Walking the Pentland Hills is a delightful outing throughout the year. Â If you think it’s alwaysÂ about hiking boots, a compass and several miles of terrain, then think again. Â Elspeth Anderson takesÂ a poetic – if damp – Sunday afternoon stroll in spring…
Corstorphine Hill is a name of significance for all walkers and hillwalkers, being an early case taken up by the â€œAssociation for the Protection of Public Rights of Roadway in and around Edinburghâ€. Continue reading Walk – Corstorphine Hill, Edinburgh
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 orÂ 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.
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. Continue reading Walk – The Hermitage and Blackford Hill, Edinburgh
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.
As the film â€˜Sunshine on Leithâ€™ has opened in cinemas this month, it seemed like a good idea to head down to Edinburghâ€™s port for a walk. If you havenâ€™t been to Leith for a while youâ€™re in for a surprise; there have been plenty of changes over the past decade.