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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

After receiving a warm welcome and meeting other walkers, your walk leader will give you an overview of your walk with the opportunity to ask any questions before enjoying the fabulous views of our beautiful countryside

Starting from the Pentland View Carpark, off Lanark Road West in Currie. We start our walk crossing the road and joining a short stretch of the Water of Leith before turning up to Blinkbonny village. From here we take a country track, with views of the Pentlands, towards Colinton. Passing an equestrian and walking under the city bypass, we arrive in Colinton where we turn down the glen on a zigzag walkway to Spylaw Park where we will stop for a break. We finally join the Water of Leith and follow this track back to the start.

Difficulty: leisurely

Distance: 5miles, Ascent: minimal

What do I wear?
Comfortable clothes appropriate for the weather forecast, hopefully not raining but be prepared. Footwear should be supportive; some tracks may be muddy.

What to bring?
drink/snack

Saturday, 2 March 2024
Start time:
9:30 am
Estimated finish time:
12:30 pm
Difficulty:
Leisurely
Distance:
8km / 5.0mi
Ascent:
100m / 328ft
Type:
circular

We regret to advise that dogs are not permitted on our walks.

Please contact the walk leader to register for this event and advise of any medical condition that may impact your walking.

 

Features

  • Car parking available
  • Introductory walk
  • Family-Friendly

Starting point

Grid reference:
NT 17999 67701
Nearest postcode:
EH14 5NP
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wide.teach.mime
Start time:
9:30 am

Meet at 09:30 at the Pentland View carpark., off Lanark Road West in Currie. This carpark is serviced by the Lothian bus 44 (Wallyford to Balerno passing through the city centre), in both directions.

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