Sunday, 27 October 2019
Start time: 10:00
(Estimated finish time: 14:00)
Leisurely 7.3 miles / 11.8 km
Explore leafy green Edinburgh with Ben Dolphin, Ramblers Scotland’s president, journalist, blogger, countryside ranger at Mar Lodge and Walkhighlands columnist. https://twitter.com/countrysideben
If you have never walked with the Ramblers before then this is a fabulous opportunity to try a walk with us, meet new people and perhaps discover green corridors you didn’t know existed in and around the city. This is a free opportunity for non members to explore walking with the Ramblers and all are welcome.
To register your interest in attending please email firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday 24 October. Ramblers members are also very welcome, numbers will be limited so book early. Please state your membership number in the email.
"I spent seven years in Edinburgh, and a walk along the Water of Leith into the city centre was one of my favourite weekend walks, because I loved how you could walk right through the city without worrying about traffic. And I really loved how it was so green! This Sunday walk will retrace those steps along the Water of Leith walkway as it snakes its way unseen through the Edinburgh suburbs, past Murrayfield Stadium and Dean Village, before leaving the walkway to stroll through the famous Botanic Gardens. From there we’ll follow the route of a historic railway track and tunnel towards the city centre, before making our way to the finish atop Calton Hill, where we can take in one of the finest city views in Europe."
Exact location not specified
Start time: 10:00
This is a linear walk
This is a linear walk from Slateford to the city centre. Lothian Buses 34 and 44 go right past the starting point on the Water of Leith, plus you have Slateford railway station just 200m away. The walk finishes in the city centre on top of Calton Hill, which is just five minutes from Princes St, and from where you can get buses or trains to pretty much anywhere you want to go. The route is on good surfaces throughout, with some pavement and roadside walking in the city centre. The walk is gentle in gradient, but it finishes a bit more steeply with a long flight of steps up to Calton Hill. Bring lunch & refreshments with you.
Give us a try!
This is one of hundreds of Ramblers group walks for all ages and abilities every week - all led by our experienced walk leaders.
You’re welcome to join us on any of our walks to see if the Ramblers is for you. Then, once you’ve enjoyed the views, fun, exhilaration and good company, it’s just a case of becoming a member.
Do make sure you're fit enough and have the right footwear and clothing for the walk you want to do, though. You can contact the group or leader if in doubt.