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Ghosts, ghouls and goblins dare Edinburgh to take part in the Kiltwalk

Posted: 30th July 2019

Edinburgh Dungeons teams up with Kiltwalk to get Edinburgh walking in September

Characters from the Edinburgh Dungeons are scaring people to sign up to the capital’s biggest ever Kiltwalk.

Characters Burke and Hare, who have tormented visitors from across the world for hundreds of years, are daring the people of Edinburgh to take part in the charity walking event, held on Sunday 15 September.

The army of villains, rogues and scoundrels have warned those who ignore their threats, that it will be at their own peril.

This year’s event is set to be Edinburgh’s biggest ever Kiltwalk, with more than 3,000 walkers already committed to the cause. Each walker’s charitable fundraising will be boosted by philanthropist and entrepreneur, Sir Tom Hunter, who will once again top-up all funds raised by 40%. This means that for every £1 raised, £1.40 goes to charity.

Walkers can choose from three distances; the 24-mile Mighty Stride, which runs from Holyrood to BT Murrayfield, the 15-mile Big Stroll, which sets off from Fisherrow Links, or the five-mile Wee Wander, which is perfect for the whole family.

Susanne Morrison, Head of Marketing at Kiltwalk, said: “You heard them – the people of Edinburgh better get their walking boots on, or they’re in for a scary surprise!

“We’re so proud of all our walkers this year. We’ve seen more people take on the Kiltwalk than ever before at this year’s Glasgow and Aberdeen events, and we are counting on the people of Edinburgh to continue that winning streak. Come on, Edinburgh, you can do it!”

For more information on the Kiltwalk, and to sign up to the Edinburgh event, visit

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