 6 December   B walk   16km/10 miles
Romanno Bridge to Peebles via the Cross Borders Drove Road. Bus from Peebles. Ascent 370m (1210ft). OS 336/337/72/73, GR NT251401. Dep. LC 08:15. Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 6 December   C walk   8km/5 miles
Bus to Linlithgow Bridge then walk down to the river by Glenavon House for a pleasant walk by the river and back to Linlithgow by Kinneil Mill Farm, Balderston and loch. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. LC 09:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 6 December
Arthur's Seat circular. [Stravaigers]

Sunday 7 December   B walk   13km/8 miles
John Muir Way – Kirkintilloch to Strathblane. Walk along converted railway from Kirkintilloch to Strathblane. Car shuttle. Ascent minimal. OS 64, GR NS657743. Dep. LC 08:30 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 7 December B+ walk 14km OS 73
Cloich Hills circular from Eddleston. 950m ascent hill & forestry walk along drove road on good tracks. Meet LNRS 8.00am. [Livingston]

Sunday 7 December  C+ Walk  8 miles
Dalkeith Campus to Musselburgh Harbour, circular. Railway walk from Dalkeith Campus to Whitecraigs; River Esk pathway to Musselburgh. Possibility of some muddy patches, dependent on weather. Mainly flat, paved tracks. Minimal ascent. OS66. Walk starts from Dalkeith High School campus car park. Meet MIBC 9.30am [Midlothian]

Sunday 7 December C 10k (6m) OS66
Circular walk from King’s Park, Dalkeith via Newbattle Woods/Golf Course to Lothian Bridge. Continue, with views of Dalhousie Castle, and return via Newbattle Abbey and River South Esk. Good paths, moderate gradients. Depart NB 0900, Hadd 0915. Cost by car £2.50 [North Berwick]

Sunday 7 December  C+ walk  8kms/5mls
Cockleroy and Beecraigs Loch. A walk within the Country Park. Ascent 140m. OS Explorer 349. GR NT006746. Beecraigs Visitor Centre. Dep QRC 10:00. Car share. TC £2.00. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 7 December  C 7km 80m ascent  OS 73
Circular, KCP to Manor Sware, then Manor Bridge, and return to Peebles riverside past Neidpath Castle and Hay Lodge Park. Only carry coffee and snack [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 10 December   C+ walk   11.5km/7 miles
Walk on good paths and tracks around Torwood Castle, Tappoch Broch, The Blue Pool, and the grounds of Larbert Hospital. Ascent 100m (330ft). OS 65. Dep. WP 09:30. Contact: Jane Tingle 07742447160 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 10 December   B walk   11km/7 miles
Circular from West Port to Birkhill Clay Mine. Mainly good paths and minor roads. Ascent 135m (440ft). OS 65, GR NS995730. Dep. WP 10:00. Contact: Alan Norton 01506843375/07982240948 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 10 December   D walk   5km/3 miles
Canal towpath from Leisure Centre, by Williamscraig and back to Leisure Centre by the Golf Course road. Some easy ascent. OS 65. Dep. WP 10:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 13 December B 13km/8 miles 5hrs
OS73. Circular walk round and through Cardrona Forest. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 13 December A+ 15km/9 miles 800m 6-7hrs
OS43. Munro. Carn Liath (975m) from road end at Loch Moraig NN905671 following normal Munro route up Carn Liath and continuing over the summit to col at NN938714 before descending back to the track. Ascent of Carn Liath is steep and strenuous and the descent goes over some rough terrain. Should weather conditions be exceptional there is the option to continue to a second Munro, Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain (1070m). Walk can also be shortened to a straight up and down. Ice axe and crampons may well be required. Cost shared per car £48. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 13 December  B+  10 miles  340m ascent  OS73
Selkirk to Melrose linear via Abbeys Way. Meet 9:30 Selkirk Market Sq, NT470285, WT 5.5 hrs, return by bus. Leader: David Slater 01896 823777 or david881slater@btinternet.com [Eildon]

Saturday 13 December   B+ walk   7km/4 miles
Beinn Each. Corbett from Loch Lubnaig. Crampons and ice-axes may be required, check with leader. Ascent 680m (2200ft). OS 57, GR NN583137. Dep. LC 08:30. Contact: S Allison 01506 840579 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 13 December B walk 12.5km Explorer 337
Cademuir Hill Fort and the Tweed from Peebles. Generally good paths but boggy in places. 245m ascent. Meet LNRS 7.30am. [Livingston]

Saturday 13 December  C+ walk  8kms/5mls
Braid Hills, Blackford. A walk skirting around Blackford Hill, crossing the Braid Hills, then returning via Hermitage of Braid. Ascent 160m. OS Explorer 350. GR NT256709. Blackford Pond car park. Dep QRC 10:00. Car share. TC £3.00. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 14 December   B walk   10miles   300m ascent
Change to walk in TRAIL
OS66 NT180677 Currie-Four Reservoirs Circular. Pentland View Car Park (PVCP), Poet's Glen, Middle Kinleith, Clubbiedean, Torduff and Bonaly Reservoirs, Harbour Hill, Harlaw Reservoir, Lymphoy and PVCP. [Balerno]

Sunday 14 December   C walk   6.5km/4 miles
Local walk from The Cross – Union Canal and Parkley Craigs. Ascent 150m (500ft). OS 65. Dep. LC 13:00 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 14 December C walk 16km Explorer 351
Aberlady Bay to North  Berwick coastal walk, minimal ascent along paths & beach. Meet LNRS 8.00am. [Livingston]

Sunday 14 December  C+ walk around 8 miles
Christmas walk in the Peebles area. A walk suitable for all, followed by afternoon tea in a local venue. Please contact leader for further information. Minimal ascent. Meet MIBC 9.30am [Midlothian]

Sunday 14 December A, B & C Annual Mince Pie & Mulled Wine Walk OS67
A&B walkers leave from Dunbar Leisure Centre and follow John Muir Way to East Linton (7.5m). C walkers join us here and we follow the river Tyne path to Hailes Castle, then on up to Traprain Law (optional climb of 220m) and return to East Linton (6m). A & B walkers return to Dunbar by bus. Contact leaders for start times. Cost by car £1.50 [North Berwick]

Sunday 14 December C 6km 60m ascent
Circular, an appetiser for Christmas lunch. From KCP, east along B7062 to The Meadows, through wood to Glen Rd, through Haystoun Estate to Bonnington Rd, on to forestry track to the back of Tantah House and descend through lanes back to KCP. [Tweeddale]

Monday 15 December
Union Canal part 3 Broxburn to Bridgend Farm. 10km/6.25 miles. [Stravaigers]

Thursday 18 December B walk 13km OS 65
Craigie Woods and the Dalmeny Estate circular via shoreline & Barnbougle Castle. 100m ascent along woodland tracks & paths, with some tarmac roads. Meet Sainsbury’s car park 10.00am. [Livingston]

Saturday 20 December C 8km/5 miles
OS66. South Queensferry to Cramond Brig through the Dalmeny estate. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 20 December A 13km/8 miles 700m 5hrs
OS66. A walk along the Pentland Hills Ridge starting from Flotterstone car park NT234631 taking in Turnhouse and Carnethy Hills, Scald Law (579m), East and West Kips. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 20 December   B walk   11km/7 miles
Bo’ness, Birkhill walkabout. See Santa Special steam train. Ascent minimal. OS 65, GR NT000818. Dep. LC 09:00 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 21 December  B walk  7.5 miles
Earlston circular via Georgefield. Meet Earlston Rugby Club at 10.00 [Coldstream]

Sunday 21 December B walk  14km  Explorer 344
Circular walk in the Pentlands along hill paths and tracks. Meet LNRS 8.00am. [Livingston]

Sunday 21 December    No walk scheduled. [Tweeddale]

Saturday 27 December  C  7miles  180m ascent
Circular: Abbotsford - River Tweed - Melrose. Meet 10.00am Visitor Centre Car Park, NT510343, WT 4 hrs, Leader: Agnes Waldie 01896 823777 or scott@teallach47.freeserve.co.uk [Eildon]

Sunday 28 December B 12.5k (8m) OS73
Linear from Dalkeith to Penicuik taking in old railway path. Negligible ascent. Depart NB 0830, Hadd 0845 Cost by car £2.50 [North Berwick]

January 2015

Friday 2 January New Year’s Walk
Friday 2 January New Year’s Walk [Edinburgh]

Friday 2 January New Year’s Walk
Circular. Meet at Riccarton Inn car park at 10:45 for short stroll, returning to the Riccarton Inn for lunch. [Stravaigers]

Saturday 3 January   New Year Walk   7-8miles   100m ascent
OS66 NT221708 Slateford to Corstorphine Hill along John Muir Way then around Corstorphine Hill to Blackhall. Meet Water of Leith Centre (Slateford Road) at 10:30 Good bus service from Blackhall into Edinburgh [Balerno]

Saturday 3 January B 9.5km/6 miles 4hrs
OS73. Walkerburn to Priesthope and then round to Kirnie Law (469m), down to Innerleithen Golf course and back to Innerleithen. Beautiful winter walk. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 3 January   New Year Lunch walk
New Year Lunch walk, Helix Project paths, followed by lunch at the Park Hotel at 13:00. For lunch booking contact J. Overton (01506 845205). Dep. WP 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 4 January  B walk  8 miles
Coldstream circular. Meet CHCP at 10.00 [Coldstream]

Sunday 4 January   C walk   9km/5½ miles
Local walk from The Cross – up and round the Grange circular. Ascent 120m (400ft). OS 65. Dep. LC 13:00 (This is a change to the walk shown in TRAIL) [Linlithgow]

Sunday 4 January C walk 14km OS 65
Hopetoun to Blackness. 50m ascent. Gentle walk along good woodland paths & stony beach. Meet LNRS 9.00am. [Livingston]

Sunday 4 January  C Walk  6.5 miles
Dalkeith/Old Craighall/River Esk walkway circular. A circular walk through Dalkeith Country Park/Old Craighall/River Esk/Cowpits and return through Dalkeith Country Park. Good paths but could be muddy in places. Starting from MIBC. Meet MIBC 9.30am [Midlothian]

Sunday 4 January C 8k (5m) OS66
Linear from Macmerry to Haddington via Butterdean Wood, Lamlair Wood and Letham Mains. Depart NB 0900, Hadd 0915 for 0920 service 106 bus from Haddington to Macmerry. Negligible ascent. Cost by car (from NB) £1.50 [North Berwick]

Sunday 4 January  B walk  8kms/5mls
Castlelaw Hill and Glencorse. A walk passing an iron age fort in the Pentland Hills. Ascent 300m. OS Explorer 344. GR NT233632. Flotterstone. Dep QRC 09:30. Car share. TC £3.50. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 4 January   B+ 16km 550m ascent OS 73  
Linear, over the tops, Peebles to Innerleithen 09.30 start Return by bus. [Tweeddale]

Tuesday 6 January
Port Seton to Levenhall. 6.4km/4 miles. [Stravaigers]

Wednesday 7 January  C walk
Meet CHCP 10.00 [Coldstream]

Wednesday 7 January   C+ walk   13.5km/8½ miles
Circular from Glasgow Queen St Station via Port Dundas, Forth & Clyde Canal and River Kelvin. Train from Linlithgow at 09:35 or from Polmont at 09:41. Walk includes Botanic Gardens and Kelvingrove Park. Ascent 110m (370ft). OS 342, GR NT591655. Meet at Linlithgow or Polmont Railway Station. If the weather forcast is poor please contact leaders to confirm whether the walk is going ahead - G & D McLaren (01324 714759) [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 7 January   B walk   17.5km/11 miles
Culross – Low Valleyfield Woods – Blairhall – Devilla Forest circular. Ascent 180m (590ft). OS 65/367, GR NS983858. Dep. WP 09:30. Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 7 January   C walk   8km/5 miles WALK CANCELLED
Bo’ness foreshore and Kinneil Estate. Ascent 75m (245ft). OS 65, GR NS997816. Dep. WP 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 10 January  B  7 miles  200m ascent  OS80
Denholm circular: Cavers - River Teviot. Meet Denholm Green, NT568184, 10:00, WT 4 hrs. Leader: 07941 395837 [Eildon]

Saturday 10 January   C walk   9.5km/6 miles
Train to Polmont and walk back to Linlithgow by the canal towpath. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. LC 09:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 10 January B Walk 6km OS 67
Spartleton. 300m ascent. Blow the festive cobwebs away with a short but scenic walk in Lammermuir Hills, including the ruins of one of the smallest castles in Scotland. Meet LNRS 8.30am. [Livingston]

Saturday 10 January  C+ walk  7kms/4.5mls
Corstorphine Hill to Dean Bridge. A linear walk from Queensferry Road, walking up and along Corstorphine Hill to descend through Murrayfield, then passing through Ravelston Woods to join the Blackhall Path to Roseburn, onto the Water of Leith to Dean Bridge. Ascent 60m. OS Explorer 350. GR NT204751. Queensferry Road, bus stop just before Quality Street. Meet at bus stop next to the Police Station at 09:30 for Stagecoach bus 40A leaving at 09:39. If boarding en route please inform leader. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 11 January Coach B+ B and C walks
Coach to Clovenfords (Tweed Valley). Depart Waterloo Place 09:00. Cost £10. Book with leader. [Edinburgh]

Sunday 11 January A+ 11km/7 miles 974m 6hrs
OS56. Munro. Ben Lomond (974m). Starting from car park just beyond Rowardennan Hotel NS367028 and descending via the Ptarmigan ridge. Ice axe and crampons may be required. Cost shared per car £42. [Edinburgh]

Sunday 11 January   B walk   13km/8 miles
Falkirk Bantaskine Estate, Westerglen, Drum circular. Ascent 100m (300ft). OS 65, GR NS871790. Dep. LC 09:30. Contact: Malcolm Duncan 01324 625496 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 11 January B walk 14km OS 57
Loch Achray & Drunkie Circular. 200m ascent, along tracks & grass paths. Meet LNRS 8.00am. [Livingston]

Sunday 11 January  B Walk  7 miles
Peel & Yair, starting in Galashiels. Field and woodland paths, tracks, and some road walking. Some steep hills. OS Explorer 338. Start GR NT 438349 at Glenkinnon Community Woodland car park. Meet MIBC 9.00am [Midlothian]

Sunday 11 January   C Walk  5 miles
Haddington, River Tyne and Lennoxlove Estate circular. East Lothian. Parking in Tesco's long-stay car park. Flat walk, some muddy patches by river. Mainly tracks and road walking. Ascent 130ft. OS66. Start GR NT515739. Meet MIBC 9.30am [Midlothian]

Sunday 11 January A 23k (14.5m) OS65
Linear along the new section of the John Muir Way from South Queensferry along the coast to Bo’ness. Car shuttle. Negligible ascent. Contact leader for start times. Cost by car £5.50 [North Berwick]

Sunday 11 January C  8km 80m ascent  OS 66
Penicuik Estate circular. KCP at 10.00, walk starts from NT236595 at 10.30 from car park on SW side of N Esk Bridge. Coffee stop en route and possible refreshments at Navaar House Hotel after this fairly easy walk. [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 14 January   B walk   11km/6½ miles WALK CANCELLED
West Cairn Hill from Baddinsgill Farm. Ascent 250m (800ft). OS 72, GR NT126548. Dep. WP 09:30. Contact: Doug Crockford/Ken Bain 01313313707/01313311334(Walk cancelled by leader due to weather warnings of snow and ice.) [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 14 January   C walk   8km/5 miles WALK CANCELLED
Almondell & Calder Wood Country Park. A pleasant walk by the River Almond, with some flights of steps. Ascent 80m (270ft). OS 65, GR NT091697. Dep. WP 09:45 (Walk cancelled by leader due to weather warnings of snow and ice.) [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 14 January   D walk   5km/3 miles
Bus to Kinneil Woods then walk back to Linlithgow by Kinneil Estate and Fishers Brae. Some easy ascent. OS 65. Dep. WP 10:05 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 14 January  C walk  10kms/6mls
Loch Leven Heritage Trail. A linear walk from Vane Farm to Kinnesswood via Findatie, Levenmouth and Grahamstone. Ascent negligible. OS Explorer 369. GR NT159990. Vane Farm. Dep QRC 10:00. Car share. TC £3.50. [South Queensferry]

Wednesday 14 January
Klondyke Garden Centre to Hermitage of Braid. [Stravaigers]

Thursday 15 January C walk 11km Explorer 367
East Wemyss to Lower Largo along the Fife Coastal Path with return to East Wemyss by public transport. Minimal ascent. Meet Sainsbury’s car park 10.00am. [Livingston]

Saturday 17 January B+ 17k/10.5 miles 5hrs
SO 73. Circular from Eddleston via Dundreich. If weather permits may extend the walk to finish in Peebles. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 17 January   B walk   14km/9 miles
Loch Venachar/Invertrossachs/Loch Drunkie circular. Ascent 221m (725ft). OS 57. Dep. LC 08:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 17 January B Walk 4km OS 57
Ben A’an. 340m ascent. Meet LNRS 7.30am. [Livingston]

Sunday 18 January   B walk   9miles   minimal ascent
OS66 NT439685 Pencaitland circular via Winton Estate, New Winton, Dean Burn. PD £3.50 [Balerno]

Sunday 18 January  Short walk followed by AGM
Earlston circular 6 miles followed by AGM at the Bowling Club NT574383 at 14.00. Meet there at 10.00 or 14.00 for meeting. [Coldstream]

Sunday 18 January   B walk   13km/8 miles
Killin – Old Railway – Ardchyle – Glen Ogle circular. Mainly on good tracks. Ascent 220m (720ft). OS 51/378/365, GR NN571326. Dep. LC 09:00. Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 18 January C+ walk 13km OS 58
Rumbling Bridge circular. A river and country walk along good tracks and paths with 60m ascent. Meet LNRS 8.00am. [Livingston]

Sunday 18 January  C+ Walk  7 miles
Whitecraig. Circular walk from Whitecraig via Carberry, Fa'side Castle, Inveresk. May be muddy in Carberry area. Minimal ascent. OS66. Start GR NT354704. Meet MIBC 9.30am [Midlothian]

Sunday 18 January B 12.5k (8m) OS66
Circular from Cottyburn via Longniddry, Gosford Estate and Spittal Right of Way. Negligible ascent. Depart NB 0830, Hadd 0845. Cost by car £1 [North Berwick]

Sunday 18 January  B walk  7mls
The John Muir Way. A walk along a section of the Way from Kilsythto Kirkintilloch, partly along the Forth and Clyde Canal and the Antonine Wall, parking at Kirkintilloch and taking the bus to the start of the walk. Ascent 150m. OS Explorer 342 & 348. GR NS735779. Barleybank carpark, Kirkintilloch. Dep QRC 09:00. Car share. TC £6.00. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 18 January  C  9km 150m ascent  OS 73
Venlaw circular on forest roads. KCP, Soonhope, Shieldgreen, Cistern Strip for view, Castle Venlaw Hotel and return to start. [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 21 January   C walk   9.5km/6 miles
Linear walk from Fountain Park to Hermiston P&R via Union Canal. Bus to Fountain Park. Ascent minimal OS 344/66, GR NT179699. Dep. WP 09:30 Dep. WP 09:30. Contact: 0131 337 6001/0799 959 2038 (This is an alteration to the walk shown in TRAIL) [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 21 January   C+ walk   8km/5 miles WALK CANCELLED
Craig Rossie circular walk from Pairney Farm, Auchterarder. Ascent 350m (1150ft). OS 58/368/369, GR NN978133. Dep. WP 09:45. Contact: 01506 844482 (Walk cancelled by leader due to snow and icy conditions) [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 21 January   C+ walk   9.5km/6 miles
Callendar Park, Glen Village, Bantaskine estate. Ascent 75m (250ft). OS 65. Dep. WP 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 24 January   B walk   7-8 miles   200m ascent
OS73 NT243478 Portmore Loch-Barony Castle figure of eight walk. Eddleston (Scots Pine tearoom), Portmore Loch, Scots Pine, Darnhall Mains, Shiplaw, Barony Castle, Eddleston. PD £3.50 [Balerno]

Saturday 24 January A 16km/10 miles 900m 6hrs
OS72&73. Linear from near Romannobridge NT168488 to Peebles via Wether Law (479m, Marilyn), Green Knowe (401m), Wide Hope Shank (465m), Black Meldon (468m) and White Meldon (427m, Marilyn). Contact leader for public transport details. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 24 January  C  6 miles  negligible ascent  OS74
Kelso circular: River Teviot - Roxburgh. Meet The Knowes car park (behind Abbey) NT730340, 10:00, WT 4 hrs. Leader: Helen Todd 07736 944413 or helen972todd@gmail.com [Eildon]

Saturday 24 January   B walk   11km/6½ miles
Kinnoull Hill circular. Start Jubilee car park – Kinnoull Hill Tower Walk – River Tay Sculpture Park – Quarrymill Woodland Walk – Scone – Coronation Road – Deuchney Wood – Jubilee car park. Ascent 305m (1000ft). OS 58, GR NO144236. Dep. LC 08:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 24 January B walk 11km OS 51
Creag Uchdag (Corbett). 750m ascent. Meet LNRS 7.30am. [Livingston]

Saturday 24 January C 7k (4m) OS67
Take 0900 service 120 bus from North Berwick to Whitekirk. Walk back to NB via Becky’s Strip, Gleghornie, Halfland Barns, woodland strips and field paths, entering NB via the Heugh and the Glen. Good paths, no hills. Meet NB (Imperial car park, Quality Street) at 0845 & Hadd (usual place) at 0830. (Note unusual day, location & times to suit bus; remember to bring bus passes). Cost by car (from Hadd) £1.50 [North Berwick]

Saturday 24 January  C walk  9kms/5.5mls
Ratho Canal Walk. A walk along the Union Canal from Ratho as far as the Almond Aqueduct, returning via tracks behind the Ratho Adventure Centre. Ascent minimal. OS Explorer 350. GR NT139709. Bridge Inn, Ratho. Dep QRC 10:00. Car share. TC £1.50. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 25 January   B walk   13km/8 miles
Lanark & The Mouse Water. A road, riverside & woodland walk. Ascent 150m (500ft). OS 72/335, GR NS875435. Dep. LC 09:00. Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893 (Note change of Grade/walk length and contact details from listing in TRAIL) [Linlithgow]

Sunday 25 January  C Walk  5.5 miles
Newbattle Woods, Dalkeith Cycle Path, Dalkeith Country Park. Low level walk on good paths. Meet MIBC 10.00am [Midlothian]

Sunday 25 January B  12km negligible ascent OS 66   
Circular, 09.30 from KCP. Start at car park at Gullane Bents NT477832 at 10.30. Coast to Yellow Craig, back along John Muir Way through Archerfield Estate to Gullane. [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 28 January   B walk   12.5km/8 miles
Cademuir Hill Forts & the Tweed from Peebles. Ascent 245m (800ft). OS 73/337, GR NT251402. Dep. WP 09:30. Contact: S Janas 01506 670893 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 28 January   C walk   8km/5 miles
Limekilns circular via Pattiesmuir, Broomhall and Charleston walking on tracks or minor roads. Park at car park by old pier Limekilns. Ascent minimal. OS 65, GR NT075834. Dep. WP 10:00. Contact: Anne Paterson 01324 483915 (Swapped from 25th February) [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 28 January  C+ walk.  6mls
Dalmeny Estate: Cramond Brig to Queensferry. A walk through the Estate, via Eagle Rock, Dalmeny House, Barnbougle Castle and Hound Point. Ascent negligible. OS Explorer 350. GR NT179755. Cramond Brig. Meet at bus stop next to the Police Station at 09:30 for Stagecoach bus 40A leaving at 09:39. If boarding en route please inform leader. [South Queensferry]

Thursday 29 January C walk 12km OS 66
Calton Hill and Holyrood Park Hills. 280m ascent along good paths with some street walking. Meet at Waverley Steps, Edinburgh 10.00am. [Livingston]

Thursday 29 January
Union Canal part 4. Bridgend Farm to Linlithgow. 6km/3.75 miles. With optional extra stroll round Linlithgow Loch. [Stravaigers]

Saturday 31 January C 10km/6 miles
OS66. Gullane to North Berwick. A pleasant linear walk along the shore with picnic lunch and optional cafe stop in North Berwick before bus back to Gullane. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 31 January B+ 20k/12miles 380m 6hrs
OS72 and OS73. Linear on the old drove road from West Linton via Spitalhaugh, green Knowe , Stewarton, Peebles.
[Edinburgh]

Saturday 31 January   B walk   19.5km/12 miles
Loch Lubnaig linear. Straightforward walk from Ben Ledi car park along the side of Loch Lubnaig to Strathyre and back. Ascent minimal. OS 57. Dep. LC 08:30 [Linlithgow]

February 2015

Sunday 1 February   B walk   6-8miles   100m ascent
OS64 NS738540 Chatelherault Country Park, south of
Hamilton. River and gorge walk passing ancient oaks and ruined castle. Some steep steps to
ascend and descend. PD £7.00 [Balerno]

Sunday 1 February  B walk  8.5 miles
Melrose, Eildon Mid Hill, Old Melrose, Newstead. Meet car park opposite Abbey at 10.00 [Coldstream]

Sunday 1 February   C walk   8km/5 miles
Local walk from The Cross – Avon Valley and Kettlestoun Pond. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. LC 13:00 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 1 February B walk  17km  Explorer 344
Pentland Hills circular via Red Road, Cock Rig, Spittal Hill and Green Law. 500m ascent along road & hill tracks. Some rough muddy terrain with one steep ascent. Meet LNRS 8.00am. [Livingston]

Sunday 1 February B Walk  6 miles
Eddleston circular. Stewarton to Harehope, Upper Stewarton, and return. Footpaths and forest tracks. OS Explorer 337. Start GR NT217436. Meet MIBC 9.00am [Midlothian]

Sunday 1 February A 20k (12.5m) OS73
Circular from Peebles, via Gypsy Glen, Kailzie Hill, Birkscairn Hill, Dun Rig (Graham), Hundleshope Heights. 800m ascent. Contact leader for start times. Cost by car £6 [North Berwick]

Sunday 1 February  B walk  13kms/8mls
Bankton Mains Park and River Almond, Livingston. A circular walk through one of the larger parks in Livingston, along the south side of the River Almond and the Killandean Burn. Ascent 50m. OS Explorer 349. GR NT051676. Howden Park Centre. Dep QRC 09:30. Car share. TC £3.00. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 1 February C+ 12km about 60m ascent  OS 72
Circular, start from W Linton Golf Club at 10.30, and walk to North Slipperfield, Garvald, Ingraston and back to start (or in reverse, leader to decide!). [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 4 February  C walk
Meet CHCP 10.00 [Coldstream]

Wednesday 4 February   B walk   9.5km/6 miles
Black Mount. An ascent of White Hill (440m) and Black Mount (516m) from Dolphinton. Ascent 370m (1210ft). OS 72/336, GR NT108473. Dep. WP 09:30. Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 4 February   C+ walk   11km/7 miles
Grangemouth, Skinflats, and Carronshore circular. Starting at car park just at the bridge over the River Carron, Grangemouth. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. WP 09:45 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 4 February   C walk   10km/6 miles
Linear walk between Caldercruix and Blackridge on Sustrans Route 75. Plan to park at Blackridge Station, take train to Caldercruix and walk back (or vice versa depending on wind direction!). Ascent minimal. OS 65/349, GR NS905670. Dep. WP 10:00. Contact: 01506843558/07709620046 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 7 February   B walk   6.5miles   400m ascent
OS65 NT162559 Carlops circular. Carlops, Fairliehope, The Mount, North Esk Reservoir, Spittal Farm, Newhall, Habbie’s Howe, Carlops. PD £3.00 [Balerno]

Saturday 7 February  B  8 miles  300m ascent  OS73
Walk details changed! now meet Nutwood Car Park, Melrose NT549340 10:00 am, WT 5hrs. Leader: Agnes Waldie 01896 823015 or scott@teallach47.freeserve.co.uk [Eildon]

Saturday 7 February   B walk   15km/9½ miles
A circular walk taking in Bracklinn Falls, Callander Craigs returning via West Bracklinn Farm and Dalvey. Mainly paths. Ascent 400m (1300ft) O.S.57 GR NN646069. Dep. LC 09:30 Contact: Jane Tingle 07742447160 (This replaces the walk shown in TRAIL) [Linlithgow]

Saturday 7 February B Walk 12km OS 52
Meall nan Caorach / Meall Reamhar (2 Grahams). 500m ascent. Please note that this walk requires approximately 1km of road walking each way on A822, as only suitable parking is in Amulree. Meet LNRS 8.00am. [Livingston]

Saturday 7 February  C+ walk  8kms/5mls
Muiravonside. A circular walk by woodland paths in the country park, returning along the Union Canal. Fine views to Linlithgow, the Bathgate Hills and the Ochils. Ascent 80m. OS Explorer 349. GR NS961757. Muiravonside: first car park. Dep QRC 10:00. Car share. TC £3.00. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 8 February Coach B+ B and C walks
Coach to Lanark (Clyde Valley). Depart Waterloo Place 09:00. Cost £10. Book with leader. [Edinburgh]

Sunday 8 February A+ 15km/9 miles 1200m 6hrs
OS51&57. Ben Vorlich (985m) and Stuc a' Chroin (975m). Circular from Ardvorlich NN632231 on south side of Loch Earn following Glen Vorlich to the summit of Ben Vorlich and then on to Stuc a' Chroin. Choice of return routes depending on conditions. Ice axe and crampons required. Cost shared per car £42. [Edinburgh]

Sunday 8 February   B+ walk   21km/13 miles
Loch Leven Heritage Trail. Now able to walk right round the loch following completion of the path system. Ascent minimal. OS 58, GR NT160990. Dep. LC 09:00. Contact: Malcolm Duncan 01324 625496 (Swapped from 22 March) [Linlithgow]

Sunday 8 February C walk 14km OS 65
  Union Canal to Mid Calder via Almondell Country Park, local walk with minimal ascent.  Meet LNRS 9.00am. [Livingston]

Sunday 8 February  B Walk  9 miles
Lammer Law and Hopes Reservoir. Good hill tracks and minor roads. Possibility of boggy areas around the summit of Lammer Law. Ascent 352m. Start GR NT541642. Meet MIBC 9.00am [Midlothian]

Sunday 8 February B 17k (11m) OS74
Circular from Coldstream via River Tweed and the Hirsel. Negligible ascent. Depart NB 0815, Hadd 0830. Cost by car £7 [North Berwick]

Sunday 8 February  B 13km minimal ascent OS 66 or Explorer 345
Circular 09.30 from KCP. Start 10.15 at Dalkeith Indoor Bowling Club car park. Waterfall Park, Newbattle Abbey, Lothian Bridge, Dalhousie Castle, Cockpen Old Church, Povert Rd, Brewers Bushbridge, Newtongrange Viaduct, Newbattle Abbey, Maiden Bridge Dalkeith King's Park and back to the start. Remember to leave Peebles at 09.30. [Tweeddale]

Tuesday 10 February D (Stravaiger)
From the Mound to foot of Blackford Hill and onto Morningside Approx 3 miles. [Edinburgh]

Wednesday 11 February   B walk   10km/7 miles
West and East Lomond, Fife from Craigmead car park between the two hills. Ascent 400m (1310ft). OS 58, GR NO228062. Dep. WP 09:00. Contact: Roger Livermore 01506 84 5151 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 11 February   C walk   9.5km/6 miles
Walk from Camelon to the Kelpies and return to Grahamston via the Forth & Clyde Canal. Bus to Camelon. Ascent minimal. OS 65/349, GR NS875804. Dep. WP 09:35 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 11 February   D walk   5km/3 miles
Bus to Linlithgow Bridge then walk down to the River Avon by Glenavon House for a pleasant walk by the river. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. WP 10:30 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 11 February  C+ walk  11kms/7mls
Devil’s Mill, Rumbling Bridge. A circular walk from Pool of Muckhart via The Leys and Muckhart Mill, returning via Rumbling Bridge and Naemoor. Ascent 150m. OS Explorer 369. GR NN999006. Pool of Muckhart Community Hall car park. Dep QRC 10:00. Car share. TC £5.00. [South Queensferry]

Thursday 12 February B walk 8km OS 58
Cleish Hills and Loch Glow circular. Moderate hill climb, on tracks and paths. Can be muddy. Total ascent 160m. Meet Sainsbury’s car park 10.00am. [Livingston]

Saturday 14 February B 13.5km/8.5 miles 4hrs
OS66. Circular from Dalkeith via Waterfall Park, Maiden Bridge, Newbattle Abbey Park, Lady Lothian’s Plantation, Lothian Bridge, Grove Farm, Dalhousie Bridge, Old Cockpen Church, Povert Road, Brewer’s Bush Bridge, Lady Lothian’s Plantation, Newbattle Bridge, Maiden Bridge, Cock Club House, Kings Park, Dalkeith. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 14 February   A walk   18km/11 miles
Ballencleuch Law. From Overfingland following SUW, Comb Law, Hirstane Rig, Ballencleuch Law, Roger Law and walk along beside reservoir then back along to SUW. Ascent 654m (2150ft). OS 78, GR NS931100. Dep. LC 08:00. Contact: 07923456409 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 14 February   C walk   9.5km/6 miles
Bus to Winchburgh and walk back to Linlithgow by the canal towpath. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. LC 09:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 14 February B Walk 10km OS 58/59
  Lomond Hills. 370m ascent. Meet LNRS 7.30am. [Livingston]

Saturday 14 February B 12.5k (8m) OS73/74
The Borders Abbeys Way. Linear from Melrose to St Boswells via St Cuthbert’s Way, Bowden, Clintmains, Dryburgh Abbey & St Boswells. Leave cars at St Boswells, take bus to Melrose and walk back. 320m ascent. Depart NB 0815, Hadd 0830. Cost by car £6 [North Berwick]

Sunday 15 February   B walk   8.5miles   250m ascent
OS72 NT057482 (updated start point cfd TRAIL) Little Sparta – Pentland Hills circular. Start to Dunsyre, Easton Farm, Cairn Knowe, Bleak Law, Green Side, Little Sparta. PD £4.50 [Balerno]

Sunday 15 February  B walk  8 miles
Pressen, Mindrum Station, Downham, Moneylaws Hill, Hagg. Meet Pressen 74:NT837359 at 10.00 [Coldstream]

Sunday 15 February   B+ walk   11km/7 miles
Kilmahog to Stank Glen, nr Callander. Ascent 392m (1286ft). OS 57. Dep. LC 08:30 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 15 February B walk 19km OS 58
Loch Leven circular starting at Kinross. Minimal ascent on good path. Meet LNRS 8.00am. [Livingston]

Sunday 15 February  B Walk  8 miles
Cademuir Hill and River Tweed at Peebles. Up to Cademuir and hill forts. Descend to valley. Walk along country road for about a mile. Walk back alongside the River Tweed. Ascent 659ft. OS73. Start from Kingsmeadows car park Peebles. Meet MIBC 9.00am [Midlothian]

Sunday 15 February C 8k (5m) OS67
Circular from Tyninghame via Knowes Farm, railway footbridge, Beesknowe, Bielhill, North Lodge and Tynefield. Good tracks with negligible hills. Depart NB 0900, Hadd 0915. Cost by car £1.50 [North Berwick]

Sunday 15 February  C+ walk.  10.5kms/6.5mls
Hosh and the Knock of Crieff. A pleasant hill, woodland and riverside walk, with outstanding views. Ascent 180m. OS Explorer 368. GR NN856234. Glenturret Distillery car park. Dep QRC 09:00. TC £9.00. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 15 February  C+  12km  20m ascent  OS 66 or Explorer 350
Leave Peebles 09.30 to reach start by 10.30. Park at Cramond Brig, at Miller & Carter Steakhouse, to walk the shore of the Forth into Dalmeny Estate, hopefully seeing hosts of snowdrops. [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 18 February   B walk   12km/7½ miles
Around Lindores Loch from Collessie. Ascent 200m (700ft). OS 59, GR NO287134. Dep. WP 09:30. Contact: Doug Crockford/Ken Bain 01313313707/01313311334 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 18 February   C+ walk   9.5km/5½ miles
Circular from Mortonhall to Blackford Hill. Good paths. One long steep flight of steps. Ascent 150m (500ft). OS 66/350, GR NT262648. Dep. WP 09:45. Contact: Alan Norton 01506843375/07982240948 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 18 February   C walk   6.5km/4 miles
A walk on good paths around Carron Dams a reclaimed industrial site for foundries including Carron works. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. WP 10:00. Contact: Jane Tingle 07742447160 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 21 February   B walk   7miles   200m ascent
OS66 NT234856 Fife Coast circular. The Binn from Burntisland via Kinghorn. Beach walk to Kinghorn then good tracks via Kinghorn Loch to The Binn and return to Burntisland. PD £4.50 [Balerno]

Saturday 21 February C 10km/6 miles approx 30m ascent
OS65. Along the Union Canal from Edinburgh Park to Broxburn via EICA and Almond aqueduct. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 21 February  B  8 miles  OS73
Melrose/Old Melrose circular: Meet Nutwood car park Melrose, NT549340, 10:00, WT 4.5hrs. Leader: Heather McLoone 01896 820300 or stewartandheather@gmail.com [Eildon]

Saturday 21 February   B+ walk   16km/10 miles
Achray Forest circular. Nice circular walk in the Aberfoyle area following in part the Highland Boundary Fault Trail. Offers fine views of the surrounding countryside, lochs and hills. Ascent 300m (984ft). OS 57. Dep. LC 08:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 21 February B walk 13km OS 51
Meall nam Maigheach (Corbett). 620m ascent. Meet LNRS 7.30am. [Livingston]

Saturday 21 February  C walk  10kms/6mls
Union Canal and Muiravonside Country Park. A walk along the Union Canal as far as the aqueduct and into Muiravonside. Ascent 80m. OS Explorer 349. GR NS984764. Linlithgow Recreation Centre. Dep QRC 10:00. Car share. TC £2.00. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 22 February   B+ walk   18km/11 miles
Blairadam Forest and Cleish Hills. A circular walk over varied terrain, initially through forest and affording great views to the north from Nivingston Craigs and various other points en route. Ascent 300m (980ft). OS 58, GR NT129946. Dep. LC 08:30. Contact: dms.home@virgin.net [Linlithgow]

Sunday 22 February B+ Walk  9 miles
Romannobridge area. Newlands Kirk to Wether Law and return via Drum Maw and White Knowe. Tracks and footpaths. OS72. Start GR NT161468. Meet MIBC 9.00am [Midlothian]

Sunday 22 February A 21k (13m) OS65/66
Circular from Harlaw Reservoir Visitor Centre via Threipmuir, Bavelaw, Borestane, Kitchen Moss, West & East Kip, The Howe and back to Harlaw. 650m ascent. Contact leader for start times. Cost by car £4.50 [North Berwick]

Sunday 22 February  B 12km (or C+ linear with bus)  OS 73
Circular, Innerleithen to Walkerburn by a high route. Start at Leithen Rd car park on B709 NT333372 at 10.20. Ascend Pirn Hill, to view old reservoir and descend to Priesthope and Walkerburn. Leader will offer a suitable route back to Innerleithen, but will permit the use of public transport, if desired! [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 25 February   B walk   10km/6 miles
Menteith Hills. Relatively short but with some steep ascents and descents. Ascent 300m (985ft). OS 57, GR NN541006. Dep. WP 09:30.
Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 25 February   C walk   8km/5 miles
Abercorn, Society and the Forth shore. A circular walk, depending on tidal conditions may involve some fairly rough shore walking. Ascent 45m (130ft). OS 65, GR NT031790. Dep. WP 10:00 (Swapped from 28th January) [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 25 February  B walk  14.5kms/9mls
Winton walks at Pencaitland. A circular through the woods around Winton House, including the model village of New Winton. Ascent 50m. OS Explorer 351. GR NT447691. Pencaitland car park. Dep QRC 09:30. Car share. TC £6.00. [South Queensferry]

Wednesday 25 February 
This charming walk is part of the Tweed way, beginning in Lyne Station and ending in Peebles. Approximately 4 miles. We will take in tree lined avenues alive with birds and daffodil displays and fields of sheep either side later skirting round the bottom of Neidpath Castle. May be muddy in places. We will meet in Peebles by the post Office and from there either pick up the local bus to Lyne Station or take a short cab ride (around £2 a head for shared taxi). [Stravaigers]

Thursday 26 February C walk 13km Explorer 367
Dalgety Bay to Aberdour along coastal path with minimal ascent. Meet Sainsbury’s car park 10.00am. [Livingston]

Saturday 28 February B+ 16km/10 miles 579m 6hrs
OS66. Linear from Flotterstone NT234631 to Balerno via Turnhouse Hill, Carnethy Hill, Scald Law (579m), East and West Kip, then through to Balerno. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 28 February   B+ walk   17.5km/11 miles
Frandy Burn Circuit (Ochils). Starting from Glen Devon, this walk is around the hills surrounding the Frandy Burn, and includes several peaks, notably Ben Shee (516m/1693ft). Ascent 522m (1710ft). OS 58/366, GR NN972051. Dep. LC 08:30. Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893 (Swapped from 7th March) [Linlithgow]

Saturday 28 February B 16k (10m) OS65
Polmont station to The Helix Park with a visit to The Kelpies. Take 0821 train from North Berwick to Waverley then 0915 to Polmont. Negligible ascent. Cost by car from Hadd to North Berwick £1.50. Contact leader for start times. [North Berwick]

Saturday 28 February
Canonmills to Craigleith. [Stravaigers]

March 2015

Sunday 1 March   B+ walk   10miles   450m ascent
OS58 NO002008 Ochil Hills circular. Pool of Muckhart, Seamab Hill, Commonedge Hill, Dollar Glen, low level path back to Muckhart. PD £6.50 [Balerno]

Sunday 1 March  B walk  7 miles
Earlston, Gattonside, Earlston. Meet Earlston Rugby Club at 10.00 [Coldstream]

Sunday 1 March   C walk   9.5km/6 miles
Local walk from The Cross – Kettlestoun Hill and Union Canal. Ascent 150m (500ft). OS 65. Dep. LC 13:00 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 1 March B walk  16km  OS 67
Circular walk from Tyninghame including Ravensheugh sands and cliffs. Minimal ascent. Meet LNRS 8.00am. [Livingston]

Sunday 1 March  C Walk  6 miles
Water of Leith Walkway. From Leith to Slateford Road. Return by bus. "From Leith to the Visitor Centre on Slateford Road. The river winds its way through the heart of the capital and is home to a range of plants and animals. A pleasant, interesting walk on good paths”. Starting from Leith. Meet MIBC 9.30am [Midlothian]

Sunday 1 March  C+ walk  8kms/5mls
Bracklinn Falls, Callander. A circular walk on waterside paths and forest tracks, crossing Bridge of Brackland with views of the falls. Ascent 200m. OS Explorer 365 & 366. GR NN627081. Callander car park. Dep QRC 09:30. Car share. TC £8.50. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 1 March  B  11km  300m ascent   OS 73
Linear, Peebles to Eddleston. Rosetta, shoulder Hamilton Hill, Upper Kidston, Stewarton, Barony Castle. Return to Peebles by bus. [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 4 March  C walk
Meet CHCP 10.00 [Coldstream]

Wednesday 4 March   C walk   11km/7 miles
Tayport and Tentsmuir Nature Reserve, Fife. Ascent minimal. OS 54, GR NO458288. Dep. WP 09:00. Contact: Roger Livermore 01506 84 5151 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 4 March   B walk   11km/7 miles
Downie's Loup and Carleatheran from Gargunnock. Ascent 450m (1475ft). OS 57/348, GR NS705943. Dep. WP 09:30. Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893 This is a change to the walk shown in TRAIL [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 4 March   C walk   10km/6 miles
Carron Loop. Improved footpath and new bridge joining various communities around Larbert and Bainsford. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. WP 10:00. Contact: Malcolm Duncan 01324 625496 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 7 March   B walk   8-10miles   350m ascent
OS58 NO086183 Bridge of Earn area. Forgandenny, Drumfinn Hill, Culteuchar Hill, West Dron Hill, Glen Earn, Ecclesiamagirdle House, old churchyard, Forgandenny. PD £8.00 [Balerno]

Saturday 7 March  B  6.4 miles  300m ascent  OS73
St Cuthbert’s Way (Stage 1) linear: Melrose to St. Boswells. Start Melrose Market Square NT547340, 10:00. Meet 9:15 St Boswells bus stance NT593309 for bus to Melrose, check meet time for bus with leader, WT 4.5hrs. Leader: 07941 395837 [Eildon]

Saturday 7 March   B+ walk   15.5km/9½ miles WALK CANCELLED
Sterling Mills – Castle Campbell – Glen Devon circular. This walk initially follows the old Devon Valley Railway before heading to higher ground to arrive at Castle Campbell. The journey continues down Dollar Glen and the return route is along the River Devon and base of Sheardale Ridge. Ascent 432m (1417ft). OS 58. Dep. LC 08:30 (Swapped from 28th February, but cancelled due to adverse weather forecast) [Linlithgow]

Saturday 7 March B Walk 13km OS 79
Cauldcleuch Head (Graham/Donald). 400m ascent. Meet LNRS 7.30am. [Livingston]

Saturday 7 March C+ walk  10kms/6mls
Aberdour and The Heughs. A circular walk from St Colme House via Aberdour harbour, Hawkcraig Point and Silversands, returning via The Heughs, St Fillan’s Church and the walled garden of Aberdour Castle. Ascent 90m. OS Explorer 367. GR NT180843. Car park on road to oil terminal just before cycle path. Dep QRC 10:00. Car share. TC £2.00. [South Queensferry]

Saturday 7 March B 10.5km 300m ascent  OS 73
Joint linear walk with Eildon Ramblers, St Cuthbert’s Way stage one. Meet 09.15 St Boswells bus stance to use bus to Melrose, from whose Market Square the walk commences. [Tweeddale]

Sunday 8 March Coach B+ B and C walks
Coach to Campsies. Depart Waterloo Place 09:00. Cost £10. Book with leader. [Edinburgh]

Sunday 8 March A+ 19km/11.75 miles 1240m 7hrs
OS50. 2 Munros. Beinn Achaladair (1039m) and Beinn a' Chreachain (1081m) starting from Achaladair Farm NN322433. Ice axe and crampons may be required. Cost shared per car £54. [Edinburgh]

Sunday 8 March   B walk   12km/7½ miles
Lauder – Blackchester Fort circular. Walk includes old railway line and visit to hill fort. Ascent 150m (500ft). OS 73, GR NT530475. Dep. LC 09:00. Contact: Malcolm Duncan 01324 625496 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 8 March B walk 15km OS 57
Ben Venue circular. Gentle 725m ascent mainly good paths but with possible boggy sections. Odd rocky section. Meet LNRS 8.00am. [Livingston]

Sunday 8 March  C+ Walk  8 miles
Peebles to Lyne along the River Tweed and back. Walk along the south bank of the River Tweed mostly on tracks with one short ascent and return along the north bank. OS 73. Start GR 252401 Kingsmeadows car park, Peebles. Meet MIBC 9.00am [Midlothian]

Sunday 8 March B+ Walk  8 miles
Hundleshope Heights via Newby Kipps, Preston Law and return. OS73. Start GR NT 260392. Meet MIBC 9.00am [Midlothian]

Sunday 8 March C 10k (6m) OS66
Circular from Gifford via old railway, Broadwoodside and Newall Wood. Return via Bankwood, Bolton Muir Wood, Inglisfield & Fawn Wood. Negligible hills. Depart NB 0900, Hadd 0915. Cost by car £1.50 [North Berwick]

Wednesday 11 March   B+ walk   17km/10½ miles
Bishop Hill & West Lomond Hill from Craigmead. A circular walk taking in Bishop Hill before following the ridge and descending into Glen Vale, then ascending West Lomond Hill before completing the circuit back to Craigmead. Ascent 560m (1850ft). OS 58/370, GR NO227061. Dep. WP 09:00. Contact: Derek Lawson 01506840446 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 11 March   C+ walk   10.5km/6½ miles
Allandale circular. The walk starts from Walton Rd, Allandale. Ascent 130m (422ft). OS 64/65, GR NS790783. Dep. WP 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 11 March   D walk   5km/3 miles
Callendar Park, Falkirk. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. WP 10:30 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 11 March  C walk  11kms/7mls
Cramond to Leith along the shore. Bus to Cramond Brig. Walk to Cramond, then along the shore to Leith. Return by 22 bus from Ocean Terminal and 40 bus to Queensferry. Ascent negligible, though some steps on the way to Cramond. OS Explorer 350. GR NT179755. Cramond Brig. Meet at bus stop next to Police Station at 09.37 for Stagecoach bus 40 leaving at 09:47. If boarding en route please inform leader. [South Queensferry]

Thursday 12 March B walk 12km OS 58
Dollar-Glendevon linear walk following the ancient 'Cadgers Yett' track used by drovers to take cattle from Auchterarder to Falkirk. 170m ascent on well-defined hill paths and forestry tracks. Meet Sainsbury’s car park 10.00am. [Livingston]

Thursday 12 March
Cardrona to Innerleithen along railway path. [Stravaigers]

Saturday 14 March  B walk  9 miles
Bamburgh, Seahouses circular. Meet car park opposite Bamburgh Castle at 10.00 [Coldstream]

Saturday 14 March B 13.5km/8.5 miles 5hrs
OS59. The Balmerino Loop. Circular from Wormit via woodland and open countryside in North Fife. View of Dundee and River Tay. Little ascent. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 14 March   C walk   8km/5 miles
Train to Falkirk High Station. Walk along the Union Canal towpath to Falkirk Wheel then back along the Forth & Clyde Canal towpath to Grahamston Station for the train back to Linlithgow. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. LC 09:30 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 15 March   B walk   9miles   minimal ascent
OS72 & 64 NS829460 Clyde Walkway. Crossford to Rosebank circular. PD £6.00 [Balerno]

Sunday 15 March A 10km/6 miles 830m 5.5hrs
OS50. Munro. An Caisteal (995m) from A82 Glen Falloch NN368238 via Twistin Hill. Ice axe and crampons required. Cost shared per car £48. [Edinburgh]

Sunday 15 March   A walk   11km/6½ miles
Beinn Dearg & Meall a’ Mhuic. Corbett & Graham set either side of Lairig Ghallabhaich (Kirk Road). Start point at Innerwick, Glen Lyon. Ascent 910m (2985ft). OS 51, GR NN589474. Dep. LC 08:30 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 15 March C+ walk 17km OS 65
New Lanark and Falls of Clyde through nature reserve. 50m ascent with some steps but mostly on good tracks and paths. Meet LNRS 8.00am (may change to 9.00). [Livingston]

Sunday 15 March  C Walk  5 miles
Gladhouse Reservoir circuit. Quiet roads and farm tracks. Meet MIBC 9.30am [Midlothian]

Sunday 15 March B+ Walk  8 miles
Moffat Hills circular. Starting at the Megget Stone. Track onto Molls Cleuch Dod, Firthybrig Head, Lochcraig Head, return by Talla East Side and Nickies Knowe on rough tracks which can be muddy. Ascent 572m. OS 72/79. Start GR NT150203. Meet MIBC 9.00am [Midlothian]

Sunday 15 March A 16k (10m) OS45
Duchary Hill and Monamenach from Glen Isla. 1000m ascent. Contact leader for start times. Cost by car £16 [North Berwick]

Sunday 15 March  C+ walk  11kms/7mls
Peebles to Lyne Station. A circular walk along the River Tweed to Lyne Station via riverside paths and the old railway track. Ascent 80m. OS Explorer 337. GR NT251403. Peebles, Kingsmeadows car park. Dep QRC 09:30. Car share. TC £6.50. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 15 March B 9km 250m ascent OS 73/79 Explorer 330
Circular near St Mary’s Loch. Leave KCP 10.00 or Glen Cafe NT238205 at 10.30. Pass Tibbie Shiels on SUW to Pikestone Rig. Descend to Riskinhope & Loch of the Lowes. Scenic breaks and pub or cafe at the end. [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 18 March   B walk   13km/8 miles
Traprain Law circular via East Linton, Hailes Castle and Pencraig Wood. Ascent 220m (680ft). OS 67. Dep. WP 09:15 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 18 March   C walk   8km/5 miles
River Almond and Cammo from Cramond Bridge Inn. River Almond walkway with Cammo estate and Lennie Mains. Likely to be muddy in parts. Fairly level, apart from steep section at start and finish. Ascent minimal. OS 65, GR NT179755. Dep. WP 09:45. Contact: 0131 337 6001/0799 959 2038 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 18 March   C walk   9.5km/5½ miles
Circular on woodland paths and roads from Cambusbarron via Gillies Hill to Chartershall and Cultenhove. Ascent 180m (580ft). OS 57/366, GR NS771923. Dep. WP 10:00. Contact: 01506843558/07709620046 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 21 March C+ approx 8km/5 miles
OS66. Car ramble. Circular walk round Hopes Reservoir near Gifford. Some gradual ascent, mainly on tracks with short stretches of roughish ground. Cost shared per car £14.50. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 21 March B+ 17km/10.6 miles 615m 6hrs
OS66. Circular from Hillend lower car park via Boghall, Woodhouselee, Castlelaw Farm, Falla Knowe, Capelaw hill, Bonaly Reservoir, Bonaly Park, Dreghorn Mains, Swanston Village, Muilieputchse and Hillend Ski Centre. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 21 March  B+  9 miles  400m ascent  OS73
Gala circular: River Tweed - Yair - Gala Hill. Meet Boleside car park beside Tweed, NT509348, 10:00, WT 5hrs. Leader: David Langworth david@maps.myzen.co.uk [Eildon]

Saturday 21 March   B walk   17.5km/11 miles
Birnam – Kings Seat – Inchewan Burn – Balhomish – Rumbling Bridge – Hermitage. Ascent 365m (1200ft). OS 52/53, GR NO030419. Dep. LC 08:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 21 March C Walk 8km OS 43
Killicrankie/Tummel linear. Meet LNRS 7.30am. [Livingston]

Saturday 21 March  B walk  11kms/7mls
The Kips and Scald Law from Balerno. A walk across moorland to the highest point in the Pentland Hills. Ascent 450m. OS Explorer 344. GR NT167638. Threipmuir car park. Dep QRC 09:30. Car share. TC £3.00. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 22 March   B+ walk   9miles   650m ascent
OS73 & 79 NT237204 The Wiss from Tibbie Shiels. Tibbie Shiels Inn, The Wiss, Earl’s Hill, Pikestone Rig, Peniestone Knowe, East Muchra Hill, Riskinhope, Loch of the Lowes. Meet PVCP 08:00. PD £8.50 [Balerno]

Sunday 22 March   B walk   13km/8 miles
River Tay walk Perth. Walk on both sides of the River Tay north to Woody Island and return. Ascent minimal. OS 58, GR NO119230. Dep. LC 09:00. Contact: Malcolm Duncan 01324 625496 (Swapped from 8 Feb) [Linlithgow]

Sunday 22 March  B Walk  8 miles
Peebles circular. The Meldons. Rosetta, White Meldon, Black Meldon, Lyne station, Peebles. Roads, paths and disused railway. Two small easy hills. OS73. Start GR 251402 Kingsmeadows car park, Peebles. Meet MIBC 9.00am [Midlothian]

Sunday 22 March C+ Walk 6 miles
Musselburgh – Newhailes – Inveresk circular. Meet MIBC 9.30am [Midlothian]

Sunday 22 March B 16k (10m) OS65/66
Circular from Red Moss Nature Reserve via Threipmuir Reservoir, Black Hill, Loganlea Reservoir, The Howe, returning to Nature Reserve by Nine Mile Burn footpath. 400m ascent. Depart NB 0830, Hadd 0845. Cost by car £4 [North Berwick]

Sunday 22 March  B+ 17.3km 455m ascent  OS 66
N Pentlands circular. Leave Peebles 09.30 Leave Flotterstone car park approx 10.00, Kirk Bridge, Harbour Hill, Bonaly Reservoir, Bonaly Park, Torduff Reservoir, Easter Kinleith, Cock Rig, Maidens Cleuch, Kirk Bridge and back to start. [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 25 March   A walk   10km/6 miles
Ben Ledi. Corbett from Loch Lubnaig. Crampons and ice-axes may be required, check with leader. Ascent 760m (2300ft). OS 57, GR NN586091. Dep. WP 08:00. Contact: S Allison 01506 840579 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 25 March   C walk   8km/5 miles
Limekilns circular via Pattiesmuir, Broomhall and Charlestown walking on tracks or minor roads. Park at car park by old pier Limekilns. Ascent minimal. OS 65, GR NT075834. Dep. WP 09:30. Contact: Anne Paterson 01324 483915 (This replaces the Glentress circular walk shown in TRAIL) [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 25 March   C Walk  6.5km/4 miles
Saline Byways. Explore the area below Saline Hill from Balgonar to Steelend. Ascent 100m (330ft). OS 65. Dep WP 10:30 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 25 March  B walk  16kms/10mls
River Esk Walkway, Gorebridge. A circular walk via Gore Glen and by the scenic River South Esk into the Arniston Estate. Ascent 140m. OS Explorer 345. GR NT344615. Gorebridge Health Centre. Dep QRC 09:30. Car share. TC £5.00. [South Queensferry]

Thursday 26 March C walk  10km OS 58
210m ascent along forest paths and roads. Meet Sainsbury’s car park 10.00am. [Livingston]

Saturday 28 March   B walk   8miles   minimal ascent
OS66 NT201746 John Muir Way linear, Clermiston to South Queensferry. Return by bus. Bring bus passes. PD £1.00 [Balerno]

Saturday 28 March   A walk   8.5km/5½ miles
Stuchd an Lochain (Munro) from Loch an Daimh. Ascent of the Munro Stuchd an Lochain from the west end of Glen Lyon. Ice axe and crampons may be required, check with walk leader. Ascent 726m (2380ft). OS 51/378, GR NN511463. Dep. LC 07:30. Contact: Derek Lawson 01506 840446 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 28 March   B walk   11km/7 miles
Oldhamstocks circular. Country lanes & field tracks with steep section up to Blackcastle Hill. Ascent 200m (660ft). OS 67, GR NT742705. Dep. LC 09:00. Contact: Sheila Austin 01506 842169 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 28 March
Dawyck Arboretum spring bulbs tour. [Stravaigers]

Sunday 29 March  B walk  9 miles
St Abbs circular. Meet National Trust car park St Abbs at 10.00 [Coldstream]

Sunday 29 March   A walk   15km/9½ miles
Ben Chonzie (Munro) from Loch Turret reservoir. This is a circular route following the eastern side of Loch Turret reservoir and returning via the summit ridge on the other side. Ascent 840m (2800ft). OS 52. Dep. LC 08:00 BST [Linlithgow]

Sunday 29 March B walk 14km OS 73
The Three Brethren circular via Tibbie Tamson’s Grave and Peat Law. 250m ascent along good paths. Meet LNRS 8.00am. [Livingston]

Sunday 29 March  C Walk  6 miles
Prestongrange to Port Seton along the John Muir Way. Low level walk. Meet MIBC 10.00am [Midlothian]

Sunday 29 March C 10k (6m) OS66
Circular from Vogrie Park to Roman Camp via Newlandsburn, Southside, Windmill Wood, D’Arcy and Camp Wood. Good tracks with easy ascents. Depart NB 0900, Hadd 0915. Cost by car £3 [North Berwick]

Sunday 29 March  C+ walk  10kms/6mls
The Falkland Estate. A walk up Maspie Den, returning via Arraty Craigs and the Pillars of Hercules. Ascent 170m. OS Explorer 370. GR NO247075. Estate car park. Dep QRC 10:00. Car share. TC £5.50. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 29 March  C+ 12km  50m ascent OS 67 or Explorer 351
Linear from East Linton, Junction High St and Preston Road NT590776 at 11.00. Part of the John Muir Way along the River Tyne, Hedderwick Sands, John Muir Country Park, Belhaven Bay and along the cliffs to Dunbar. Bus back to start. [Tweeddale]

October 2015

Thursday 1 October B Walk 6.5km OS 58
Tillicoultry and Dollar circular on paths and disused railway. 100m ascent. Meet LFCP 10:00. [Livingston]

Saturday 3 October   B walk   10miles   minimal ascent
OS66 NT191855 Aberdour to Kirkcaldy along Fife Coastal Path finishing at Kirkcaldy Museum and Art Gallery. Return by bus (bring bus passes). PD £3.50 [Balerno]

Saturday 3 October C approx 11.25km/7 miles
OS66. Ocean Terminal, Leith Links, Restalrig Path, Craigentinny golf course, Portobello prom, Joppa, Eskmills Path to Inveresk village and finish in Musselburgh (Lucca’s café). Contact leader for transport details. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 3 October B+ 23k 5-6 hours. (Note: change of walk)
OS65. Linear South Queensferry to Linlithgow.
Linear South Queensferry to Linlithgow - John Muir Way. Mixture of coastal, woodland and lochside paths. Contact leader for further details and car cost share. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 3 October  B+  7 miles  430m ascent  OS73
Yarrowford circular via Minch Moor, Brown Knowe and Broadmeadows: meet 10:00 A708 Yarrowford NT408300. WT 4.0hrs. Leader: David Langworth, email david@maps.myzen.co.uk [Eildon]

Saturday 3 October   A walk   17km/10½ miles
Beinn Chabhair and An Caisteal from Glen Falloch via Lochan a’ Chaisteil. Some very rough ground. Slow A pace. Ascent 1200m (3940ft). OS 364, NN348219. Dep. LC 08:00. Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 3 October   C+ walk   9km/5½ miles
Lady Mary’s walk Crieff. A pleasant walk along the banks of the River Earn and woodland surrounding Crieff. Ascent 350m (1150ft). OS 52. Dep. LC 09:00 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 3 October   B walk   14.5kms/9mls
Peebles to Walkerburn. A walk alongside the River Tweed. Mostly on converted railway, partly on the riverbank. Good views of the surrounding hills. Return to Peebles by bus. Ascent negligible. OS Explorer 337. GR NT252403: Kingsmeadows car park, Peebles. Dep. QRC 09.00. TC £5.50. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 4 October   B walk   15km/9½ miles
Killiecrankie circular, via Bealach na Searmoin and Loch a’Choire, from Moulin. Ascent 580m (1900ft). OS 43, NN944595. Dep. LC 08:30 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 4 October   B+ Walk  12 miles
Ballencleuch Law from Overfingland (Lowther Hills, near Elvanfoot). Start on the S.U.W. then over Comb Law, Hirstane Rig, Ballencleuch Law, Roger Law, alongside Daer Reservoir, then meet the S.U.W. returning to Overfingland. Rough moorland with some pathway/tracks. Circular. OS 329 Start GR - NS931100. Meet MIBC 08.00 [Midlothian]

Sunday 4 October   C Walk  7 miles
Nethan Gorge Clyde valley nature reserve. Flight of steps at start of walk otherwise fairly level on track along river gorge. Linear. OS 72 Start GR - NS828464. Meet MIBC 09.00 [Midlothian]

Sunday 4 October B+ 16.5km 480m ascent  OS 73
Linear Peebles to Cardrona, high route. KCP through Victoria Park, Glen Rd, Gypsy Glen, Kailzie Hill, Kirkhope Law, Little Craigieside, Beardshill, Castleknowe Fort, Cardrona Forest car park to Cardrona Village, bus back to Peebles. Take bus passes. [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 7 October  C walk
Meet CHCP 10.00 [Coldstream]

Wednesday 7 October STRAVAIGERS 4.8km/3 miles
Circular in Dalkeith Country Park. [Edinburgh]

Wednesday 7 October   B+ walk   16km/10 miles
Medwin Water and Catstone from West Linton. Ascent 200m (650ft). OS 72, NT142521. Dep. WP 09:15. Contact: Doug Crockford/Ken Bain 01313313707/01313311334 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 7 October   C+ walk   7.5km/4½ miles
Black and White Meldon Hills, near Peebles, from the picnic site. Both hills are quite steep, both up and down. Ascent 453m (1485ft). OS 73, NT212429. Dep. WP 09:30 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 7 October   C+ walk   10km/6 miles
Circuit of Avon River/Gorge in Chatelherault Country Park. Pathways with some step sections. Ascent 150m (500ft). OS 64, NS737540. Dep. WP 09:30 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 7 October   C+ walk   8kms/5mls
Deil’s Cauldron, Comrie. Circular walk round Glen Lednock visiting Deil’s Cauldron and Lord Melville’s Monument. Ascent 250m. OS Explorer 368. GR NN771222: School car park, Comrie. Dep. QRC 10.00. TC £8.00. [South Queensferry]

Saturday 10 October  A walk   14.5km/9 miles WALK CANCELLED
Mayar and Driesh, Glen Clova. 2 Munros. Ascent 835m (2740ft). OS 388, NO284760. Dep. LC 08:00. Contact: 7737647544 (Walk cancelled due to leader being unwell.) [Linlithgow]

Saturday 10 October   C+ walk   8km/5 miles
Ecclesmachan and Binny Craig. Ascent 100m (330ft). OS 65, NT048730. Dep. LC 09:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 10 October B Walk 16 km OS 58
Ochil Hills circular. (3 Donalds) King’s Seat Hill, Tarmangie Hill, Innerdownie from Dollar Glen. 700m ascent. Meet LNRS 07:30. [Livingston]

Sunday 11 October   B walk   7.5miles   150m ascent
OS73 NT574385 Earlston Leader Water circular. Earlston, Carolside, Leadervale House, Redpath, Leaderfoot, Drygrange, Earlston. PD £7.00 [Balerno]

Sunday 11 October  B walk  9 miles
Abbey St Bathans circular; joint walk with Berwick Ramblers. Meet trout farm car park, Abbey St Bathans NT763622 at 10.00 [Coldstream]

Sunday 11 October FAMILY WALK 8km/5 miles height climbed 160m/550ft 12-3pm
There has been an error in the printed Family Walks programme and the walk next Sunday will actually be in the arboretum and fields behind Moreton Hall and onto the Braid Hills. 3miles/4.5 Kilometeres/ 2 hours.

Sunday 11 October A+ 16km/10 miles 1000m 7hrs
OS51. 2 Munros. Meall Glas (959m) and Sgiath Chuil (921m) from Auchessan, Glen Dochart NN448275. CSPC £50. [Edinburgh]

Sunday 11 October Coach B+, B and C walks
Coach to Loch Leven/Kinross. Depart Waterloo Place 09:00. Cost £10. Book with leader. [Edinburgh]

Sunday 11 October   B+ walk   14.5km/9 miles
Earl’s Seat and the Corrie of Balglass from Fintry. Quite steep and rough underfoot in places. Ascent 485m (1585ft). OS 57/348, NS615867. Dep. LC 08:30. Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 11 October B Walk 14km OS 57
Ben Venue circular. 725m ascent. Meet LNRS 08:00. [Livingston]

Sunday 11 October   B+ Walk  7 miles
Leithen Lodge (Innerleithen). Williamslee, Middle Hill, Whitehope Law and return to Leithen Lodge. Good track for the ascent, then narrow paths following fenceposts to Middle Hill. Finally fainter hill paths. The cols between the hills are boggy but the rest of the going is good. Circular. OS 337 Start GR - NT319427. Meet MIBC 09.00 [Midlothian]

Sunday 11 October   C Walk  7 miles
Blackness and Abercorn. Woodland tracks with sea views. Circular. OS 349 Start GR - NT052801. Meet MIBC 09.00 [Midlothian]

Sunday 11 October  C  8k (5m)  OS 66
Smeaton circular via Drylaw, Kamehill, Newbyth and Binning Wood. Hope to have a mycologist available for fungus search in Binning Wood. Dep NB 09:15, Hadd 09:15, park at East Linton library for preliminary meet at 09:30. Negligible ascent. Cost by car £1. [North Berwick]

Sunday 11 October   B walk   13kms/8mls
Bathgate to Linlithgow. A linear walk via The Knock, Cairnpapple and Beecraigs. Bus from Linlithgow to Bathgate (time to be advised). Ascent 200m. OS Explorer 349. GR NS978691: Bathgate. Dep. QRC 09.45. TC £1.50. [South Queensferry]

Wednesday 14 October   B walk   11.5km/7 miles
Clunie walk, Pitlochry. A circular walk climbing on mainly good paths through forest and heather moorland offering great views over Pitlochry. Ascent 450m (1475ft). OS 386, NN941580. Dep. WP 08:00. Contact: Derek Lawson 01506840446 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 14 October   C+ walk   12km/7½ miles
Forest Mill – Gartmorn Dam circular. Ascent minimal. OS 58. Dep. WP 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 14 October   D walk   5km/3 miles
A low level walk from Blackness to Abercorn by Wester Shore Wood and back. Ascent minimal. OS 65, NT051800. Dep. WP 10:30 [Linlithgow]

Thursday 15 October C+ Walk 13km OS 66
Brushing the Pentlands: cleuchs and reservoirs. Circular from Balerno past Malleny House to Currie, through Poet’s Glen to Blinkbonny, then onto Clubbiedean and Torduff reservoirs and up to Bonaly reservoir, returning over Harbour Hill to Harlaw reservoir and Balerno. 360m ascent. Meet LFCP 10:00. [Livingston]

Saturday 17 October   B walk   7.5miles   270m ascent
OS73 NT459324 Yair and Neidpath Hill. Yair Bridge, Neidpath Hill, Blakehope Burn, Caddonfoot, Ashiestiel Bridge, River Tweed to Yair Bridge. PD £7.00 [Balerno]

Saturday 17 October  B 15km/9.3 miles 300m 5hrs
OS73/338. Linear, Lauder to Melrose – part of the Southern Upland Way. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 17 October  B  7.5 miles  400m ascent  OS80
Linear: Jedburgh to Denholm. Meet 09:10 Denholm Green NT568184 for service bus @ 09:17 to Jedburgh, WT 4.5hrs. Leader 07941 395837 [Eildon]

Saturday 17 October  B walk   12km/7½ miles
Kirkton Glen and Lochan an Eireannach from Balquhidder. Starting in Balquhidder a walk through forest to a viewpoint then to a saddle and lochan then descending through forest to start point. Ascent 450m (1480ft). OS 51, NN534208. Dep. LC 09:00. Contact: Ian Beck 01506 650212 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 17 October B+ Walk 8km OS 50/56
  Ben Vorlich (Munro) Loch Lomond. 943m ascent. Meet LNRS 07:30. [Livingston]

Saturday 17 October   B walk   10kms/6mls
Tinto Hill circular, Symington. A walk over a Lanarkshire favourite returning through woods. Ascent 500m. OS Explorer 335. GR NS964374: Fallburn. Dep. QRC 09.00. TC £6.00. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 18 October STRAVAIGERS 8km/5 miles
Union Canal walk part 6. Polmont to Falkirk. [Edinburgh]

Sunday 18 October   B walk   14.5km/9 miles
Loch Faskally, Linn of Tummel circular from Pitlochry. Worth the drive to see some of Scotland’s best autumn colours. Ascent 150m (500ft). OS 43/52, NN940578. Dep. LC 08:30. Contact: Malcolm Duncan 01324 625496 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 18 October C+ Walk 14km OS 52
Crieff circular via River Earn and Laggan Hill, minimal ascent. Meet LNRS 08:00. [Livingston]

Sunday 18 October   C+ Walk  7 miles
Peebles area. Please contact leader for further details. Circular. OS 73/337. Meet MIBC 09.00 [Midlothian]

Sunday 18 October  A  21k (13m)  OS 65
Linear along the new section of John Muir Way starting from Hopetoun House, along coast to Kinneil House then inland to Linlithgow Bridge. Minimal ascent. Car shuttle. Contact leader for start times. Cost by car £5.00. [North Berwick]

Sunday 18 October  B+ 12km 480m ascent OS 72
Circular from Carlops to various Mounts. Carlops at 10.30, walk to Stoneypath, Faw Mount, Mount Maw, Grain Heads, The Mount, N. Esk Reservoir, Fairliehope Farm, and return. [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 21 October   C+ walk   11km/7 miles
Comrie – Bogton Braes circular. A walk on footpaths and quiet roads around the south side of Comrie. Some parts of the footpath subject to erosion. Ascent 100m (330ft). OS 52/57, NN773218. Dep. WP 09:00. Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 21 October  C+ walk   10km/6 miles
Circuit of Avon River/Gorge in Chatelherault Country Park. Pathways with some step sections. Ascent 150m (500ft). OS 64, NS737540. Dep. WP 09:30 (Rescheduled from 7 October) [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 21 October  B walk   11km/7 miles WALK CANCELLED
Cairnoch Hill from Carron Reservoir. On good paths until final climb to summit which is over very rough ground. Ascent 250m (800ft). OS 57, NS672859. Dep. WP 09:45. Contact: Malcolm Duncan 01324 625496 (Walk cancelled at the request of the leader) [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 21 October  C+ walk    9.5kms/6mls
Glencorse and Rullion Green circular. A walk along paths and road then ascending Turnhouse Hill, coming round by the Martyrs Monument and the site of the Battle of Rullion Green. Ascent 175m. OS Explorer 344. GR NT246626: Glencorse Church. Dep. QRC 10.00. TC £3.00. [South Queensferry]

Saturday 24 October  FAMILY WALK 5km/3.2 miles 2:15-4pm
A walk from Pencaitland along the river. We start at the village pub, "The Winton Arms" at 2:15PM and walk the 5km River Loop trail, up to Willow bridge, before going back under the Sinclair Bridge and following the river up to Norman's Pool for a picnic. We the head back into the village where we finish at a small playground. More information on bus connections and contact details on http://www.meetup.com/edinburghramblers-familywalks/ [Edinburgh]

Saturday 24 October C approx 11.25km/7 miles
OS65. Along the River Almond from Mid Calder to Livingston Village and return. Good paths. Contact leader for transport details. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 24 October A 14km/ 8.7 miles 1200m 6hrs
OS51. Munro and Corbett. Meall Ghaordaidh (1039m) and Beinn nan Oighreag (909m) from Glen Lochay NN526363. CPSC £45. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 24 October B Walk 10km OS 72/78/79
  A favourite walk over 2 Donalds. Parking by Megget Stone then Carlavin Hill, Moll’s Cleuch Dod, Firthybrig Head, Lochcraig Head, Nickies Knowe and Woodbrae. 500m ascent. Meet LNRS 07:30. [Livingston]

Saturday 24 October  B  17k (10.5m)  OS 72
Circular from Broughton, Skirling, turn SW and skirt round Biggar picking up the old railway track back to Broughton. 100m ascent. Dep NB 08:30, Hadd 08:45. Cost by car £5.00. [North Berwick]

Sunday 25 October   B+ walk   8.5miles   350m ascent
OS58 NN999006 Pool of Muckhart Glenquey Reservoir circular via Wester Cornhill, head of Dollar Glen, Glenquey Reservoir, hillside west above Castlehill Reservoir, foot of Seamab Hill (ascent of Seamab optional) Pool of Muckhart. PD £6.50 [Balerno]

Sunday 25 October  B walk  8 miles
Harestanes, Ancrum circular. Joint walk with Selkirk Plodders. Meet Harestanes NT643250 at 10.00 [Coldstream]

Sunday 25 October C+ Walk 14.6km OS 51
Glen Lochay circuit over tracks and minor tarred road. 340m ascent. Meet LNRS 08:00. [Livingston]

Sunday 25 October   C+ Walk  7 miles
Rosewell to Polton then through Roslin glen along railway back to Rosewell. Some ascents and descents, rough paths and some tarmac walking. Circular. OS 66 Start GR - NT285629. Meet MIBC 09.00 [Midlothian]

Sunday 25 October    B walk    9.5kms/6mls
Circuit of Dumyat, Blairlogie. A climb to the summit of Dumyat then finishing the circuit below its dramatic south face. Ascent 400m. OS Explorer 366. GR NS831968: Blairlogie. Dep. QRC 09.30. TC £5.00. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 25 October  B  13km 500m ascent
Circular from Morebattle. Leave KCP 9.30am From Morebattle War Memorial 772249 at 10.45 to Wideopen Hill, Bowmont Water to Cliftoncote, to Grubbit Law and back to start. [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 28 October  C walk 10km/6 miles
A walk in Almondell & Calderwood Country Park, starting from the car park near the visitor centre. OS 65, GR NT090696. Dep. WP 10:00 Contact: Sandy Janas (10506 670893) This replaces the North Edinburgh circular shown in TRAIL [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 28 October   B+ walk   18km/11½ miles
Pentlands Peaks. A fine ridge walk including West Kip, East Kip, Scald Law, Carnethy Hill and Turnhouse Hill. Ascent 970m (3181ft). OS 66, NT232630. Dep. WP 09:00. Contact: 7737647544 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 28 October  C walk   11km/7 miles WALK CANCELLED
North Edinburgh circular via old railway paths and shore. Start at Sainsbury Craigleith. Ascent minimal. OS 66, NT226746. Dep. WP 10:00. Contact: 0131 337 6001/07999592038 (Walk cancelled due to leader being unavailable) [Linlithgow]

Thursday 29 October C Walk 5km OS 58
Falkland circular to Maspie Den and East Lomond. 200m ascent on good tracks and paths. Meet LFCP 10:00. [Livingston]

Friday 30 October STRAVAIGERS 4km/3.5 miles
Circular from Loanhead by Bilston Viaduct and Bilston Woods. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 31 October   B walk   8-9miles   300m ascent
OS58 & 59 NO287134 Collessie to Auchtermuchty. Collessie Den, hills above Cairneyhall, Lindores Loch, Berryhill Farm, Weddersbie Hill, Auchtermuchty. Short car shuffle required. PD £8.00 [Balerno]

Saturday 31 October 13km 600m 5 1/2 hrs
OS58. East and West Lomond Hill from Falkland: mixed walk of woodland and two small open hills.
Cost shared per car £23. Meet NStASq 8.30 am. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 31 October  C  6.5 miles  OS73  (followed by AGM)
Jubilee Path circular: (Soup Walk). Meet 10:00 Redpath Village Hall NT582357, WT 3.5 hrs. Soup after walk followed by AGM. Leader: Helen Todd 07736 944413 or helen972todd@gmail.com [Eildon]

Saturday 31 October   B walk   11km/8 miles
Primrose Hill, Loch Katrine. The walk goes high through woods on the north side of Loch Katrine using old forestry paths. £3 parking charge. Ascent 289m (948ft). OS 57. Dep. LC 08:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 31 October B Walk 12km OS 50
Beinn Chuirn (Corbett). 700m ascent. Meet LNRS 07:30. [Livingston]

Saturday 31 October  C  9k (5.5m)  OS 67
Take bus from Haddington to Pencraig, then linear walk to Beanston and Sandy’s Mill. Explore the environs of the 12thC Abbey and return to Haddington along river Tyne. Negligible ascent. Dep NB 09:15, Hadd 09:30. Cost by car (to Hadd) £1. [North Berwick]

Saturday 31 October    B walk    11kms/7mls
Melrose to Newtown St. Boswells. A circular walk from Melrose following the St. Cuthberts Way by the Eildons to Newtown St. Boswells returning by the Bogle Burn. Ascent 300m. OS Explorer 367. GR NT548340: Market Square, Melrose. Dep. QRC 09.30. TC £8.00. [South Queensferry]

November 2015

Sunday 1 November   C walk   7km/4½ miles
Muiravonside Church, Union Canal. from Muiravonside Country Park. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. LC 13:00 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 1 November  B Walk  19km
Linlithgow circular. Linlithgow, Union Canal, Muiravonside, Cockleroy Hill, Beecraigs Country Park. OS 65 Start GR - NT004770. Approx arrival time at start 10.00. Meet MIBC 09.00 [Midlothian]

Sunday 1 November  B  11km 340m ascent  OS 72
Circular from Broughton Community Hall at 10.30am to Broughton Place, side of Clover Law, Stirkfield, Broughton Knowe, Langlawhill and Fort, drove road to return. No dogs. KCP 10am [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 4 November  C walk
Meet CHCP 10.00 [Coldstream]

Wednesday 4 November   C+ walk   11.5km/7 miles
Walk on good paths and tracks around Torwood Castle, Tappoch Broch, the Blue Pool, and the grounds of Larbert Hospital. Ascent 100m (330ft). OS 65, NS839851. Dep. WP 09:30. Contact: 07742447160 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 4 November   C+ walk   9.5km/6 miles
Linear walk from Polmont to Linlithgow via Union canal towpath and Muiravonside Country Park. Bus to Polmont for start. A flight of steps included. Ascent minimal. OS 65/349, NS936788. Dep. WP 09:45 for bus at 10:05 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 4 November    C walk    9.5kms/6mls
Loch Leven Heritage Trail. A linear walk from Vane Farm to Kinnesswood via Findatie, Levenmouth and Grahamstone. Ascent negligible. OS Explorer 369. GR NT159990: Vane Farm. Dep. QRC 10.00. TC £3.00. [South Queensferry]

Saturday 7 November   B walk   9miles   150m ascent
OS57 NN548065 Glen Finglas Reservoir. Little Drum or Glen Finglas car park, Cnoc nan Sitheag, Glen Finglas Reservoir, head of reservoir, return by Brig o’ Turk. Meet PVCP 08:30. PD £10.00 [Balerno]

Saturday 7 November  B 12km/7.5 miles 4hrs
OS66. Pentlands linear from Flotterstone to Bonaly. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 7 November  A walk   13km/8 miles WALK CANCELLED
Corbett – Beinn Mhic-Mhonaidh. Ascent 750m (2460ft). OS 50, NN243321. Dep. LC 07:30. Contact: Noreen Whitelaw 01506 238659 (Walk cancelled at the request of the leader due to weather forecast of wind and heavy rain) [Linlithgow]

Saturday 7 November B Walk 4km OS 57
Leader: John Dawson 01506 630376. Ben A’an 340m ascent. Meet LNRS 08:00. [Livingston]

Sunday 8 November  B walk  7 miles
Sprouston circular via Redden Haugh and old railway. Meet Sprouston village green at 10.00 [Coldstream]

Sunday 8 November  FAMILY WALK 5km/3.2 miles 2-4pm
Family Walk. See http://www.meetup.com/edinburghramblers-familywalks/events/226026159/ for details [Edinburgh]

Sunday 8 November A+ 18km/11.2 miles 1100m 6-7hrs
OS78&79. Ettrick circuit. 3 Grahams: Capel Fell, Croft Head and Ettrick Pen from the road end near Potburn at NT190093 (approx 10km SW of Ettrick). Ascending via White Shank, Capel Fell, Croft Head, Wind Fell, Hopetoun Craig, Ettrick Pen and back down Over Phawhope. CSPC £36. [Edinburgh]

Sunday 8 November  B walk   10.5km/6½ miles
Peebles to Stobo on the John Buchan Way (half of full route). Route through lovely rolling hills. Car shuttle required. Meet at big car park to the south end of the Main Street on east side of the bridge. Ascent 230m (750ft). OS 72/73, NT255403. Dep. LC 09:30. Contact: A. Barclay 01314417089 (Swapped from 15th November) [Linlithgow]

Sunday 8 November B walk 15.2km OS 58
Glen Sherup. A circular walk taking in Innerdownie, Whitewisp Hill, Tarmangie Hill and Ben Shee. High grassy ridges with steep ascent and descent, plus tracks through glen. 500m ascent. Meet LNRS 08:00. [Livingston]

Sunday 8 November   B+ Walk  14km
Northumberland - Pennine Way Circular walk from Byrness via Pennine Way, Windy Crag(491m), Ravens Knowe (527m), Ogre Hill (516m) towards Chew Green Roman Camp, returning by The Hearts Toe. Good paths but some parts muddy if wet. Approx 450m climbing. OS 80 Start GR - NT765027. Approx arrival at start 10.30. Meet MIBC 09.00 [Midlothian]

Sunday 8 November  C+ Walk  7 miles
Cardrona circular via Innerleithen, on railway path and farm tracks. Some ascent to be taken slowly. OS 73 Start GR - NT30139. Approx arrival time at start 10.00. Meet MIBC 09.30 [Midlothian]

Sunday 8 November A walk  20k (12m)  OS 65/66
Circular from Threipmuir reservoir via Bavelaw, Bore Stane, Kitchen Moss, West & East Kip, The Howe. 650m ascent. Contact leader for start times. Cost by car £3.50. [North Berwick]

Sunday 8 November    C+ walk    9.5kms/6mls
Around Callander. A circular walk on good paths in the Callander area, via Lower Crags, Dunmore and Coilhallan Wood. Ascent 150m. OS Explorer 365. GR NN630080: Callander. Dep. QRC 09.30. TC £7.00 [South Queensferry]

Sunday 8 November  B  13km  570m ascent  OS 73
am, or Glen Road end 259393 at 10.20am. Haystoun, Glensax, Upper Newby, Deadside, Hundleshope Heights, Preston Law, Newby Kipps and return. [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 11 November   B walk   16km/10 miles
Haddington and Hopetoun Monument circular. Tracks, country lanes and old railway line. Please bring a torch if wishing to climb monument. Ascent 220m (725ft). OS 66/351. Dep. WP 09:00 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 11 November   C+ walk   11km/7 miles
Fallin – Throsk This is a circular walk starting from the Polmaise Pit Museum car park on the A905 at Fallin. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. WP 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 11 November   D walk   3 – 5 km/2 – 3 miles
An autumn walk in Muiravonside Country Park. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. WP 10:30 [Linlithgow]

Thursday 12 November C Walk 11km Explorer 367
Burntisland to Ravenscraig Castle, Kirkcaldy. Varied walk along part of the Fife Coastal Path. Return to Burntisland by public transport. Around 100m ascent, walking mainly on coastal path and pavement. Meet LFCP 10:00. [Livingston]

Saturday 14 November  C+  8.5 miles  200m ascent  OS74
Smailholm circular: meet 10:00 at Smailholm Village Hall, NT648364, WT 4.5hrs. Leader: Derek Sawyers 07925 254116 or dereksawyers@mail2web.com [Eildon]

Saturday 14 November  B walk   10km/6 miles
Kinnoull Hill. Walk Grade B which may have Autumnal colours around.
Kinnoull Hill Circular. Start Jubilee Car Park-Kinnoull Hill Tower Walk- River Tay Sculpture Park-Quarrymill Wood-Scone-Coronation Road-Jubilee Car Park. Ascent 305 metres(1000 feet). Ordnance Survey Sheet 58, Grid Ref NO144236. Start Linlithgow Cross 8.30 am.. Contact: John McCreaddie (This replaces the Ben Cleuch walk due to high winds forecast) [Linlithgow]

Saturday 14 November   C walk   8km/5 miles
River Avon Heritage Trail from Linlithgow Bridge to Muiravonside Country Park and return by the canal towpath (Bus to Linlithgow Bridge to start of walk). Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. LC 09:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 14 November B walk 14km OS 72
Culter Fell and Gathersnow Hill from Birthwood, return by Culter Waterhead (1 Graham/2 Donalds). 720m ascent. Meet LNRS 08:00. [Livingston]

Saturday 14 November    C walk   9.5kms/6mls
Oatridge & Ecclesmachan. A circular walk on paths, tracks and quiet country roads. Optional ascent of Binny Craig. Ascent minimal (Binny Craig 80m). OS Explorer 349. GR NT016730: Longmuir Plantation. Dep. QRC 10.00. TC £1.00. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 15 November   B+ walk   10miles   420m ascent
OS73 NT344439 Moorfoot Hills circular. Blackhopebyre, Glentress Farmhouse, Bareback Knowe, Windlestraw Law, Eastside Heights, Blackhopebyre Burn, Blackhopebyre. Meet PVCP 08:00. PD £5.00 [Balerno]

Sunday 15 November  Coach B+, B and C walks
Coach to Kelso. Depart Waterloo Place 09:00. Cost £10. Book with leader. [Edinburgh]

Sunday 15 November A 21km/13 miles 850m 6-7hrs
OS73. Dun Rig circuit. Starting from the end of the public road (Glen Road, SE Peebles) NT260392 climb Dun Rig via the old drovers road over Kirkhope Law, Birkscairn Hill, Stake Law then on to the summit of Dun Rig (743m). Descending via Glenrath Heights, Middle Hill, Hundleshope Heights and Dead Side before dropping down into Glen Sax. CSPC £18. [Edinburgh]

Sunday 15 November  B walk   13km/8 miles
*** NOTE CHANGE OF START TIME ***
Varied walk through atmospheric estate, grand woods, and by the majestic river Teith. Mostly on paths, some fences. Ascent 100m (330ft). OS 57, NN717012. Dep. LC 08:30. Contact: 07742447160 (Swapped from 8th November) [Linlithgow]

Sunday 15 November B+ walk 15km OS 72
Gypsy Glen and Glen Sax Ridge. By drove road up onto ridge then descent into Glen Sax. Steep hill ascents by tracks and some rough terrain and farm road. 740m ascent. Meet LNRS 08:00. [Livingston]

Sunday 15 November  B Walk  7 miles
Circular. OS 67 Start GR - NT744706. Approx arrival at start 10.00. Meet MIBC 09.00 [Midlothian]

Sunday 15 November  C+ Walk  6.5 miles
Dalmeny Estate, Queensferry to Cramond Brig. A linear walk from the harbour town of South Queensferry through the wooded seaside estates of Dalmeny House. Accessible by public transport. Start GR - NT178755. Approx arrival time at start 10.00. Meet MIBC 09.30 [Midlothian]

Sunday 15 November  B walk   13k (8m)  OS 73
Melrose to Eildon Mid Hill, Eildon Hill North, Eildon West Hill and Newstead village. Return by river Tweed. (Parking at Melrose near YH). Dep NB 08:15, Hadd 08:30. Cost by car £4.50. [North Berwick]

Sunday 15 November  B  12km  350m ascent  OS 79
am, or Stobs 11am. Barnes Loch, Penchrise Hill, Shankend Viaduct. Return by former Waverley Line. [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 18 November   B walk   13km/8 miles
Cramond Island and Cammo Park. A walk across the sand to visit Cramond Island, then along the River Almond to Cammo and back. Some wooden steps on Almond walkway. Ascent 45m (150ft). OS 350, NT191771. Dep. WP 09:00. Contact: 07737647544 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 18 November   C walk   10km/6 miles
Kincardine, Tulliallan, Peppermill and Moor Lochs. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. WP 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 18 November    C+ walk    9.5kms/6mls
Historic Stirling circuit. This walk takes us by an old abbey, monument, bridge and castle and along a ‘timeline’ path. Ascent 150m. OS Explorer 366. Start of walk: Morrisons, north of Stirling Castle. Dep. QRC 10.00. TC £5.00. [South Queensferry]

Saturday 21 November   A walk   22km/14 miles
Carn a Choire Bhoidheach & Carn an t-Sagairt Mor A circuit of two White Mounth Munros from picturesque Glen Callater. Head torch, ice axe and crampons required. Ascent 1001m (3283ft). OS 4344, NO156883. Dep. LC 07:30. Contact: Derek Lawson 01506840446 07905706495 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 22 November   B walk   11miles   minimal ascent
OS64 NS755553 Clyde walkway circular. Baron’s Haugh to Garrion Bridge. PD £6.50 [Balerno]

Sunday 22 November  B walk  7 miles
Newtown St Boswells circular. Meet Co-op car park, Newtown St Boswells, at 10.00 [Coldstream]

Sunday 22 November   B walk   14.5km/9 miles
Benarty – the full ridge. Not just up to the trig point, this is the whole length of Benarty from Dunmore fort to Mulla Craig. Ascent 400m (1310ft). OS 58/367, NT170961. Dep. LC 09:00. Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 22 November B walk 16km OS 72
Romannobridge circular. Romannobridge, Whiteside Hill and Wether Law. Mainly good tracks and paths. 400m ascent. Meet LNRS 08:00. [Livingston]

Sunday 22 November  B+ Walk  10 miles
Linear walk. Peebles to Cardrona. Walk up to Gypsy Glen, Kailzie Hill, Kirkhope Law, Little Craigieside, Beardshill, Cardrona Forest car park back to village for bus back to Peebles. 480m ascent. Good paths though can be muddy in parts. Through forest on tracks. Road back to village about a mile. OS 73 Start GR - NT251401. Approx arrival at Kingsmeadows car park 10.00. Meet MIBC 09.00 [Midlothian]

Sunday 22 November  C walk   8k (5m)  OS 67, Exp 351
Circular from Stenton via Meiklerig Wood, Pitcox, Biel, and Ginglet Hill. Dep NB 09:15, Hadd 09:30. Cost by car £1.50. [North Berwick]

Sunday 22 November   B walk   9.5kms/6mls
Bangour Village Hospital and Dechmont Woods. A tour of Bangour Village Hospital site and listed buildings before developers move in. Then through woods to Dechmont Law and back to Dechmont Village. Ascent 70m. OS Explorer 349. GR NT039707: Dechmont Post Office. Dep. QRC 09.30. TC £2.00. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 22 November  B  10km  500m ascent  OS 66 or Explorer 350
.30am at Swanston car park 240673. Caerketton Hill, Allermuir Hill, Capelaw Hill, Bonaly Reservoir, Bonaly Park and return to start. [Tweeddale]

Monday 23 November STRAVAIGERS 4.8km/3 miles
Stockbridge to the Shore at Leith, to include the botanical gardens and end with refreshments on the ship. [Edinburgh]

Wednesday 25 November  B walk   14km/8½ miles
Linear walk from East Linton to Dunbar. Drive to Dunbar and take bus to East Linton. Walk back via Preston Mill and John Muir country park. Ascent minimal. OS 67, NT592772. Dep. West Port 08:30
*** Note change of departure time to ensure that we will catch the bus at Dunbar ***
[Linlithgow]

Wednesday 25 November   C walk   8km/5 miles
Almondell and Calder Wood Country Park. Starts from the north car park of Almondell Country Park. Walk follows River Almond into Calder Wood and back. Some flights of steps. Ascent 80m (270ft). OS 65, NT091697. Dep. WP 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Thursday 26 November B+ walk 9km OS 65
Through Selm Muir Wood to Corston Hill Ridge with panoramic views. Woodland paths, farm tracks and rough grass hill tracks. May be muddy. 340m ascent. Meet LFCP 10:00. [Livingston]

Saturday 28 November   B walk   9miles   minimal ascent
OS65 NS883791 Falkirk circular including section of John Muir Way. Falkirk High Station, Rough Castle and Antonine Wall, Bonnybridge, return by Forth and Clyde Canal past Falkirk Wheel. PD £4.50 [Balerno]

Saturday 28 November Visual Impairment Awareness Training Session
See details in notes above [Edinburgh]

Saturday 28 November B+ 18km/11 miles 200m 4-5hrs
OS66. Linear from Fala to Heriot via Fala Moor, Brothershiels and Heriot Town Hill. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 28 November  B  8.5 miles  OS74 (Joint walk with Berwick Ramblers)
Duns circular: Duns Castle Estate - Millburn Bridge - Plendernethy Hill - Duns Wood. Meet 10:00, Duns Town Square, NT785539, WT 4.5hrs. Leader: Derrick Joanes 01289 309581 or derrick@joanes.net - To register contact Martin Davison 07858 386485 or martin.bamburgh@btinternet.com [Eildon]

Saturday 28 November   B walk   14km/9 miles
Eddleston to Peebles. Linear walk via Barony Castle, Kidston Burn, Hamilton Hill, Jedderfield. Bring bus passes. Ascent 250m (780ft). OS 73. Dep. LC 08:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 28 November  C walk    8kms/5mls
Cramond Bridge to Cramond Island. Walk from Cramond Bridge along River Almond then causeway to Cramond Island and back. Ascent negligible. OS Explorer 350. GR NT179755: Cramond Bridge. Meet at Queenferry Recreation Centre at 9am for Car Share. Anyone wishing to join the walk at Cramond Bridge please be there by 9.15am and advise walk leader (Rachel Stewart tel: 0131 331 6060 mob: 07913 432608) [South Queensferry]

Sunday 29 November  B walk   16km/10 miles WALK CANCELLED
Braidshawrig and Dabshead Mill. Circular walk from Lauder over open moors in the Lammermuirs. Partly on the Southern Upland Way. Ascent 305m (1000ft). OS 73, NT483543. Dep. LC 09:30. Contact: A. Barclay 01314417089 Walk cancelled by leader due to weather forecast of snow [Linlithgow]

Sunday 29 November  A walk   12k (8m) OS 72/73
Circular from NT217438 via Harehope Hill and Cloich Forest. 400m ascent. Contact leader for start times. Cost by car £3.50. [North Berwick]

Sunday 29 November  C  10km  100m ascent  OS 73
Dryhope circular. KCP 10am or the lay-by on the A708 (271243) at 10.40am. Southern Upland Way from Dryhope to Blackhouse Tower and returning by Craig Douglas. [Tweeddale]

December 2015

Wednesday 2 December  C walk
Meet CHCP 10.00 [Coldstream]

Wednesday 2 December – Christmas Lunch Walk
Contact J Overton (01506 845205) for details and booking. Dep. WP 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 2 December  C+ walk   11kms/7mls
A Dunblane Allan Water circuit. A walk from Dunblane Cathedral along riverside paths and minor road visiting Ashfield, a model village built 1866 to house workers employed in the mill. Ascent 150m. OS Explorer 366. GR NN781013: Dunblane Cathedral. Dep. QRC 09.30. TC £5.50. [South Queensferry]

Saturday 5 December STRAVAIGERS 4.8km/3 miles
Mortonhall garden centre to Liberton Tower with option of continuing to Blackford Glen. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 5 December B 14km/8.7 miles 320m 5hrs
OS66. Linear from Carfraemill to Gifford via old drove road over Crib Law. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 5 December  C walk   8km/5 miles WALK CANCELLED
Bus to Linlithgow Bridge then walk down to the River Avon by Glenavon House. Return to Linlithgow by Kinneil Mill Farm and Balderston and loch. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. LC 09:30 Walk cancelled due to weather forecast of persistent heavy rain leading to flooding, and a weather warning of severe gales [Linlithgow]

Sunday 6 December   B walk   10miles   minimal ascent
OS66 NT180677 Currie circular from PVCP via Water of Leith, Slateford viaduct, Union Canal. [Balerno]

Sunday 6 December  B walk  10.5 miles
Hawick, Borthaugh, Wiltonburn, Drinkstone Hill, Hawick. Meet Commonhaugh car park, Hawick, at 10.10 [Coldstream]

Sunday 6 December   B walk   12km/7½ miles
Circuit of Lindores Loch from Collessie via Black Loch. Ascent 200m (700ft). OS 59, NO287134. Dep. LC 09:00. Contact: Malcolm Duncan 01324 625496 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 6 December B walk 17km OS 65
Culross and Devilla forest circular along good paths with minimal ascent. Early visit to cafe in the forest. Optional visit to Abbey ruins if time allows. Meet LNRS 08:00. [Livingston]

Sunday 6 December  B Walk  11 miles
Pentland Hills circular. Loganlea Reservoir, The Howe, Black Springs, Harlaw Ranger Centre & Maidens Cleugh, from Flotterstone. Multi surface paths. 300m of gradual ascent. OS 66 Start NT232630. Approx arrival at start 09.30. Meet MIBC 09.00 [Midlothian]

Sunday 6 December  B walk  13k (8m)  OS 66
Circular in the Pentlands: Scald Law, Carnethy Hill and Turnhouse. 500m ascent. Dep NB 08:15, Hadd 08:30. Cost by car £3.
Circular in the Pentlands: Scald Law, Carnethy Hill and Turnhouse. 500m ascent. Dep NB 08:15, Hadd 08:30. Cost by car £3. [North Berwick]

Sunday 6 December  B walk   14km/8.7 miles
Note: This walk has been revised due to tree-felling on Callander Crags. The route will now include an ascent of Ben Gulipen from Callander. Starting point will be riverside car park at Callander. OS Explorer 365. GR NN633077: off Callander High Street (Bracklinn Road end). Dep. QRC 09.30. TC £7.00. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 6 December  C  7.5km  160m ascent  OS 73
or 07845 122356 The Glen & Loch Eddy. KCP 10am or Glen Home Farm Steading 296331 at 10.35am to walk good track to Glenshiel Banks, short section of open moor to Loch Eddy and good track back. [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 9 December   C walk   8.5km/5½ miles
Penicuik House and Estate circular. May be muddy in places. Ascent 160m (520ft). OS 66/344, NT219599. Dep. WP 09:45. Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 9 December   B walk   11km/7 miles
Walk from West Port west of Linlithgow to Birkhill Clay Mine and return. Mainly good tracks and minor roads. Ascent 135m (440ft). OS 65/349, NS995770. Dep. WP 10:00. Contact: Alan Norton 01506843375/07982240948 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 9 December   D walk   5km/3 miles
Bus to Kinneil Woods then walk back to Linlithgow by Bomains meadow Fishers Brae and Balderston Farm. Some ascent. OS 65. Dep. WP 10:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 12 December   B walk   8.5miles   minimal ascent
OS66 NT332669 Dalkeith circular. King’s Park, Newbattle Abbey Park, Lady Lothian’s Plantation, Grove Farm, Dalhousie Bridge, Old Cockpen Church, Brewer’s Bush Bridge, returning through Lady Lothian’s Plantation and Newbattle. PD £2.00 [Balerno]

Saturday 12 December C approx 9.6km/6 miles
OS73. Circular walk from Peebles along the banks of the River Tweed to Lyne Station and returning on the opposite bank. Contact leader for transport details. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 12 December A+ 10.5km/6.5 miles 1000m 5-6hrs
OS51. Beinn Ghlas (1103m) and Ben Lawers (1214m) from the Ben Lawers car park NN608377. Ice axe and crampons required. CSPC £47. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 12 December  C+  7 miles  OS74  (Mince Pie walk – festive dress optional)
Circular: meet 10:00, Dryburgh Abbey car park, NT593318, WT 4.5 hrs. Leader: Martin Davison 07858 386485 or martin.bamburgh@btinternet.com [Eildon]

Saturday 12 December   B walk   9.5km/6 miles
Steele’s Knowe and Eastbow Hill (Ochils). A circular walk from the Glen Sherup Car Park, over some rough terrain, but mostly on tracks or footpaths. Some road walking. Ascent 240m (790ft). OS 58/366, NN971051. Dep. LC 09:00. Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 12 December   C walk   9.5kms/6mls
Kinghorn to Kirkcaldy circular. To/from Kinghorn via Kinghorn Loch, Banchory, Invertiel, Seafield Tower and Fife Coastal Path. Ascent 100m. OS Explorer 367. GR NT270869: Kinghorn Station. Dep. QRC 10.00. TC £2.50. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 13 December   C walk   8km/5 miles
Blackness and Hopetoun Wood from Blackness Castle. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. LC 13:00 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 13 December B walk 14km OS 73
Minch Moor circuit from Walkerburn. Forest track via Cadon Bank, Minch Moor, Middle Rig, Bold Burn. Forest roads/tracks and minor tarred road. 617m ascent. Meet LNRS 08:00. [Livingston]

Sunday 13 December C walk  10k (6m)  OS 67, Exp 346
Circular from Cove car park, via Dunglass Estate, beach, Bilsdean Fort & Gowdies Well, Laurie’s Leap and return by Cockburnspath. 250m ascent with one short steep section. Dep NB 09:15, Hadd 09:30. Cost by car £2.50. [North Berwick]

Sunday 13 December  C  5.5km  200m ascent  OS 73
Morning walk from Peebles Golf Club House at 10.30, (245407) Jedderfield, Hamilton Hill, Standalane, Rosetta Caravan Park, return for lunch. Christmas menu and details of cost will come from Brian McKenzie, who will ask for prepayment cheques, made out to “Tweeddale Ramblers”. [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 16 December   C+ walk   11kms/7mls
Torphichen circular. An anticlockwise walk taking in Cairnpapple, Cockleroy and Lochcote Reservoir. Ascent 150m. OS Explorer 349. GR NS968726: Torphichen. Dep. QRC 10.00. TC £2.50. [South Queensferry]

Thursday 17 December  C+ 12km OS 66/Explorer 350
Calton Hill and Holyrood Park Hills. 280m ascent on good paths and tracks, some steep ascents which can be avoided. Some road walking and steps. Meet Waverley Steps, Edinburgh at 10:00. [Livingston]

Saturday 19 December A 19km/11.8 miles 800m 6.5hrs
OS73. Windlestraw Law (659m). Circuit from Innerleithen NT332368. CSPC £16.50. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 19 December  C - 9km
Circular walk round the walls of Holyrood Park from the Palace via the parade ground, Dunsapie, Duddingston Village - lunch stop in Dr Neil's garden, Innocent Railway, Dumbiedykes to Scottish Parliament. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 19 December   B walk   14.5km/9 miles
Bo’ness, Birkhill walkabout – see Santa Special steam train. Ascent minimal. OS 65, NT000818. Dep. LC 09:00 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 20 December  B walk  7 miles
St Cuthbert’s Cave circular Meet Holburn Grange car park NU051351 at 10.00 [Coldstream]

Sunday 20 December B walk 16km Explorer 344
Covenanter’s Grave. Moderate walk from West Linton on mostly good tracks. One section of boggy moorland. 120m gentle ascent. Meet LNRS 08:00. [Livingston]

Sunday 20 December  A, B &C Annual Mince Pie & Mulled Wine walk
Circular Hadd-Gifford-Hadd combining all 3 walk grades.
A&B walkers dep Hadd from car park adjacent to Maitlandfield Hotel at 09:30 and follow R Tyne to Bolton, Eaglescairnie and Gifford (6 mls).
C walkers dep NB 11:45, Hadd 12:15, and park in Gifford. Meet A&B party outside Goblin Ha’ Hotel at 12:30. Lunch in Gifford area, then all walk back together via Colston Mill and Bolton to Haddington (5.5mls) where C drivers will be driven to Gifford to retrieve cars.
Walk distances - A&B walkers 11.5mls, C walkers 5.5mls. Cost by car for C walkers £1. [North Berwick]

SUNDAY 27 December  C+  7 miles  OS73
Abbotsford circular: meet 10:00, Abbotsford House car park, NT509344, WT 4 hrs. Leader: Agnes Waldie 01896 823015 or scott@teallach47.freeserve.co.uk [Eildon]

Tuesday 29 December  C walk  8k (5m)  OS 66, Exp 351
Circular from Dirleton via Archerfield, farm tracks to Cudgel Bridge and East Fenton. Negligible ascent. Dep NB 09:30, Hadd 09:30 (note unusual time). Cost by car £1. [North Berwick]

January 2016

Saturday 2 January New Year’s Walk
Circular. Meet at Riccarton Inn car park at 10:45 for short stroll, returning to the Riccarton Inn for lunch.
Circular. Meet at Riccarton Inn car park at 10:45 for short stroll, returning to the Riccarton Inn for lunch. [Edinburgh]

Sunday 3 January  B walk  7.5 miles
Eckford, Cessford. Meet Eckford Village Hall at 10.00 [Coldstream]

Sunday 3 January B++ walk 9km OS 72
Tinto Hill circular. Steep initial climb then hill tracks on ridge, rough tracks, farm road and woodland. 500m ascent. Meet LNRS 08:00. [Livingston]

Sunday 3 January  B+  16.5km  640m ascent  OS 73
acmilne@btinternet.com “Over the Tops” KCP 9.30am. Linear high level walk from Peebles to Innerleithen via Lee Pen. Return by bus. [Tweeddale]

Monday 4 January   New Year Walk   9miles   200m ascent
OS66 NT180677 Currie, Harlaw, Threipmuir, West Rig, Balerno. Bring bus passes for return to Currie. Meet PVCP 09:30. [Balerno]

Monday 4 January  New Year Lunch walk  7km/4½ miles
New Year Lunch walk, Helix South including Westquarter Glen, followed by lunch at the Park Hotel at 13:00. For lunch booking contact J Overton (01506 845205). Ascent 50m. Dep. WP 10:00, or meet at Falkirk Stadium for the start of the walk at 10:30 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 6 January  C walk
Meet CHCP 10.00 [Coldstream]

Wednesday 6 January STRAVAIGERS 6km/4 miles
Circular from Gorebridge to include the valley of the North Esk and Arniston Estate. [Edinburgh]

Wednesday 6 January  C+ walk   13.5km/8½ miles
Circular walk from Glasgow Queen St Station via Port Dundas, Forth & Clyde Canal, Kelvin. Train from Linlithgow station. Includes Botanic Gardens and Kelvingrove Park. Ascent 110m (370ft). OS 342, NS591655. Meet at Linlithgow Railway Station to catch the 09:35 train (walk leader will join the train at Polmont at 09:41). Train arrives Glasgow Queen Street station at 10:06, meet on the station concourse. Contact: David McLaren 01324714759 07943987127 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 6 January   C walk   9.5km/6 miles
Livingston circular. Some paths through Livingston you may not be aware of, a walk along Murieston Water, through Bellsquarry and past Livingston Village, starting behind the Almondvale Centre. Ascent minimal. OS 65/349, NT056666. Dep. WP 10:00. Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893 [Linlithgow]

Thursday 7 January B+ walk 10km OS 57
Stirling University - Dumyat Loop. Hill paths, can be muddy in low sections. 300m ascent. Meet LFCP 10:00. [Livingston]

Saturday 9 January A+ 20km/12.4 miles 981m 6–7hrs
OS57. 2 Trossachs Corbetts: Benvane (821m) and Ben Ledi (879m) from Brig o’Turk. Ice axe and crampons may be required. CSPC £35. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 9 January  B  7 miles  300m ascent  OS73
Circular: Minto Hills – Fatlips Castle, meet 10:00 Minto Church, NT567201, WT 4.5 hrs. Leader: 07941 395837 [Eildon]

Saturday 9 January   C walk   8km/5 miles
A walk along the canal towpath towards Polmont then walk down to Lathallan and catch a bus back to Linlithgow. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. LC 09:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 9 January B walk 11km OS 72
Craigengar and 3 counties meet from A70 (Tarbrax road end). 200m ascent. Meet LNRS 08:30. [Livingston]

Saturday 9 January   B walk   11kms/7mls
Kinnoul Hill and Scone by Perth. Ascent 300m. OS Explorer 369. Start of walk: Branklyn Gardens, Perth. Dep. QRC 9.00. TC £5.00. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 10 January   B walk   8miles   minimal ascent
OS66 NT380632 Vogrie Preston Hall Estate circular. Vogrie House, River Tyne, Preston Hall Estate, Oxenfoord Castle, Cranston Kirk, Edgehead, Dewarton, Vogrie House. PD £3.00 [Balerno]

Sunday 10 January Coach B+, B and C walks
Coach to Southern Pentlands/West Linton. Depart Waterloo Place 09:00. Cost £10. Book with leader. [Edinburgh]

Sunday 10 January   B walk   13km/8 miles
Aberdour circular via Stenhouse Reservoir and Goat Quarry. Ascent 300m (1000ft). OS 66, NT191854. Dep. LC 09:30. Contact: Malcolm Duncan 01324 625496 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 10 January B walk 16km OS 73
Dunslair Heights circular. Peebles to Dunslair heights via Glentress Forest. Tracks and paths. 450m ascent. Meet LNRS 08:00. [Livingston]

Sunday 10 January  B Walk  7 miles
Peel & Yair, departing from Glenkinnon Community Wood car park, Ashiestiel Bridge. Paths and road. Circular. OS 73 Start GR - NT437349. Approx arrival at start 09.45. Meet MIBC 09.00 [Midlothian]

Sunday 10 January  C Walk  7.5 miles
Glen Farg, Perthshire - Pitmedden Forest. Circular walk in the Pitmedden Forest and round Pitcarlie Hill. Good tracks with views over River Tay and River Earn. 200m ascent. OS 58 Start GR - NO188141. Approx arrival at start 10.30. Meet MIBC 09.30 [Midlothian]

Sunday 10 January  A walk  20k (12m)  OS 65/66
Linear along Cross Borders Drove Road from West Linton to Balerno via Carlops, Pentlands & North Esk reservoir. 260m ascent. Car shuffle. Contact leader for start times. Cost by car £4. [North Berwick]

Sunday 10 January   C  9km  230m ascent  OS 66
.35am, leaving at least one car there. KCP 10am [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 13 January   B walk   18km/11 miles
Water of Leith and old railway lines. An Edinburgh city walk, starting from Saughton Park walking down the Water of Leith to Warriston, returning along old railway lines. Ascent 45m (150ft). OS 350, NT222721. Dep. WP 09:00. Contact: 07737647544 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 13 January   C+ walk   11km/7 miles
Hills of Stirling City. Circular taking in Wallace Monument, Cambuskenneth Abbey and Stirling Castle. Mostly on roads and pavements. Some steep ascents/descents. Ascent 100m (330ft). OS 57, NS798947. Dep. WP 10:00. Contact: 07742447160 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 13 January   B walk   9kms/5.5mls
West Calder Woods. A circuit of paths and woods between West Calder and Brucefield, including an old railway. Ascent 30m. OS Explorer 344. GR NT017631: West Calder Shopping Centre. Dep. QRC 09.30. TC £3.00. [South Queensferry]

Saturday 16 January  B walk   10miles   minimal ascent
(Update to TRAIL info) OS66 NT236596 Penicuik to Dalkeith linear walk along cycle/walkway. Penicuik, Bowstring Bridge, Auchendinny Tunnel, Roslin Glen, Rosewell, Hardengreen, Dalkeith. Return from Dalkeith by bus (bring bus pass). PD £2.00 [Balerno]

Saturday 16 January Area AGM hosted by Edinburgh Young Walkers [Edinburgh]

Saturday 16 January STRAVAIGERS 4.8km/3 miles
Gullane beach circular. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 16 January  B walk   15km/9½ miles
Glasgow City Glasgow Queen Street Station – Historic City Centre, Clyde , Kelvin , Forth & Clyde Canal to Glasgow Queen Street Station. Train departure 8:35 from Linlithgow. Ascent 120m (400ft). OS 64, NS590654. Meet at Linlithgow Railway Station 08:15 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 16 January B walk 10km OS 58/59
Leader: John Dawson 01506 630376. Lomond Hills 370m ascent. Meet LNRS 08:00. [Livingston]

Sunday 17 January  Short walk followed by AGM
Coldstream circular 6 miles followed by AGM at the Besom, Coldstream, at 14.00. Meet at Henderson Park car park at 10.00 or 14.00 for meeting. [Coldstream]

Sunday 17 January  B walk   9km/5½ miles WALK CANCELLED
Wood Hill and Mill Glen, Tillicoultry. A short but steep walk up into the Ochils from the Ochil Hills Park, and down into Tillicoultry. There will be plenty of time for the steep ascent, as the walk is very short. Ascent 550m (1800ft). OS 58, NS899975. Dep. LC 09:30. Contact: Phil Seale 01506 847956 (Walk cancelled due to snow and freezing conditions) [Linlithgow]

Sunday 17 January  B walk OS65
Culross and Devilla Forest 17km. Meet LNRS 08:30. [Livingston]

Sunday 17 January  C+ Walk  6 miles
A low level circular walk in the Pentland Hills. Around (not over) the Pentlands on paths, tracks and roads. Starting at Flotterstone car park. OS66 Start GR - NT232630. Approx arrival at start 09.30. Meet MIBC 09.00 [Midlothian]

Sunday 17 January  B walk  17k (10.5m)  OS 74
Circular from Kelso to Roxburgh via river Teviot. Negligible ascent. GR of start NT724355. Dep NB 08:15, Hadd 08:30. Cost by car £5. [North Berwick]

Sunday 17 January   C walk   9kms/5.5mls
A walk (over and back) of the Forth Road Bridge with a circuit, including a nature reserve, north of North Queensferry. Ascent 75m. OS Explorer 350. Start of walk: Forth Road Bridge south car park. Dep. QRC 10.00. TC nil. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 17 January  B  16km  380m ascent  OS 73
Circular from Walkerburn. Alexandra car park (362370) 10am Glenbenna, Bold Burn, Little Minch Moor, Cheese Well, forestry track to Cadon Bank, Plora Wood and back to start. Leave KCP 9.30am [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 20 January  B walk   10.5km/6½ miles
West Cairn Hill from Baddinsgill Farm. Ascent 240m (750ft). OS 72, NT126548. Dep. WP 09:30. Contact: Doug Crockford/Ken Bain 0131 331 3707/0131 331 1334 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 20 January   C walk   10km/6 miles
Low level walk by R. Almond, Seafield and Easter Inch Moss. By cars to Bathgate then bus to St. Johns Hospital to begin walk. Ascent 64m (211ft). OS 65/349, NS987679. Dep. WP 09:45. Contact: I & E Barclay 01506 843558/07709620046 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 20 January   D walk   5km/3 miles
A walk along the canal towpath from the Leisure Centre then up past Williamscraig and the golf course and back to the Leisure Centre. Some ascent. OS 65. Dep. WP 10:30 [Linlithgow]

Thursday 21 January B walk 13km OS 66
Pentlands circular. Red Moss, Harlaw, Loganlea Reservoir, Bavelaw. Hill tracks and short road section. 200m ascent. Meet LFCP 10:00. [Livingston]

Saturday 23 January C approx 10.4km/6.5 miles
OS66. Linear from Gullane to North Berwick along the coastal path. Contact leader for transport details. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 23 January B+ 12km/7.5 miles 450m 5hrs
OS80. Marilyns and history. 3 hills, 2 are Marilyns and 2 are sites of forts to investigate. Bonchester Bridge to Rubers Law (424m) then back to Bonchester Bridge to climb Bonchester Hill (323m). Finally, drive to Falside Farm to climb Belling Hill (354m) NT642118. CSPC £33. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 23 January  C  7 miles  REVISED.
Circular: Jubilee Path from Redpath Village Hall,. Meet 10:00 am, NT582357, WT 3.5 hrs,. Leader Helen Todd, 07736 944413 or helen972@icloud.com [Eildon]

Saturday 23 January   B+ walk   15.5km/9½ miles
Sterling Mills – Castle Campbell – Glen Devon circular. This walk initially follows the Old Devon Railway before heading to higher ground to arrive at Castle Campbell. The journey continues down Dollar Glen and the return route is along the River Devon. Ascent 430m (1417ft). OS 58. Dep. LC 08:30 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 23 January   C  walk   11kms/7mls
A gentle walk around Gartmorn Dam Country Park and surrounding footpaths. Ascent 80m. OS Explorer 366. GR NS911940: Country Park car park. Dep. QRC 10.00. TC £4.00. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 24 January   B walk   8.5miles   100m ascent
OS64 & 65 NS824801 Linear walk Bonnybridge to Auchinstarry along John Muir Way. Bonnybridge, canal towpath to outskirts of Kilsyth, Croy Hill (Antonine Wall), Auchinstarry. Car shuffle. PD £7.50 [Balerno]

Sunday 24 January   B walk   11.5km/7 miles
Circular walk from Burntisland via The Binn and Kinghorn Loch. Ascent 200m (660ft). OS 66, NT235860. Dep. LC 09:00. Contact: Malcolm Duncan 01324 625496 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 24 January  B Walk  9 miles
Open moorland tracks and minor roads for much of the distance; some sections of the old routes have become much rougher underfoot. OS 73 Start GR - NT522524. Approx arrival at start 09.45. Meet MIBC 09.00 [Midlothian]

Sunday 24 January  C Walk  approx 5-6 miles
Dalkeith. Short local winter walk around the Dalkeith area. Circular walk starting from MIBC. Meet 10.00 [Midlothian]

Sunday 24 January C walk  8k (5m)  OS 67, Exp 351
Circular from Garvald, via Tanderlane, West Mains, Blaikie Heugh, Papple Bridge & Garvald Grange. Easy ascents. Dep NB 09:15, Hadd 09:30. Cost by car £1.50. [North Berwick]

Sunday 24 January  C  6.5km  80m ascent  OS 73
Innerleithen to Glenormiston and return by old railway path. KCP 10am or Traquair Rd, Innerleithen 333364 at 10.30am [Tweeddale]

Wednesday 27 January   B walk   17.5km/11 miles
Culross – Low Valleyfield Woods – Blairhall – Devilla Forest circular. Ascent 180m (590ft). OS 65/367, NS983858. Dep. WP 09:30. Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 27 January   C+ walk   10.5km/6½ miles
Cumbernauld – Westerwood – Dullater circular. This walk starts from Dobbies garden centre just off the M80 motorway at Cumbernauld. It takes in part of the Antonine wall, Dullater Marsh and the surrounding countryside. The ground is a bit rough in places. Ascent 120m (400ft). OS 64//65. Dep. WP 10:00 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 30 January   B walk   7miles   350m ascent
OS66 NT168639 Pentlands circular via Bavelaw Castle, West Kip, East Kip, Scald Law and return by Green Cleugh. PD £0.50 [Balerno]

Saturday 30 January  B 16.5km/10miles 300m 5hours NOTE: Changed details
OS 66/67 Linear from East Linton to Haddington via Tyne path, Hailes Castle and Traprain. Good paths but might be very muddy if the river is high.
Leader Frances Corr 551 4999 [Edinburgh]

Saturday 30 January A 22km 500m 5hrs
OS74. 2 Marilyns. Circular from Morebattle to Linton Hill (282m), Crookedshaws, Grubbit Law (326m), Cushat End (345m), Hownam Law and Fort (449m), Hownam Mains and Whitton. CSPC £33. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 30 January  B walk   13km/8 miles WALK CANCELLED
Wether Hill and Glendevon reservoirs circuit in the Ochils. Some rough ground. Ascent 500m (1640ft). OS 58/366, NN948051. Dep. LC 09:00. Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893 (Walk cancelled due to weather forecast of snow, freezing conditions, and wind gusts up to 50mph) [Linlithgow]

Sunday 31 January  B walk  7 miles
Galafoot, Old Tweed Bridge, Abbotsford, Tweedbank. Meet Galafoot car park at 10.00 [Coldstream]

Sunday 31 January   C walk   5km/3 miles
Avon Valley and Canal from Linlithgow Leisure Centre. Ascent minimal. OS 65. Dep. LC 13:00 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 31 January B walk 17 km OS 65
Rodger’s Kirk Pentland Hills. Slipperfield, Catstone and Medwin Water. Tracks and some rough boggy heather bashing. 466m ascent. Meet LNRS 08:00. [Livingston]

Sunday 31 January  C Walk  6 miles
Vogrie Country Park, Dewarton, Ford, Pathhead area. Pleasant local circular walk. Could be muddy in places. Start GR - NT375631. Approx arrival at start 10.00. Meet MIBC 09.30 [Midlothian]

Sunday 31 January  A walk 19k (12m)  OS 66
Circular from Haddington via Bolton, Myreside, Morham Bank, Morham, Northrigg & Seggarsdean. Negligible ascent. Contact leader for start times. Cost by car £1. [North Berwick]

Sunday 31 January   B walk   13kms/8mls
Local circular walk from South Queensferry. To/from Linn Mill via Abercorn, Midhope, West Shore Wood, Hopetoun House and East Shore Wood. Ascent negligible. OS Explorer 350. GR NT112784: Linn Mill. Dep. QRC 10.00. TC nil. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 31 January   B+   19.5km  260m ascent  OS 66 or Explorer 344
Circular from Flotterstone at 10am. The Howe, Bavelaw, Threipmuir Dam, Black Springs, Harlaw Visitor Centre, Cock Rig, Stone Stile, Kirk Bridge, and back to start. Leave KCP 9.30am [Tweeddale]

February 2016

Wednesday 3 February  C walk
Meet CHCP 10.00 [Coldstream]

Wednesday 3 February   B walk   14km/9 miles
Kippen Walk on paths and tracks a little road walking. Great views. Ascent 130m (450ft). OS 57, NS650949. Dep. WP 09:30. Contact: 07742447160 [Linlithgow]

Wednesday 3 February  C walk   8km/5 miles
Circular from West Port by Preston Road to Parkley Craigs returning by Canal Ascent minimal. OS 65/349, NS995770. Dep. WP 10:00. Contact: I & E Barclay 01506843558/07709620046 [Linlithgow]

Thursday 4 February  - Moved to 11 Feb
Apologies, this walk had to be cancelled. [Livingston]

Saturday 6 February  B+ 12 miles.  6 hours.
B+ Innerleithen to Selkirk via Traquair, Minch Moor, Brown Knowe, the Three Brethren and along the Long Philip Burn finishing in Selkirk. 12 miles. 6 hours. [Edinburgh]

Saturday 6 February  B  8 miles  OS73
Circular: Melrose - Gattonside - Earlston, meet 10:00 Nutwood car park, Melrose, NT549340, WT 5.0 hrs. Leaders: Lindsay & Elizabeth Chalmers 01896 823831 or lindsaychalmers@me.com [Eildon]

Saturday 6 February   B walk   14.5km/9 miles
Fife Coastal Path: Ravenscraig Park via Dysart to East Wemyss and return. Some steps. Ascent 150m (490ft). OS 59/367, NT293926. Dep. LC 09:00. Contact: Sandy Janas 01506 670893 [Linlithgow]

Saturday 6 February   C+ walk   6.5kms/4mls
Rob Roy in Callander. A walk along forest tracks and some rocky paths with good views of hills and lochs. Ascent 273m. OS Explorer 365. GR NN625079: Riverside car park, Callander. Dep. QRC 09.30. TC £7.00. [South Queensferry]

Sunday 7 February   B+ walk   8miles   550m ascent
OS58 NS963993 Innerdownie Ridge - Dollar to Glendevon. A circular walk from Dollar via Glenquey Reservoir to Glendevon before ascending the ridge on eastern flank of Ochils to return to Castle Campbell. PD £7.00 [Balerno]

Sunday 7 February  B walk   14km/8 miles
Carberry, Inveresk circular. Riverside, woodland and short road section. Wettish, uneven descent near end. Ascent 170m (544ft). OS 66/351, NT368726. Dep. LC 09:00 [Linlithgow]

Sunday 7 February  C walk 13 km OS 65
Society to Blackness. Easy, made-up path with mostly flat terrain. Meet LNRS 09:00 or 09:30 Car park to the right of Hopetoun House Gate Lodge before Society Grounds. [Livingston]

Sunday 7 February  B Walk  8 miles
Mount Maw - a circular walk in the Pentland Hills from West Linton. Starting from the golf course to Baddinsgill Farm to Faw Mount, Mount Maw, Carlops Hill to Carlops. Returning via Windy Gowl Farm and Stoneypath. Terrain is a mixture of very quiet roads, farm tracks and hill paths. Total ascent 387m. OS 72 Start GR - NT139519. Approx arrival at start 09.30. Meet MIBC 09.00 [Midlothian]

Sunday 7 February  B walk  16k (10m)  OS 67
Linear walk from Burnmouth to St Abbs, along the Berwickshire coastal path. Car shuffle, negligible ascent. Dep NB 08:15, Hadd 08:30. Cost by car £3.50. [North Berwick]

Sunday 7 February  C+  11.4km  Minimal ascent  OS 66 or  Explorer 344
at 10am. Old railway path, past Dalmore, Gunpowder Works, Roslin Glen Country Park, over bridge up to Roslin Castle. Descend, and through woods, by the river & up onto road to Roslin Hotel, whence bus back to Penicuik at 4mins past the hour. Leave KCP 9.30am [Tweeddale]