Summer Walks and Visits

Each summer the OEC organises a programme of walks and visits open to members. Each event is typically run twice. These prove popular and given that places are inevitably limited, it pays to book early. 

We welcome suggestions for future walks and visits. Please contact

If you are not a member, why not join the OEC?

Watch out for details of our 2024 programme

Our walks and visits in 2023 featured: 

  • Abbeyhill and Lochend, led by Hetty Lancaster
  • ‘Leith Railways by Tram’, led by Andrew Boyd
  • Mansfield Traquair Centre, led by a Centre volunteer

In 2022 we enjoyed:

  • ‘The visit of King George IV to Edinburgh in 1822’, led by Eric Melvin
  • The Old Town Printing Heritage, led by Helen Williams
  • Port Hopetoun Union Canal Walk, by Graham Cruickshank