Midlothian Outdoor Festival
From rambles to guided hikes, Midlothian Outdoor Festival is a jam packed long weekend of fantastic scenery and fascinating facts about Midlothian.
The Festival showcases the great things you can do in Midlothian’s outdoors. All events are free.
Midlothian Ranger Service
The Midlothian Outdoor Festival is organised by the Midlothian Ranger Service who have extensive knowledge and experience of the fantastic walks across Midlothian. After postponing 2020’s festival due to COVID-19, the festival is back with a fantastic programme for everyone to enjoy.
The festival will run from Friday 8th to Monday 11th October with walks around Midlothian, taking in the countryside, towns and farmland from the hills to the River Esk and beyond.
Midlothian Outdoor Festival 2021 Programme
From leisurely strolls, taking in the history of Midlothian’s towns to hikes in Midlothian’s famous Pentland Hills, this is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the area and discover new walks.
Please remember to wear walking boots and bring waterproofs. If the walk spans lunchtime don’t forget a packed lunch and drink.
Here is the full programme for the fantastic Midlothian Outdoor Festival:
Friday 8 October
- An introduction to Nordic Walking-Beeslack High School
- Carrington and South Esk Valley Circular
- Early Railways of Dalkeith
- Evening Talk (by Zoom): Artists and Photographers along the rivers Esk
- Take to the Hills
- The Pentland Way Section 1: Dolphinton to Carlops
Saturday 9 October
- Allan Ramsay Literary and Historical Walk
- Event: Vogrie parkrun
- Explore Roslin Glen
- Gorebridge to Temple Circular
- Hill Walk Suitable for Visually Impaired Ramblers
- Midlothian’s Working Landscapes Past and Present
Sunday 10 October
- Bonnyrigg Circular, A Walk of Two Halves
- An Introduction to Nordic Walking, Loanhead Memorial Park
- Cousland and Ormiston Circular
- The Ancient Oaks of Dalkeith Estate
- The Pentland Way: Section 2 Carlops to Flotterstone
Monday 11 October
- Arthurs Classic Pentland Walk
- Glencorse Circular View
- Huntly Cott – An Estate in the Moorfoot Hills
- The Pentland Way: Section 3 Flotterstone to Swanston
- The Woodlands of Penicuik
- Trains, Castles and Monks Eskbank Circular
Book your FREE place
All events are free to join and you can book your place by calling 01875 821716