Programme of Events for 2017 for Members of the Friends of the Pentlands.
Members wishing to contact the Events Organiser, or Walk Leaders, please go to the Contact Us page and use the ‘General’ enquiry.
June Walks – The Pentland Way in three stages.
Thursday 1st June Swanston to Flotterstone: Leader: John Surtees. 7Km 390m ascent. Graded strenuous. Starting at Swanston the route follows the Pentland Way to Flotterstone. Service bus to return to Hillend and a short level walk to return to start
Wednesday 7th June Flotterstone to Carlops: Leader: Hamish Clark. 12Km 700m ascent. Graded strenuous. Starting at Flotterstone the route goes up Flotterstone Glen until it joins the Pentland Way through to Carlops. Returning to Flotterstone or the City Centre by Service Bus
Tuesday 13th June Carlops to Dolphinton: Leader: John Stirling. 12Km 257 m ascent. Graded moderate. Starting at Carlops the route joins the Pentland Way towards West Linton. On reaching Dolphinton returning to Carlops or the City Centre by Service Bus.
Saturday 24th June Tea and Cakes at Harlaw Centre 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. booking not required, open to all event.
Friday 11th – Mon 14th August Midlothian Walking Festival
Once again Members are invited to attend this free Walking Festival.
Further details at www.midlothian.gov.uk/walking-festival
Saturday 9th September Tea and Cakes at Harlaw Centre 10. 00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. booking not required. Open to all event
Saturday 21st October Tea and Cakes at Harlaw Centre 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. booking not required. Open to all event
Thursday 2nd November Talk at Merchiston Castle School
Speaker will be Kellan MacInnes, author of the best-selling book, “Caleb’s List, Climbing the Scottish Mountains Visible from Arthur’s Seat” which tells the story of the little known Victorian mountaineer Caleb George Cash and his list of the Scottish hills you can see from Arthur’s Seat.
Wednesday 8th November. Walk in the Pentlands. Walk to be led by Allan Ainslie and John Surtees, details will be updated nearer the time.