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The Ramblers Association now have a greatly improved website which is an exceptional rescource for all walkers, hykers and young families wanting to go for walks with young children. This site lists everything from historical walks to guided walks and really audious walks.

Find A Walk Near Me by Walking Britain is a truly excellent and free resource. Just enter where you are or where you would like to walk - and print out directions. The walks are graded and you can buy a specific map of the area at the same time. These are proper OS maps and weather proofed if required.

I always think of walking as one of the few activities you can do for free - and now you can with this guide!

Walking, Hiking and Outdoor Shops


6 Lady Rd, Edinburgh EH16 5PB, UK – 0131 664 3999

Well stocked outward bound shop. Products reasonably priced. Helpful staff who know their trade.

Good equipment at good prices

Nordic Outdoor

20 Bruntsfield Pl, Edinburgh EH10 4HN, UK – 0131 228 9100

What a fantastic shop for good quality products - bought a reindeer hide at the Edinburgh shop. Had it a few weeks now in our old VW camper and keeps us lovely and warm on the cooler nights and is very soft to the touch. My wife bought me a @gransforsbruk forest axe from the Keswick shop for Christmas which is the most useful tool when camping I think I’ve got. Great quality products and great non biased advice

Fantastic range if clothing and outdoor stuff. Including throwing axes! Great for a wander round and the odd purchase of accessories. Very expensive

Mountain Warehouse

36A, Fort Kinnaird Retail Park, Newcraighall Rd, Edinburgh EH15 3HP, UK – 0131 669 9080

Shop is a little cramped with lots of stock on the shop floor. Could not have asked for better service though. Staff were knowledgeable about their products and we were approached by no less than 2 employees for help in our relatively short visit.

All good

Another good one. Walkingworld has huge library of guides with a good selection of walks, of varying lengths and grades, pretty well anywhere in the UK. The walks come in an excellent format making them very easy to follow, with photographs to illustrate every important decision point and a proper Ordnance Survey map.

A modist annual subscription gives you unlimited access to all the walks. However you can Pay As Go by downloading indiviual walks.

Crucially you can also find walks France, Spain, Norway, Portugal and Australia!

Camping and Caravaning

Mortonhall Caravan & Camping Park

38 Mortonhall Gate, Frogston Road, Edinburgh EH16 6TJ, UK – 0131 664 3137

I stayed here for 3 nights in a full service pitch with a family; I was in a hired motor home and this site was extremely easy in getting acquainted with the ins and outs of touring. Although it was really busy 1 of the three nights it was very quiet. The grounds are very clean and the facilities are well maintained. There is a pub on the property, but I wend for some food at 1900 and the kitchen was closed. The bus into the city is a short walk up the road and tickets can be purchased in the office. I bought all my tickets in one day, as the buses only take exact change. The front desk employees were accommodating and tend to you quickly.

Well appointed camping and caravan site but very busy with hundreds of stands. However we felt there were not enough showers for the number of people there. We were only there overnight and had the last 2 showers getting up at 06:30 and saw a steady stream of people queuing when we finished showering 10 minutes later. Having said that the showers were clean and rich plenty of hot water. Apparently there are frequent bus services into Edinburgh from the campsite making it very convenient for a visit to the city.

Dog People is such a great website if you have dogs who go on holiday with you. Just enter your location and everything from dog friendly Bed and Breakfasts and Hotels to dog friendly walks and beaches come up. The Dog People site covers Bed & Breakfast, Holiday Parks, Hotels, Self Catering, Pubs & Food, Days Out. Enjoy!
'Walks with Buggies' is a must for walking parents with young children, babies or even grannies and grandpas! If you would like to walk around Glenisla Guest House or Edinburgh just select your nearest town, length of walk and type of walk. You will not only be able to download detailed OS maps free of charge but you can read reviews of walks and their ratings - and add your own afterwards! Enjoy