Walking groups

Paths for All have set up over 500 weekly health walks over Scotland. These are led by a trained walk leader and are short walks less than an hour long. Find your nearest walk.

Edinburgh Leisure Ageing Well

Sessions take place in venues across the city and are led by trained volunteers who are older adults. Each week Ageing Well helps 400 older people in Edinburgh stay active and healthy. Contact Edinburgh Leisure for more details.

Join a group


Sustrans run monthly clean up days of the paths. Sign up to help keep our paths litter free.

Walking apps

There are lots of free apps to help you track how much you are walking each day

  • Map my walk - 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.

Find a route

  • The medal routes app allows you to see nearby routes. These are great for your lunch break or for a walking loop to see more in your area.
  • Use our QuietRoutes maps to find a route using off-road paths and quieter streets.

Walking events in Edinburgh

  • Stepcount Challenge - a fun challenge in April and October for you to try with your colleagues!