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Penicuik House Trail Race

06 Oct 18

Penicuik House Trail Race has now closed and you will not be able to sign-up for it. Please check the Organiser's Description for any organiser updates.
This event is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.

Organiser's Description

Penicuik House Trail Race

Organised by Graham Flockhart in association with Penicuik Harriers and Penicuik Estate
This is a brand new race that takes place in the Penicuik House Estate, Penicuik

Saturday 6th October 2018 :: Start Time 10am
Distance 6miles   ::     Total Elevation 830ft

Registration is open between 8.30am and 9.45am for all runners to collect their numbers.

The Start and Finish are located at : Alderbank, Penicuik EH26 8LY. The entrance is at the South Kirk on the Peebles Road.

Nearest toilets are located at : to be confirmed....

Parking is available on the surrounding streets, not in Alderbank.

Map of Start/Finish area

Relive video of the route

  • Entry fee £10 (affiliated) or £12 (non affiliated)
  • Prize for First Male and First Female
  • Under UK Athletics Rules
  • Scottish Athletics Permit Event
  • Medal for all finishers

Please Note:

  • No Headphones/Earphones/iPods etc permitted during race, unless bone conducting
  • Post Race Coffee and cake (Donations for Penicuik House welcomed)
  • No fancy dress or those wishing to shake a charity bucket
  • Time limit 1h 45m
  • We are trying to be as Eco-friendly as possible to please 'Bring your own Cup' for tea and coffee

Maps of the race route or start?...

We are unable to offer refunds but we can offer transfers.

Race Organiser : Graham Flockhart (g.flockhart@hotmail.co.uk)

Race Assistant : Susie Maxwell (sooz@planetmaxwell.co.uk)

Race Description


This brand new, exciting 6 mile trail race starts and finishes at Alderbank in the Penicuik Estate. The route is on trail paths through woods and fields, all paths are uneven with trip hazards at every step. The race starts with a climb up South Bank Woods and along the ridge before reaching the heights of Ravensneuk Castle (remains) where you will be rewarded with stunning views of the Estate and the Pentland Hills.


You will then have a nice downhill with Hare Burn down below leading to the Low pond and open meadow before climbing up and under the Chinese bridge past the Water Willie Fountain and Well to the preserved ruin of Penicuik House.


The route then flattens out a bit as you run in front of the house and along to the bridge where you then climb up towards the Timpenay Gate with the the Knight's Law Tower on your right. The route then takes you left into the field and along past the Lost Garden before turning right up to the highest section in the race at the halfway point between two cottages. You will then follow a beautiful woodland trails before coming out at the Timpenay Gate car park (where there will be a water station) and then turning onto the Tower Path and through another section of wood. At the end of this section you will cross the driveway and then head down a steep tricky rocky descent back down to the River North Esk.


When reaching the river you will turn right keeping the river on your left and run along to the restored 280 year old Roman Bridge which you cross over. Once over the bridge you then take on the famous 'bridge climb' which is short and steep, at the top take a left and back the way you came for the final mile which is a fast downhill with excellent views of Penicuik and beyond.


The route is fully signed and marshalled, navigation is not necessary. All paths remain open to the public and although signage will warn them of the race taking place, you must be vigilant.





06 Sep 2018£10.00£12.00

*Discounted for members of any of SA EA WA

For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Dates and Status

Date: 06/10/2018

Status: Closed

Total Places: 50

Places Available: ??



Susie Maxwell



Alderbank (By the South Kirk) Penicuik Estate Penicuik EH26 8LY