Walking with a Group

If you are new to walking, uncertain about finding your way, don’t feel confident about going out on your own, or just want some company, why not JOIN one of the 54 Ramblers groups in Scotland and be led by an experienced walk leader. 

Many Ramblers groups offer one or more led walks each week. Either ask Ramblers Scotland for details of those groups near to you or see our website.

Summer walk

Led short walks

Lots of Ramblers groups organise short, gentle-paced, easy walks of 3 – 6 miles. 

These shorter led walks are a great way to start walking, especially if you have limited free time and enjoy walking with others.  Walking with a group is an easy way to get walking and keep walking, and to get to know paths in your local area.  The groups listed here offer a range of short walks, with something suitable for everyone.

If you're in your 20's or 30's

Why not join our young walking groups in Edinburgh,  Glasgow or Tayside - ideal if you're new to walking or would just like to do more, meet others and have fun.

They have active walk programmes organised most weekends and lots of away weekends. The walks are a mix of hillwalking and lower level outings so whatever your fitness level they will happily welcome you.

Their social events are hugely varied and lots of fun and include wine tastings, boat trips, dinners, ceilidhs, pub nights, photography workshops, rugby 7's, volunteering trips...to name but a few! Give it a try!

Edinburgh Young Walkers, Amelia Calvert

Find a health walk near you

If you would like shorter led walks, Paths for All have developed health walking schemes in community settings across Scotland to help you enjoy being more physically active. Find out if there is a health walk scheme near you.

Group walks are also organised by independent walking clubs, some local councils, conservation groups and organisations like national parks and nature reserves.   There are regular walking festivals offering a large number of public walks over the course of a few days and national festivals such as Ramblers’ Festival of Winter Walks and more locally based festivals.  Amongst all this there are bound to be many walks suitable for you.


The aim of the plan is to get you walking briskly for at least half an hour on at least five days of the week.