Water of Leith - Balerno - Stockbridge

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This sheltered walk is ideal for windy days (you can still make wistful glances towards the Pentland Hills) and traverses the route of the Water of Leith as it cuts a swathe from the suburban village of Balerno, through an old railway tunnel and Central Edinburgh to the old Port of Leith. The described section finishes at the cosmopolitan area of Stockbridge amd Raeburn Place.

The route is generally well-signposted. Access to bus routes is never far away, should weather or time necessitate cutting short the walk. This walk through history to the present occasionally requires you to divert to permit maintenance of the paths and Edinburgh's Golden Tramway, appropriately signed with 'gold' signs. Road-walking is avoided other than to cross a few, all well-signed.

Scotland - Central Scotland - Edinburgh - Town or city


Ancient Monument, Birds, Cafe, Church, Industrial Archaeology, Mostly Flat, Museum, Pub, River, Tea Shop, Wildlife, Woodland

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