Programme of Events for 2018 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.

2018 Programme

Further details giving booking information and meeting place will be issued to Members nearer the time.

Sunday 18th March, 11:00 – 15.00 hrs

Accessing the countryside: Your guide to responsible access event Harlaw House Visitor Centre, Sunday 18th March, 11:00 – 15.00 hrs. Visit the event page for full details 

Wed 21st March Walk

The walk is 8Km, with 350 metres ascent and lasting 2.5 hours.

On leaving the Car park we head for the filter beds – then up Flotterstone Glen until we come to the Kirk Burn Path – heading North round Castlelaw Hill with Capelaw Hill on your left – head toward Allermuir Hill – then turning South and head for Castlelaw Fort – from there it is back down to Flotterstone Glen.

Sat 24th March Tea and Cakes at Harlaw Centre

10.00a.m to 4.00p.m No booking required.

Thursday 10th May AGM 

Merchiston Castle School 7.00p.m for 7.30p.m Tommy McManmon – A Ranger’s experiences in Knoydart

Thursday 24th May – School Access Day.

In 2018 the Friends will provide the use of our Mobility Scooter in the vicinity of Harlaw Visitor Centre along with a guide. Accordingly, our Access for All will not run this year, but as pupils from Special Schools always attend we will instead have a School Access Day.

23rd June Tea and Cakes at Harlaw Centre

10.00a.m to 4. 00p.m Booking not required.

Walk in the area to observe birds, led by a member from RSPB

Midlothian Outdoor Festival

This will run from Saturday August the 4th until Sunday August the 12th

September Tea and Cakes at Harlaw Centre (date to be confirmed)

10.00a.m to 4.00p.m. Booking not required.


Wed 10th October – Walk

Tea and Cakes at Harlaw Centre (date to be confirmed). 10.00a.m to 4. 00p.m Booking not required.

Thurs. 1st November

Talk at Merchiston Castle School 7. 00p.m for 7. 30p.m:  Dear wee hills by Ben Dolphin, President of Ramblers Scotland, and a Countryside Ranger.

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