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We are the Glasgow Ramblers. If you enjoy walking or want to give it a try come and join us.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking
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Overview

Arriving at Haymarket Train Station we will bus  the short distance to the Water of Leith Visitor Centre in Slateford to join the Water of Leith Walkway.  Following the second half of The Walkway we will pass Saughton Park, Murrayfield Stadium, Dean Village, St Bernard’s Well, Stockbridge, Cannonmills and Bonnington. The official end of the Walkway is Victoria Bridge in Leith. The historic swing bridge is currently being restored, we will walk past it and finish the walk at Ocean Terminal where there are buses, and the tram, back to the city centre. If you have the energy the Christmas Markets will be in full swing, events and attractions in Princes Street Gardens, St Andrew Square, George Street West and Castle Street. Alternatively the new Scottish galleries at the National in Princes is worth a visit.

We will stop for a coffee break when we arrive at the Visitor Centre, and a picnic lunch stop close to the Modern Art Gallery which is about half way.

It is a straightforward, flat 8 miles or so on good paths, some city pavement walking. Parts of the walkway can get quite muddy after heavy rainfall, walking shoes/boots recommended.

 

Saturday, 9 December 2023
Meeting time:
9:00 am
Start time:
10:30 am
Estimated finish time:
3:15 pm
Difficulty:
Leisurely
Distance:
13.7km / 8.5mi
Ascent:
N/A
Type:
linear

Please purchase a return ticket from Glasgow Queen Street Station to Edinburgh Waverley and be ready to catch the 9.15 Edinburgh train. We will alight at Haymarket and take the number 44 bus to the Water of Leith Visitor Centre. The city bus journey takes about 12 minutes and the buses run every 10 minutes. 

There are a number of toilets along the walkway or very close by.

Features

  • Toilets available
  • Accessible by public transport

Meeting point

Grid reference:
NS 59206 65515
Nearest postcode:
G1 2AF
what3words:
timing.linked.shall
Meeting time:
9:00 am

Glasgow Queen Street Station beside the travel centre / ticket office.

Starting point

Grid reference:
NT 22160 70740
Nearest postcode:
EH14 1TQ
what3words:
when.cloak.aware
Start time:
10:30 am

Water of Leith Visitor Centre

Finishing point

Grid reference:
NT 26930 75987
Nearest postcode:
EH6 5LA
what3words:
fever.woven.clips
Estimated finish time:
3:15 pm

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking