Water of Leith Walkway

6 Jan

Reasons to Love Scotland

water of leith walkway signThe Water of Leith Walkway snakes through Edinburgh unbeknown to many of its residents, let alone visitors. Unsurprisingly, it runs alongside the Water of Leith, the city’s main river which flows from the foot of the Pentland Hills to the beautiful Shore area of town, where it joins the Firth of Forth.

Tucked in among the luscious greenery of Edinburgh, the Water of Leith isn’t a wide river, nor is it long but, rumour has it, is home to a fair few fish and is a favourite among water birds.

In its entirety, the Water of Leith Walkway runs just over 12 miles. Personally, my favourite stretch of the path is the Stockbridge to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art route taking in the gorgeous Dean Village along the way.

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Soon after joining the path in Stockbridge, you’ll come across St Bernard’s Well, a temple-like, 18th century structure…

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One Response to “Water of Leith Walkway”

  1. julespaige January 6, 2013 at 22:09 #

    Thank you for re-blogging interesting posts. I have a little river that is at the end of my suburban property. I enjoy the wildlife I get to see because of my home’s location.

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