Blackford and Braid Hills

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The walk leaves Morningside and walks down beside the river running through the Hermitage of Braid. It passes a visitor centre, which is an old house set in the heart of the Hermitage. The sides of the 'valley' become increasingly high as the walk passes to the south of Blackford Hill. The route then climbs steeply on the Howe Dean Path to Liberton, then follows the perimeter of Braid Hills Golf Course, with excellent views north to Edinburgh's city centre. After a long steady climb, the highest summit of the Braid Hills is reached and there are excellent 360-degree views. After a sudden and steep descent, the walk finishes with a short road-walk through Morningside back to the start, passing the Braid Hills Hotel.

Scotland - Central Scotland - Edinburgh - Town or city


Ancient Monument, Cafe, Gift Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Moor, Pub, Public Transport, River, Stately Home, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland

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