Heart of Scotland

About the Group:

The Heart of Scotland Group of the Long Distance Walkers Association arranges walks roughly in the area of Perth & Kinross, Fife, Angus, Tayside and Stirling.

At the moment we put on a social walk each month, see below.   Please be aware that walks are around 15-20 miles at a reasonable pace and last 6-9 hours. Please contact the leader beforehand to confirm details in case of last minute changes. The walks programme is also listed in Strider, the journal of the Long Distance Walkers Association, as well as on the main LDWA website. Any member of the LDWA can walk with the group and can if they wish set Heart of Scotland as the group of their choice. 

Offers to lead walks are very welcome, indeed we need a pool of walk leaders, so if you would like to lead a walk, or perhaps have a favourite walk that you would like to share, do please get in touch - contact Ken Falconer, E: strider@falconers.me.uk; T: 01334 478507

If you have news items, photos, or any other topical material that would be of interest to others and might go on this website please send it to Ken, E: strider@falconers.me.uk


Next Walks:

Sunday 5th December - Falkirk Waterways (Additional Walk)

14 miles. Start at 9am at Bantaskine car park, Falkirk. From Falkirk High Stn follow B803 westwards for 800m, fork right at roundabout, continue for 800m to turn right down drive to South Bantaskine Estate. Map: LR 65 (GR NS871789). Good paths and tracks including canal tunnel, Antonine Wall and Falkirk Wheel. C: Ken Falconer, E: strider@falconers.me.uk Please confirm if you are coming by Friday 3rd December.

Sunday 19th December - Hill of Beath and AGM

8 miles. Start at 9.30am at Kingseat Community Centre on Main Street B912 in Kingseat, nearby parking. Map: LR 65 (GR NT126904). Short walk including Hill of Beath, followed by lunch (bring your own) and AGM around 12:30. Please let the Group Secretary strider@falconers.me.uk know if you are coming on the walk and/or AGM by Friday 17th December.

Our programme of walks up to April next year is on our Future Events page:


COVID-19 precautions:

COVID-19 is still with us, so:
- Walkers should book in advance with the walk leader. A record of those attending will be kept to support Test and Protect.
- You should not attend a walk if you or members of your household are showing COVID-19 symptoms or awaiting test results.
- Please take a sensible approach to distancing from other walkers.

See the Notes for Walkers before coming on your first walk with us:

Group Facebook Page:

The Heart of Scotland Group has a Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/LDWAHeartofScotland/ or via the icon at the top right corner of this page. This includes pictures of some of past walks.

Privacy Notice:

Those coming on walks should understand that any personal information submitted for any social walk will be held by the organisers and retained securely on the LDWA website for up to seven years after the walk has taken place. Non members consent to supplying contact details to facilitate a follow up to check whether they wish to become a member if the LDWA.The purpose of holding this information is to satisfy the requirements of the LDWA public liability insurance policy. You accept that photographs are likely to be taken during the walk, which may be featured in Strider magazine, group newsletters, on LDWA websites and on LDWA social media. You understand this will be held in perpetuity and you have the right to request deletion where it is physically possible for the LDWA to do so. Please see the Data Protection and Privacy User Guide on  www.ldwa.org.uk for more  for more information.