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As the weekends away and meals out are always oversubscribed and tend to fill up almost as soon as they hit the website, we have to restrict them to current members of SWG40s. However, everyone is welcome on a pub night out, especially if you are new to the group or you are thinking about joining us.

Before booking onto a weekend, please read the weekends away booking information on the FAQ Page.

Weekends and Trips

Pitlochry Walking Week


Date: 21-28 August 2020

Details: ** Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus Crisis, this event is cancelled until further notice **

We are planning a member organised week away in Pitlochry, Perthshire (the heart of Scotland) on 21 August 2020. Pitlochry is a town with a number of interesting shops, cafes and hostelries and is on the edge of The Cairngorms National Park, which offers some of Scotland’s most spectacular scenery. We are going for seven days so there will be plenty of time to do lots of walking and sightseeing.

There is a What’s App group for anyone considering going to Pitlochry that can help people to find room shares or other shared accommodation. A number of people have already booked.
Please text Mandy 07586842361 or Jillian 07771960531 to join.

Book accommodation for Friday 21-28 August 2020. There are various hotels, guest houses, YHA and a camp site

You don’t have to stay for the full week to join any of the walks. More info on group walks and evening meet ups will be added at a later date. If you would like to lead a walk please text Mandy or Jillian.

Event Details

Edinburgh Walking Weekend


Date: 9-11 Oct 2020

Details: ** Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus Crisis, this event is cancelled until further notice **

We are planning a member organised weekend to Edinburgh travelling by train on the Friday (or your preferred form of transport). For those getting the train the best time to buy is 12 weeks before and split tickets are usually cheaper.

Book your own accommodation there are plenty of hotels and B&B’s in the new town.

If time permits a short walk to Arthurs Seat (a short walk from Holyrood Park) time to be arranged nearer the time.

We will meet at Wetherspoons (Standing Order) on George Street (or back entrance off Rose Street).at 7.30pm and then move on to other pubs on Rose Street.

A walk in the Pentland Hills. We will get the bus from Princess Street to Flotterstone Inn where the walk will start. (Be equipped with your lunch/drink and normal walking attire including waterproofs). From Flotterstone we will head to Scald Law (one of the highest of the Pentlands) – this popular approach reaches it via a switchback ridge, taking in the shapely Carnethy Hill along the way. The return runs along the side of Loganlea Reservoir and Glencorse reservoir. This is a 7½ mile walk with 609m. (Start time/bus to be confirmed nearer the time).

An alternative if you don’t want to do this walk is to visit Calton Hill, Botanical Gardens, Art Galleries, Royal Mile or shopping on Princess Street.

We will be eating at Bar Napoli, 75 Hanover Street, Edinburgh (Italian restaurant) which serves splendid food. (Let us know if you want to join us for this by 1st September as it is very popular and gets booked up) and we can book a table(s) for around 7.30 - 8pm. Drinks beforehand at All Bar One, on the corner of George Street and Hanover Street (2 mins away) from around 7pm – 7.30pm. (times to be confirmed nearer the time).

Spend the morning visiting the various tourist spots, Castle, or anything else you want to do. Most accommodation will store your suitcase for a few hours if you ask.

Suggest a tea time train back home.

Text Dave on: 07734225446 or Jillian on: 07771960531 if you are coming and we’ll keep you updated via text or whatsapp (let us know if you don’t want whatsapp please).

Event Details

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