Group name: Balerno

This group is a part of Lothian & Borders Area.

Our activities include:
Path maintenance

We are a busy group with walks at weekends and on Wednesdays, We also have social events and trips away to other areas . The Balerno Group covers Balerno, Currie and the surrounding area.  Balerno nestles at the foot of the Pentland Hills to the south west of Edinburgh.  A group of us work with Friends of the Pentlands helping with tree planting, drainage schemes, path building and repair.

If any of our walks interest you, then if you are not on our mailing list please contact  the walk leader to check that there are no changes to the walk.

Most of our walks operate on a ‘just turn up’ (JTU) system.  If you need to contact the Walk Leader first, the walk description will state this. If you want to join a walk at the walk start point please let the walk leader know.

We regret that no dogs are allowed on our walks.

Weekend Walks

For weekend walks our Meeting Point is usually Pentland View Car Park (PVCP) NT180677 off Lanark Road West (A70) in Currie.  Travelling west from Edinburgh the car park is on the right just past Curriehill Road and beside Scotmid.  Parking is currently free and not time-limited.  It can be reached by Lothian 44 bus Wallyford/Edinburgh/Balerno.  We usually meet at 08:50 for a 09:00 start unless otherwise indicated.

Drivers will appreciate a 'Passenger Donation' (PD) to help cover travel costs (see walk descriptions).  The walk leader will collect donations and dispense them equally among all participating drivers, regardless of the number of passengers in their car.  Independent drivers who join the walk at the start point are not usually included in the scheme.

Wednesday walks

For Wednesday walks our meeting point is normally Currie Library car park. NT181678 off Lanark Road West (A70) in Currie. Travelling West from Edinburgh the car park is accessed by an entrance on the right just past the  Riccarton Inn. The meeting point can also be reached by Lothian bus 44/X44/45 and alighting at Currie Library

Drivers will appreciate a 'Passenger Donation' (PD) to help cover travel and recce costs. Drivers will collect donations.  Anyone arriving at the walk start point independently will be requested to contribute to recce costs by giving an Independent Traveller Donation (ITD). For actual costs see the walk description.

Contact us

For general enquiries contact our chair, F Alexander [07913 044806] or our secretary, J Bisacre [0131 449 2568]

For Wednesday walk enquiries contact :  M Timmins (0131 449 4525) or A Blyth (0131 629 3644)

Balerno Walk Leaders can borrow books (contact E Imrie 0131 449 2114) or OS maps (contact E Scroggie 0131 441 1666) from the Group library.

We have a couple of mailing lists which you are welcome to join

One is for weekend walks, you can join it by  clicking here to send an email to register on the list.
The other list is for Wednesday walks and you can join it by clicking here to send an email to join.

You will then receive emails with information on forthcoming walks and other appropriate issues.