5 Best Dog Walks in Midlothian

Whether your dog loves a woodland wander, historic adventure, a splash and dash or a picturesque plod you're sure to find the best dog walk for them in Midlothian. Come and experience the best of Midlothian with your furry companion in tow at one – or all – of these popular dog walking spots.

Which of our 5 best dog walks in Midlothian is you favourite?


Dalkeith Country Park

Dalkeith Country Park

Less than a five minute drive from the Edinburgh City By-pass is Dalkeith Country Park. With 1,000 acres to explore and six waymarked walking trails you won’t be stuck for somewhere new to explore every time you visit. Don’t forget to stop by the wonderful Restoration Yard post-walk to treat your pup to a doggy ice cream or special liver cake from The Larder.


Vogrie House and Country Park

Vogrie Country Park

Another dog walking haven is Vogrie House and Country Park. With 11.5 miles of signed paths through woodlands and the Tyne Valley  there is no shortage of picturesque routes to take. Vogrie is also home to its own Tree Top Café, serving a large selection of hot and cold drinks, freshly made food and a delicious range of cakes - and it's dog friendly!


Roslin Glen

Dog Walks at Roslin Glen

If you're looking to take your four legged friend on a historical adventure amongst romantic ruins then Roslin Glen is where you should go. Start from the 15th century Rosslyn Chapel, follow the path from the chapel down to Roslin Castle, and then head down riverside paths along the River North Esk in either direction to enjoy the wildlife and peaceful setting.


Lord Ancrum's Wood

Lord Ancrum's Wood

Sitting on the edge of Newbattle Abbey College is Lord Ancrum’s Wood. This ancient woodland is a green and lucious space that your dog will love to explore nose first. Running through the woodland is the South Esk River, perfect for a doggy paddle on a hot summers day. Lord Ancrum's Wood sits on the edge of Newbattle Abbey College, simply cross the bridge and let the adventure begin.


The Pentland Hills

explore the pentland hills

Last but by no means least of our 5 best dog walks in Midlothian are the Pentland hills. There are an abundance of circular routes you can take over, around and through the Pentland's. Whether you're looking for a day-out in the Scottish countryside with your pup or would prefer a leisurely afternoon stroll with stunning views, your sure to find the one for you. We recommend the Glencorse route as it's a nice easy one to do. Head along one path, up a wee slope and a good dose of fresh air is guaranteed. Pop by Penicuik Storehouse for some great coffee,cake and provisions.