A Walk in Bonaly Country Park

Walking the Pentland Hills is a delightful outing throughout the year.  If you think it’s always about hiking boots, a compass and several miles of terrain, then think again.  Elspeth Anderson takes a poetic – if damp – Sunday afternoon stroll in spring…

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Walk – Corstorphine Hill, Edinburgh

Corstorphine Hill is a name of significance for all walkers and hillwalkers, being an early case taken up by the “Association for the Protection of Public Rights of Roadway in and around Edinburgh”. Read the rest of this entry »

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Walking the Bridge

The Victorians certainly knew how to build a bridge! The fabulous red steel zig zags of the Forth rail bridge glowing in the afternoon sunshine never cease to take the breath away. The views from the road bridge or the train are fantastic, but with this walk you can take your time to stop and gaze over the bridge in its estuary setting and form your own conclusions about the third crossing.

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Walk – The Hermitage and Blackford Hill, Edinburgh

From Blackford Hill in Edinburgh you can walk half a mile with small children and feed the ducks in Blackford Pond or you can go for a strenuous 3-mile run. Here is an interesting and varied walk. As it is a figure of 8, you can join in anywhere, do half only, as you like. Read the rest of this entry »

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Autumn Colours in the Pentland Woods

Sunday was an exceptionally clear, bright autumn day and the Pentland Hills beckoned. We packed a picnic and took off to catch a bus on Princes Street with plans to enjoy a bracing walk along the hill tops. However, it soon became clear that while the clarity of the air was exceptional, the westerly wind was extremely strong, and a high level walk began to look less appealing.

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A Walk in the Leith Sunshine

As the film ‘Sunshine on Leith’ has opened in cinemas this month, it seemed like a good idea to head down to Edinburgh’s port for a walk. If you haven’t been to Leith for a while you’re in for a surprise; there have been plenty of changes over the past decade.

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