Picnic in the park

To mark the start of Carers’ Week 2016, we invite you to join us for this year’s sponsored walk and picnic in the park at the beautiful Dalkeith Country Park.

The VOCAL Big Walk 2016

  • Choose your distance: 2mile, 4.5 mile or 7 mile walks or provide support as a volunteer
  • 7 mile walk – 10.30am start, please arrive 5-10 minutes prior to register before starting the walk.
  • 2 and 4 mile walks – start between 11.30am & 11.45am, please arrive 5-10 minutes prior and register before starting walk.
  • A pack will be issued at registration and will contain a route map & directions, badge to identify you as a participant and contact numbers for walk organisers etc.
  • Raise as much money as you can by getting your friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you!
  • Followed by ‘Picnic in the Park’ – all carers and families welcome.

Picnic in the park – from 12.30pm

Join us for a relaxed, fun and family friendly picnic:

  • bring your own picnic and blanket (we will provide the lovely grassy areas to sit on!)
  • meet other carers, relax and have a bite to eat
  • enjoy the beautiful setting of the country park
  • guess the name of the teddy and
  • win some fantastic prizes in the raffle and tombola!

To to register for the walk or as a support volunteer:


How to get to Dalkeith Country Park

By car
You can easily get to Dalkeith Estate from Edinburgh city bypass. At the Sherriffhall roundabout follow A68 (Jedburgh) route to the Centre of Dalkeith, from where the Park is signposted.
If using a Sat Nav then enter postcode for main entrance which is EH22 2NA.

By bus
Take the number 3, 3A from Edinburgh to Dalkeith and get off at Morrison’s in central Dalkeith. Services are fast and frequent. Alternatively you can also get a 49 to central Dalkeith from Edinburgh. Visit Lothian Buses for timetable information. The estate is at the east end of Dalkeith High Street.

Access and Car Facilities
Dalkeith Country Park tries to ensure that all facilities are accessible to as wide a range of visitors as possible. There is ample parking outside the park but there is also parking available within the park for those with special mobility requirements. The toilets have full access. The nature of the land means that some of the walk trails are not suitable for wheelchair users, for children’s buggies or for visitors with walking difficulties. However, there are plenty of walks that are!