When you want to escape the crowds and the noise from the city, the Water of Leith walkway is what you need. The walkway starts at Balerno and finishes at the Firth of Forth at Leith. Altogether it covers approximately 12 miles of the whole river. You can either stroll or cycle along the river, even though the path is sometimes bumpy. Signs have been installed so that you can follow the river on its way to Leith.
Beginning with the trail at Brandon Terrace, near the Royal Botanic Garden, you pass rows of houses and gardens. They are an example of housing typical for Edinburgh. Following the path, it leads you through a versatile and idyllic scenery. Before finishing in Dean Village’s Miller Row, the environment changes and feels like walking through a gorge.
Before starting your tour along the river, you definitely should check their website. They do not only offer an audio guide there which you should download prior to your walk, but as well additional videos and news about possible construction works. The audio guide is a perfect complement to your walk. It reveals many fascinating facts about the scenery and its history.
Insider Tip: Check additional information on their website. Download the audio files prior to your walk.