Walks (easy)

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View from the Catwalk

The Catwalk

Walk A1 - Circular walk From West Linton

Time – 45-60 minutes; Distance – 3 km/2 miles

The classic West Linton family walk along the top of the gorge through which Lyne Water runs – straightforward but a head for heights needed in a couple of places, as the name suggests. read on...

 

 

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Stone obelisks at Kitleyknowe

Amazondean

Walk A2 - Circular walk from Carlops

Time - 45-60 minutes; Distance - 3.5 km/2.25 miles

An easy family walk around the Carlops area with plenty of opportunity for exploring, tree climbing and paddling. read on...

 

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Lyne Braw Walk Broomlee 

Walk A3 - Circular walk from West Linton

Time - 60 minutes; Distance - 4 km/2.5 miles

A lovely stroll from the village along the stretch of the Lyne Water behind Broomlee camp.  The route is a right of way but not an 'official' footpath, so it could be lost if not used. read on...

 

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View from Broomlee Hill

Kaimes

Walk A4 - Linear walk from Halmyre to West Linton

Time - 60 minutes; Distance - 4.5 km/3 miles

A straightforward walk from the A701 near Newlands Village Hall at Halmyre to West Linton via Kaimes and Broomlee Hill. read on...

 

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Peggy's Pool

Habbie’s Howe

Walk A5 - Circular walk from Carlops

Time - 60 minutes; Distance - 5 km/3 miles

A fascinating, short and easy walk with much of interest to see, featuring the beautiful gorge known as Habbie’s Howe. read on...

 

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Newlands

Newlands Hill Forts

Walk A6 - Linear walk from Newlands Kirk

Time - 45 minutes; Distance - 3.5 km/2.25 miles

A walk in the valley of the Lyne linking two (probably) iron age hill forts, with spectacular views of the surrounding landscape. read on...

 

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The Lyne at Lynedale

Lynedale Historic

Walk A7 - Circular walk from West Linton

Time – 45-60 minutes; Distance – 3.5 km/2.25 miles

A short circular walk that passes through the outskirts of West Linton and across the river Lyne via the old bridge at Lynedale. It traverses an area rich in historical associations and of outstanding scenic quality. This walk includes notes on landmarks of historic interest along the way originally prepared by the West Linton Tourist Group. read on...

 

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St. Andrews Church

West Linton Village Historic

Walk A8 - Circular walk in West Linton

Time – 45 minutes; Distance – N/A

A gentle stroll around the village of West Linton itself. This walk includes notes on landmarks of historic interest in the village originally prepared by the West Linton Tourist Group. read on...

 

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Patie's Mill, Carlops

Fairliehope

Walk A9 - Circular walk from Carlops

Time – 1 hour; Distance – 3 km/2 miles

A short walk in pretty countryside above Carlops – the return leg has some tricky terrain to cover, so perhaps an A+ of a walk. read on...

 

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Highland Cow

Kitleyknowe And Rutherford

Walk A10 - Circular walk from Carlops

Time – 1 hour – 90 minutes; Distance – 5 km/3 miles

A short circular walk from Carlops to Kitleyknowe and then along a little known (and little used) footpath across to Rutherford Castle, crossing the A702 and back to Carlops on the Old Roman Road. read on...

 

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Harbour Craig

Harbour Craig

Walk A11 - Linear walk from Carlops

Time – 1 hour; Distance – 4 km/2.5 miles

A fine walk from Carlops up to Harbour Craig, the dramatic rock up beyond Kitleyknowe where local covenanters are said to have taken refuge.  Mostly easy going, but the section at Harbour Craig where the route descends to the bottom of the gorge is very steep – turn back and retrace steps if unsure about this.  Can be combined with walk A2 or A10 to make a longer route. read on...

 

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Penicuik House

Penicuik House

Walk A12 - Circular walk from near Penicuik

Time – 60 minutes; Distance – 4 km/2.5 miles

A little outside our patch, but most of us drive past the start and finish of this walk so often, an hour’s detour is more than worth it to explore this secret world. If you’ve ever wondered what that car park is for just outside of Penicuik on the A766?  Now is your chance to find out. Note – good paths but they can be very muddy. read on...

 

 

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Jenny Barry's Cave

Jenny Barry's Cave

Walk A13 - Linear walk from Carlops

Time – 45 minutes; Distance – 2 km/2 miles

A walk through a hidden valley along to a cave named after Jenny Barry, one of the two witches, or carlines, after who Carlops is reputed to be named. The witches would jump between the two outcrops of rock in the village - 'Carline's Loup' or Carlops, According to local legend, lead was mined in Jenny Barry's cave in Mary, Queen of Scots time, the ore being exported to Holland where silver was extracted. read on...