August 24th to September 1st, 2024

Walking routes

Pencaitland town and country railway walk


Start / finish : Pencaitland market cross

Length : 7 km / 4 miles

Short-to-medium length walk on a variety of paths

Starting at the Market Cross in Pencaitland, follow the wee streets, lanes and hidden paths to pass through the village and join the Pencaitland Railway Walk to Ormiston.

At the halfway point, the route leaves the whindust/gravel walk, turning onto a narrower but well marked earth path that passes through a long stretch of woodland, crossing the Tyne Water back into Pencaitland.


Refreshments are available in Pencaitland, on the route and if you make a diversion into Ormiston High Street. There are no public toilets on this walk.


A flat walk along good paths with one set of steps to the Pencaitland Railway Walk.

Getting here

East Coast buses operates a regular service to Pencaitland and Ormiston (see website for details).

You can follow this walk using the GoJauntly app.

This walk is at