In partnership with Gorebridge Walkers we are organising a Gorebridge Walking Festival (walks in and around Gorebridge from the Beacon) from 16th – 19th October. Sign up form is below!
Wednesday 16th October: To Temple and Back Again **** Booking now closed ***
A walk-through Gore Glen from the Beacon to Temple and back again. Meet 10: 00 AM at the Beacon, Hunterfield Road, Gorebridge EH23 4TT
Thursday 17th October: Family Walk, With a Hint of Fairies (suitable for toddlers)**
*** Booking now closed ***
Meeting at the Gore Glen car park (off the A7) join us for a 1-mile walk through the glen to find fairy houses, a picnic and forest games. Meet 10:00 AM at Gore Glen car park.
Saturday 19th October: A Grand House and Two Castles **** Booking now closed ***
Taking in Vogrie House, Borthwick and Crichton Castles, this 10-mile walk will take in breath-taking scenery of our countryside. Bring a camera as it’s beautiful this time of year. Meet 10: 00 AM at the Beacon.
By booking/signing up you are agreeing to the following disclaimer:
Disclaimer: We are walking as friends. You are responsible for your own health and safety. No unaccompanied children please, under the age of 16. Please wear appropriate clothing. You are required to submit an emergency contact if attending, the details of which will be carried on the walk and destroyed upon completion. Gorebridge Walkers, Gorebridge Community Development Trust (incl the Beacon) reserve the right to cancel.
Please complete the form below and click submit. We will contact you if we need more information, or, see you on your walk.
** Dogs welcome but must be kept under control. We will be entering fields that will require your dog to be on a lead.
*** Booking now closed ***
Things you need to know about this walk:
Walkers will start and finish at The Beacon. Please try and be there 15 minutes before your start time. Both walks will have walk leaders who will show you the way. Walkers are responsible for their own safety and should take care accordingly. We will be crossing roads and walkers should obey the Highway Code and only cross when it is safe to do so. All under 16 year olds must be under the close supervision and control of a parent/guardian as leaders are not responsible for the safety of children.
These wonderful countryside walks are approximately 10 miles long and include open meadows, woods, quiet lanes and riverside. You will be walking in grass, on some steep muddy paths, through undergrowth and overhanging branches and there are some steep steps, stiles and fences to negotiate. At times the path is very close to open water and great care is needed. These walks are only suitable for walkers with stout walking boots and appropriate clothing for the weather. They will take between 5 – 6 hours and you will need to bring plenty of refreshments for the day. There are places along the route where you can leave if you find the walk more challenging than expected – please tell the walk leader if you leave.