Walks and events

Walking in your area

Walking for 30 minutes most days of the week will help you become fitter and healthier.

You can do this as part of your everyday activities.  You could get off the bus a stop or two early, or walk to work or to the train station, a couple of times a week.

Walking is a great way to get healthier and also see more of our city.

Walking Apps

There are lots of free apps you can download on your phone to help you track how many miles, or steps you are walking each day.  Try a few and see which one you prefer!

Map my Walk - you can follow a chosen route or create your own!

Runkeeper - this has a 'Pocket Track' feature 

Scottish Government's 'Journeys' App - join the Lothian region, to see the impact on carbon emissions by our walks

The WalkIt Edinburgh route planner can suggest quieter or faster routes from A to B

Medal Routes

Medal Routes local walks which are around a range of local libraries around the city, such as Currie and South Queensferry.  Each walk comes with a free downloadable map for you to follow. 

Walking groups and events

Ramblers Scotland have an active walking group in Edinburgh.  Check out their site for details of upcoming walks, which you can join.  You may also find other groups on sites such as MeetUp.

There are also walking events throughout the year in Edinburgh

Walk to Work Week - count your miles with Living Streets in May

Stepcount Challenge - a fun challenge for you to try with your colleagues!

Walk to School Week - Join the week of walking to school in May 

Walk the Walk (Moonwalk) - Holyrood Park in June

Great Scottish Walk & Run Festival - a range of events in Holyrood Park for all ages and abilities in June

Glasgow to Edinburgh Trek - a 100K walking challenge in July

The Kilt Walk -  6, 13 or 26 miles walk in September

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