Penicuik – Dalkeith Walkway

Walking Route

Penicuik – Dalkeith Walkway


Penicuik - Dalkeith stretch of the former Edinburgh - Peebles railway line, a route that passes through many of Midlothian’s historic towns and villages.

The gentle gradient and nature of the route allows easy access for walkers, cyclists and horse riders to explore and enjoy the spectacular landscapes and visitor attractions of the county.
Please note, some of the tracks can be muddy, so please wear appropriate footwear and clothing.
Key interests:
Firth Viaduct
You can take a detour to visit Roslin Glen Country Park, Rosslyn Castle and Rosslyn Chapel
Glenesk Viaduct
Ironmills Park
Dalkeith Country Park

Please allow at least 3 hours 15 minutes to complete it, excluding the time taken to enjoy the destinations along the way.

11mi / 18km
Total climb:
886ft / 270m
Total descent:
492ft / 150m
Towns along route:
Penicuik, Dalkeith
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What you'll see


Towns & Villages

The town of Penicuik, is the largest of the Midlothian towns with around 16,000 residents.

Roslin Glen Country Park - Roslin

Parks & Gardens

Roslin Glen Country Park, a place with a rich industrial and cultural heritage. Explore the natural Esk Valley on a number of walks spotting wildlife


Towns & Villages

Dalkeith a town in Midlothian, Scotland, situated near the River Esk.