Sponsored Walk

 Dear Scouts & Parents, It’s time to get out your best walking shoes! Our  Group Sponsored Walk will take place on Saturday 23rd September 2023 – so start pestering those relatives & friends for sponsorship!

This year our route will start at South Queensferry Harbour, take us under the Forth Bridge, around the Dalmeny Estate, through Cramond and along the shore – with stops for rest & refreshment on the way:

  • Start: South Queensferry Harbour:  Meet 10:30 at the harbour. The 43 bus from Princes Street stop PU leaving at 9.27 or 9.57 should get you there in time, get off at Queensferry Police Station. If you are dropping people off there is a car park behind the Church opposite the Police Station. We will depart at 10.45 pm sharp, heading through South Queensferry (1km)
  • 1st Stop: Hawes Inn: Quick stop meet any new walkers at the lifeboat station across the road. The 10.18 train from Waverly should get you there on time. Walk down the steps from the station to join us. Depart at 11:00pm, continuing along the shore to the mouth of the River Almond, and follow it inland. (8.5 km)
  • 2nd Stop: Cramond Brig: Time for a short rest & refreshment, ready to depart at 13:20pm. The 12.37 43 bus from Princes Street stop PU should get you there on time, or park in the car park if you are dropping off. We will then cross the bridge and follow the River Almond down to Cramond (2.6km)
  • 3rd Stop: Cramond: Quick stop at the flagpole for anyone joining us. A 21 bus from Ferry Road to Davidson Mains followed by a 47 bus and a short walk will get you there. Depart at 14:05pm, following the path along the front. (1.5km)
  • 4th Stop: Boardwalk Beach Club: 20 minute stop for refreshment. A 27 bus to Silverknowes and a short walk down the hill will get you there. Depart at 14.50 to continue along the shore path to Granton. (3.5km)
  • 5th Stop: Granton Square: Quick stop for anyone wishing to join us. Depart at 16.00 to continue along the shore path. (1.4km) 
  • 6th Stop: Old Chain Pier: Short stop to gather our breath, maybe a quick refreshment and for anyone to join us before the final stage. Depart 16.35 for the Scout Hall (1.4km)
  • 7th Stop: Gather on the walkway below the Hall to be piped up from the walkway and into the Hall

All times are approximate and may change due to conditions and the speed of the participants!

Back at the hall we will have a licensed bar and food. The evening will wind up at 11pm when the bar closes.

Events like this aren’t just great fun and a chance to get to know everyone – they raise much-needed funds. Our leaders, group executive and other helpers generously give their time for free, but we still need money: to maintain the hall, buy equipment like tents, and support the activities we run every year for the kids. So please do come along – feel free to join or leave at any stage, or just come along to the hall afterwards for food & drink! 

Please come prepared – we will continue through rain, snow, hail or even blazing sunshine. Some snacks and drinks will be provided at the stops, but bring a packed lunch so that you don’t run out of energy on the walk!

As this is a group fundraising event our leaders will not be responsible for children – all children mustbe accompanied by an adult.

If you require any further information before or during the walk, please contact Stuart Clark swaclark@btinernet.com (07762 129 804)