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 19th June - Fife 50k - LDWA 50th Anniversary Walk

31 or 20 miles. Meet 08:00am at Culross East car park, next to the football field, down a short drive southwards off the minor coast road. GR NS 990859, Map Exp 367. The walk meanders around the Devilla Forest before continuing westwards towards Cairneyhill and returning via Torry Bay Nature reserve. Generally good tracks and paths. Let the leader in advance if you are coming. Ken Falconer, E: strider@falconers.me.uk

Saturday 9th July - Ochil Hills Circuit

14 miles. Meet 09:00am at Ochil Hills Woodland Park car park, Alva. Take the minor road off A91 signed ‘Woodland Park’ at east end of Alva, and follow for 500 yards. The car park is on the right. Map LR 58 (GR NS 899975). Paths and tracks including 8 Ochil tops with 4070ft ascent. C: Iain Barclay, E: iaindurness@yahoo.co.uk

Our programme of walks up to August 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.
- 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.