Eildon Ramblers


Group name: Eildon Ramblers

This group is a part of Lothian & Borders Area.


Based in the Scottish Borders our steadily growing membership is drawn from a wide area covering Hawick, Jedburgh, Kelso, Chirnside, Earlston, Lauder, Melrose, Galashiels and Selkirk.   A warm welcome is guaranteed for new walkers and visiting members from other Ramblers groups.  At the end of most of our walks there is the opportunity to socialise and build friendships over coffee and cake at a local café.

We offer a wide range of walks on alternate Saturdays throughout the year and once a month on a Sunday.   Our walks range from leisurely low level to strenuous hill walks, reflecting the range of abilities and expectations of our membership.

We try to arrange at least one away trip each year with a range of walks across three days. In September 2018 we were at Drymen and this year went to Arrochar.  We hosted the 2019 Ramblers Gathering in Melrose in May which, according to our visitors from Ramblers Groups throughout Scotland, was enjoyed by all. 

As our members are drawn from such a wide area, unless otherwise advised in the individual walks details, our walkers usually make their own arrangements to get to the designated walk start point.  If transport is a problem, you can contact our walks leader who will enquire of our members if car share can be arranged.

We regret we don’t allow dogs on any of our walks.  If you need to have an assistance dog walking with you, please enquire of the walk leader if the walk is suitable, our walks often pass through areas with free roaming livestock.

To enable us to contact potential walkers should there be any changes to our published walk, we require all walkers to register with the walk leader beforehand and provide a contact phone number.

We promote walking safely and walkers must be suitably dressed and have appropriate supplies of food and water with them.  New walkers are advised to enquire what clothing/equipment/supplies are appropriate to their specific walk by emailing walks@eildonramblers.org.uk 

We encourage training and development for all our walk leaders. For general information please contact secretary@eildonramblers.org.uk

Sometimes we have to make late changes to our walk and we also add the occasional extra walk to our program so please check our web site for the latest details:-www.eildonramblers.org.uk.

Find us on Facebook and Twitter, for photos and information on past and future walks.

Our motto is Fun, Friendship, Fitness and Fresh Air – come and join us! To register for walks or more information:- walks@eildonramblers.org.uk