August 24th to September 1st, 2024

Group walks 2024

Short

Remembering Together walks

Tranent, Port Seton, Musselburgh, Haddington, North Berwick, Dunbar

Remembering Together is a national project by Greenspace Scotland and the Scottish Government in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. It aims to make a space in the community for reflection, remembrance, hope and healing.

In East Lothian, led by artists Barbara Gardner-Rowell and Sophie Ferguson, the project mapped a series of six walking trails that reflect the daily walking practice that many people adopted during lockdown.

For Walkfest ’24 each of the six routes will have its own group walk, on different days. Please see below for how to book.

Remembering Together Tranent

Date : Saturday August 24th

Time : 10 am – 12 noon

Meet : Loch Centre, Tranent

A walk for reflection, hope and healing through urban areas, fields and parkland.
Partly suitable for wheels, this is a circular walk starting from the Loch Centre.

Length: 6 km

Remembering Together Preston, Seton, Gosford

Date : Monday August 26th

Time : 11 am - 12.15 pm

Meet : Wave Garden, Port Seton

A walk for reflection, hope and healing following a route where painted stones were laid during the COVID-19 pandemic. A flat, coastal walk with a tarmac surface suitable for wheels, starting from the Wave Garden at Port Seton and ending at Prestonpans.

Length: 3.9 km

Remembering Together Musselburgh

Date : Wednesday August 28th

Time : 2 pm – 3 pm

Meet : Levenhall Links car park

A walk for reflection, hope and healing which crosses the links, taking in the boating pond, the bird reserve and the coastline. Starting from Levenhall Links car park, this is an easy circular walk on a flat path suitable for wheels.

Length: 1.9 km

Remembering Together Haddington

Date : Thursday August 29th

Time : 11 am –12 noon

Meet : Nungate Bridge

A walk for reflection, hope and healing through the town, and along the river. It is a flat route on pavements, tarmac and riverside dirt path. A circular walk starting from ‘The Blether Bench’ next to Nungate Bridge.

Length: 3 km

Remembering Together North Berwick

Date : Saturday August 31st

Time : 11.30 am – 12.30 pm

Meet : Haugh Top Car Park

A walk for reflection, hope and healing along a coastal path with stunning views, skirting the Glen Golf Course. A moderately challenging route, with some cliff edge paths and a hill to climb. Care must be taken to avoid golf in play.

No 120 bus returns to North Berwick at 1.07 pm for those who do not wish to walk back.

Length: 2 km

Remembering Together Spott, Dunbar

Date : Sunday September 1st

Time : 2 pm – 3.30 pm

Meet : Spott Village Hall

A walk for reflection, hope and healing with stunning panoramic views across the Firth of Forth. A moderately challenging circular route across fields, tarmac and cinder paths, with a hill to climb. Starting from Spott Village Hall.

Length: 2.8 km

Booking

Details to follow.

Remembering Together guides

Full details of all six Remembering Together walks, including maps to download as a PDF, can be found on the website of the John Gray Centre.

Remembering Together East Lothian is supported by Greenspace Scotland and the Scottish Government