JAN-APR 2023 – MEMBERS OUTDOOR PROGRAMME

muddy boots with Grassmarket Community Project

WELCOME TO OUR JAN-APR 23 MEMBERS OUTDOOR PROGRAMME

Everyone is welcome at The Grassmarket Community Project!
There are always FREE activities, workshops, events and so much more here within our community, including some great outdoor options for you to choose from. This is our Members-only programme BUT becoming a Member is also FREE and straightforward. Simply visit the Members page to find out more.

Once you’re a Member, you can book as many activities as you like from the programme below.

walking group meadows

Walking Group Meadows
Tue 10am-11am

Facilitated by Dennis and Janet

Walking as part of a group not only increases physical activity and contributes to our well-being, it also boosts our self-esteem and emotions. This is a great chance to clear your head, meet new people, and make friends.

You must book your place! See below for more about booking.

weekly herb garden group Grassmarket Community Project

Herb Garden
Wed 11am-1pm, 2-3.30pm

Facilitated by Trudi

We are based within Greyfriars Kirk & Cemetery and we take part in developing, maintaining and enjoying the multiple herb gardens  this site has to offer. Different gardening methods and skills are developed and practised.

You must book your place! See below for more about booking.

Walking with The Grassmarket Project

Monthly Long Walks (5-15 miles in and around Edinburgh)

Walking as part of a group increases physical activity and contributes to our well-being, it boosts our self-esteem and emotions. This is a great chance to clear your head, meet new people, and make friends. Walking is the single most affordable and effective treatment of and preventative medicine against virtually all common and more serious illnesses and conditions as mental ill health, stress, anxiety and depression.

Coming up…

Monthly Long Walk
John Muir Way – Sun 22 Jan from 9am

Meet at the Grassmarket Centre 9am
John Muir Way Bus and then walking from South Queensferry to Bo’Ness. [10 miles]
(weather may mean altering route or destination or end time)

Monthly Long Walk
River Almond Walkway – Sun 19 Feb from 10am

Meet at the Grassmarket Centre 10am
The River Almond Walkway

For more information, such as times and locations, please phone 0131 225 3626 (opt. 1) or email info@grassmarket.org.
You must book your place. Be advised that cancellations may occur due to poor weather.
See below for more about booking.

You must be a Grassmarket Community Project Member to participate in these activities. Join Now FREE. 

wild swimming with GCP

Wild Swimming (close to Edinburgh)

Fancy a swim outdoors? Join Alex, GCP volunteer and stellar swimmer, for wild swimming. You will be provided with a warm changing robe and wet shoes. We also light a fire and enjoy some hot tea and coffee post-swim!

For more information, such as times and locations, please phone 0131 225 3626 (opt. 1) or email info@grassmarket.org.
You must book your place. Be advised that cancellations may occur due to poor weather.
See below for more about booking.

More about booking:

For outdoor activities you must book your place!
Cancellations may occur due to poor weather.

Q – How do I sign up for activities?
A – You can phone 0131 225 3626 (option 1) OR email info@grassmarket.org OR text 07860021262 and we’ll add you. You can also sign up in an activity or class and at reception. If you do not sign up, you cannot attend the class. Make sure your contact details and emergency contact details are correct.

Q- How do I sign up for lunch?
A – You can sign up for lunch when you book a class or phone before and let us know. You must do this before 11am on the day of the activity.

Q- What if I need to cancel?
A – We are aware that things may come up and you are no longer able to attend a group. We ask that you phone reception 0131 225 3626 or you can email info@grassmarket.org to let us know you are unable to make it. Thank you. 

Check out the rest of this season’s Members Programme

Take your pick and be sure to check booking details for each of the events and activities in the links below.
We look forward to seeing you soon!

Members In-Person activities >>
Members On-line activities >>
Extra Members events and support >>

Keep in touch

Weekly Activities Bulletin
Please keep an eye out for the Weekly Activities Bulletin every Friday, via email/text, to keep up-to-date on the activities running the next week. If you do not receive one via email and/or text, please contact info@grassmarket.org or call 0131 225 3626 (option 1) and we will get it sorted!

Complaints Procedure
If you ever have any complaints or feel as though you have been mistreated or discriminated against while at the Grassmarket Community Project, please reach out to our CEO, Jonny Kinross at: jonny@grassmarket.org.