Age 16 & over
Immerse yourself in the landscapes of the Pentland Hills with its rolling hills, tranquil burns, lush moorlands and expansive views over Edinburgh, the Forth Bridges, Fife and the Borders.
This challenge has been created for individuals and teams to test themselves, stretch horizons and exceed expectations.
This event is part of Artemis Pentland Peaks Challenge .
This is a proper challenge so you'll need to be prepared for the great outdoors:
The event will start and finish at Cockdurno farm, less than 1 mile from Balerno, Edinburgh.
It takes approx. 30 minutes by car from central Edinburgh.
Lothian Buses runs the No.44 bus from central Edinburgh to Balerno. Check with Lothian Buses for up to date timetable.
There are buses from central Edinburgh to Balerno, which is a 1 mile walk from the event hub at Cockdurno.
It is recommended that you also bring your own snacks or gels to keep you going along the route.
The event will raise funds for two fantastic charities, Mary’s Meals and the John Muir Trust. Every penny raised will go to the charities as the Artemis Charitable Foundation is covering the event costs.
The inaugural Artemis Pentland Peaks Challenge in 2022 raised over £100,000 for charity.
Dedicated to protecting the UK's wild places
The John Muir Trust is a UK-wide membership-based conservation charity dedicated to wild places and the people who enjoy them and live around them. Working alongside others to repair and rewild damaged ecosystems and encourage people to experience wildness at first hand.
A global school feeding programme
Mary’s Meals is a global movement that sets up school feeding programmes in communities where poverty and hunger prevent children from gaining an education. The charity now feeds more than 2.4 million children every school day and it costs just £19.15/€22.00 to feed a child for a year.
All participants are asked to raise a minimum of £250 for the event charities, Mary’s Meals and the John Muir Trust. Every penny you raise will go to towards the fantastic work of these two charities.
Groups of 6 or more will receive a 20% discount on the registration fee. Get in touch for the groups discount code before registering.
16 or 17 year olds can take part if accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Thanks so much again for everything on this one – it really was fantastic, and amazing fun to do! Honestly I was very nervous indeed about actually managing it as for all sorts of reasons I’d not done anything like enough training, but it was an absolutely perfect level of do-able-ness for almost anyone. Euan M
Loved the start/ finish spot. Really amazing energy with the announcers etc. and all the food was delicious. The enthusiasm of the volunteers at the water-stops was amazing and really made a big difference to morale. I think the route and distance (for gold at least) was perfect. It was a serious challenge and felt like a real achievement finishing! Dylan W
Extremely well organised, support at water stops was incredible and the set up at the end was brilliant. Felt like you’d thought of everything, and looked after everyone so well. Angela D
Stuart and I had a fab time last weekend and we both absolutely loved the walk. It was perfect to have that Bronze level for people like us who aren’t usually walkers and don’t have hills on our doorstep. The length of it (plus those two steep climbs/descents) made it difficult enough to actually be a challenge, but not so unachievable as to be completely off-putting. Kirsty M