Wardie Walkers is an informal group who go out once a month on a Wednesday. We have walks of different lengths, with a variety of leaders, sometimes a visit as to the Forth Bridges Visitor Centre, and sometimes ending up in a teashop. A great chance to get to know people. No need to book, just come.
Wardie Walkers Programme
May 16th Loch Leven Vane Farm – Fiona Campbell
Jun. 13th Dunkeld – Margaret
Jul. 11th Beecraigs Country Park – Heather
Aug 8th Smeaton (East Linton) – Brian and Fiona
Sep. 12th Dalmeny Estate – Richard
Oct. 17th North Berwick to Whitekirk – Chris and Linda
Oct. 31st Balerno – Rosemary and Richard
Nov. 14th The Braids – Richard
All walks start at Clark Road cycle path entrance at 10.00am. No need to book, just come. Transport by walking, car-share, bus or train. Wear warm clothing, stout shoes and bring lunch. Often conclude at a coffee shop.
General information: Linda and Douglas Coghill. Email email@example.com
Thirteen people and two dogs joined our January walk round the Cammo Estate in sparkling snow, blue skies and brilliant sunshine. The forecast of more snow came to nothing and a very relaxed and happy time was had by all. This was a shorter walk ending with coffee, great chat and lots of laughter round a roaring fire at a nearby restaurant.
Our Vogrie walk was cancelled due to the weather forecast of high winds and sleet. However, we met at Clark Road and decided to walk up to the Portrait Gallery in Queen Street to view the ‘When We Were Young’ exhibition. After enjoying a coffee we browsed around the exhibition and the BP Portrait Award Competition. Some of us then strolled to the Royal Mile and had lunch before walking back home to Trinity via Scotland Yard.
Royal Mile Walk
A dozen Wardie Walkers met our guide Ron on the Castle Esplanade. He was most informative on the history of the castle, the buildings and the closes on the Mile. We were told of the devious exploits of Deacon Brodie and the story of the young boy who was rescued from a collapsed tenement when he shouted ‘Heave awa’ lads am no deid yet!’ Our walk concluded with lunch at Carrubbers Café.
Musselburgh Circular Walk
Ten people went by bus to Fisherrow Harbour where we met up with two more of our walking group and their dog. Fortunately for us the weather was dry and not too dull. We did see glimpses of the sun. We set off along the Promenade towards the mouth of the River Esk. We walked by the side of the river, crossed the ‘Roman Bridge’ passing by Eskmills and Inveresk. Near Monktonhall Golf Course we stopped for a short picnic break. Then headed towards Newhailes House Estate Café where we had another stop. At Eastfield we caught the bus back to Edinburgh.