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Balerno Group

We are the Balerno Ramblers. We open the way for everyone in our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking

Overview

Level 9 mile walk with the natural beauty of  Almondell Country Park and the industrial history of the W Lothian Shale Trail and Union Canal, crossing  a dramatic viaduct and aqueduct spanning the River Almond valley.

Starts from the Almondell Country Park South car park along the tree and bush lined East Calder/Uphall Station path (part of the Shale Trail), turns east along the path then minor road past Roman Camp Cottages, Lookabootye and Muirend to a short stretch of the Union Canal over the towering aqueduct.  Leave the canal onto the path along the river valley leading back to the Country Park Visitor Centre. Nasymthe Bridge and back to the car park.

Underfoot conditions good with some muddy puddles, especially after rain– laid paths, on minor roads and woodland path.  Boots, gaiters and poles advisable but far from essential.

We regret dogs are not permitted on our walks.

Please register with the walk leader to join this walk and advise if you have a medical condition relevant to your walking.

Passenger donation £2

Individual traveller donation £50p

 

 

Saturday, 30 March 2024
Meeting time:
8:50 am
Start time:
8:50 am
Estimated finish time:
3:30 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
14.5km / 9.0mi
Ascent:
35m / 115ft
Type:
circular

Features

  • Car parking available
  • Car sharing available

Meeting point

Grid reference:
NT 17999 67702
Nearest postcode:
EH14 5NP
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Meeting time:
8:50 am

Arrive at Pentland View Car Park off Lanark Road West, Currie 08:50, ready to leave 09:00. This car park is serviced with the No 44 bus in both directions.

Starting point

Grid reference:
NT 09100 68101
Nearest postcode:
EH53 0EU
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Start time:
8:50 am

Walk starts from Almondell Country Park South car park at 09:20

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking