Path to success

More than 640 people took part in the most successful Midlothian Walking Festival ever last month. 

The four day festival seen 642 people take part in led walks, nordic walking, canicross and cycling events, travelling a combined 3,098 miles.

Four days of events

Routes over the four days (11 - 14 August) took in landscapes as varied as the upland areas of the Pentland Hills and Moorfoots, the picturesque Esk Valleys, wooded glens and countryside estates.

Organised by the Midlothian Ranger Service, the festival, which also celebrated its tenth year, encourages locals and visitors alike to get out and enjoy the area’s beautiful countryside.  

Amazing volunteer event leaders

All events were led by knowledgeable and experienced local guides. 

Councillor John Hackett, Cabinet Member for Commercial Operations, said:

“Congratulations to the Midlothian Ranger Service and their amazing volunteer event leaders on another very successful Walking Festival. 

“The festival has grown to become a real summer highlight in the area, making the most of what the beautiful Midlothian countryside has to offer.  I look forward to seeing what the Ranger Service team have up their sleeve for next year!”

Midlothian Walking Festival 2017 in numbers

Midlothian Walking Festival 2017 Infographic

More information about walking and cycling in Midlothian is available here

11 Sep 2017