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.

For our current programme of walks click on 'Future Events' above.  LDWA members and friends, whether from the area or not, are warmly invited to come on the walks. Please be aware that walks are around 15-20 miles at a reasonable pace and last 6-9 hours. It is a good idea to make contact with the leader beforehand to confirm details. 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 elect to have Heart of Scotland as the group of their choice. Prospective members of the LDWA in the area are welcome to join the social walks for a trial period, but should join the national LDWA if they continue to come.

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 Walk:

Saturday 17th October - Stirling Bridges (Currently on hold)

17miles. Meet 09.00 at Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre car park, off A872, 2 miles south of Stirling station. Map: LR 57(GR NS798905). Visiting Stirling Castle, Stirling Old Bridge, Wallace Monument, Cambuskenneth Abbey, crossing the Forth, Gillies Hill and Abbey Craig SSSI, 1600ft ascent. THIS WALK WILL NOT TAKE PLACE UNLESS THERE IS A CHANGE IN THE COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS.  C: Iain Barclay. E: iaindurness@yahoo.co.uk

COVID-19 Restrictions on walks:

We are restarting our regular walks programme under COVOD-19 restrictions as laid down by Government and LDWA guidance. In particular:
•  Walks are currently limited to 15 persons from at most 5 households. You MUST book in advance by emailing and getting confirmation from the walk leader.
•  Please do not attend if you or anyone in your permitted ‘bubble' have recently been diagnosed with or show symptoms of covid-19, and do not car-share except with those in your own household or bubble.
•  2 metre social distancing must be observed between those from different households during the walk.
•   You should consider carrying hand-sanitiser, a face covering, gloves, wet wipes and a personal first-aid kit. Please use hand-sanitiser if you have to touch communal surfaces such as gates and stiles.

Click here for future walks programme.

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 https://www.facebook.com/LDWAHeartofScotland/ or via the icon at the top right corner of this page. This includes pictures of some of past walks.