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    Go for a walk

    Couldnít find an old thread about places to go for a walk so thought Iíd put this up.
    At this time of year many people are looking for a place to let them get out the house for an hour or two.
    My suggestion is to visit the Innocent railway and walk through the big tunnel. You can start at Parkside Street and walk all the way to Duddingston or do it in reverse. The tunnel is at the Parkside end of the walkway.


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    I always like to go to Linlithgow and walk round the loch.

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    Just about to go along the water of Leith walkway Roseburn to Stockbridge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patch1875 View Post
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    Just about to go along the water of Leith walkway Roseburn to Stockbridge.
    It's a lovely walk, but I don't think I've ever done it without a diversion or 2 along the way and a notice about work being required to make the section safe.

    I'm out of the capital at the moment, but maybe a Lomond hill walk tomorrow.
    Mon the Hibs.

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    It's a lovely walk, but I don't think I've ever done it without a diversion or 2 along the way and a notice about work being required to make the section safe.

    I'm out of the capital at the moment, but maybe a Lomond hill walk tomorrow.

    Itís still like that and has been for about 3 years thereís a diversion through the houses.

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    Itís still like that and has been for about 3 years thereís a diversion through the houses.
    We should start encouraging a few tourists to walk the route and it will be sorted in no time.
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    We should start encouraging a few tourists to walk the route and it will be sorted in no time.
    There was plenty today seems people ignore the signs and walk it anyway.

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    Couldnít find an old thread about places to go for a walk so thought Iíd put this up.
    At this time of year many people are looking for a place to let them get out the house for an hour or two.
    My suggestion is to visit the Innocent railway and walk through the big tunnel. You can start at Parkside Street and walk all the way to Duddingston or do it in reverse. The tunnel is at the Parkside end of the walkway.
    Continue that walk past Jewel and down Brunstane, path takes you back off Jewel and Esk college and onto Musselburgh

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    The last couple of years we've gone "Christmas egg hunting". We live next to a golf course and on boxing day it's always empty. A 2 hour walk in the fresh air in a pleasant landscape and 143 golf balls as loot to boot. The boy loves it and it's a great opportunity to get him back outside after the lazy Christmas indulgences.

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    I always like to go to Linlithgow and walk round the loch.
    Done this last year to get the wife into labour, worked a treat

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    The Dalmeny estate near the River Almond through to South Queensferry is a favourite of mine, very pleasant indeed. Nearby Cammo estate is also a good walkabout and visit.

    Another good un is starting at Cramond car park beside the Cramond Inn through the wooded walk along the river ending up at the Miller and Carter steakhouse and back again.

    Easy going very pleasant walks that don't include many hills or difficult testing ground.
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    A crisp morning up Blackford Hill is always a winner.

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    Round Arthur's Seat or along Porty beach were my two walks. Now it's round the Dean Park or Troon for the beach.

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    Newhailes estate or Musselburgh lagoons with the dog.

    It's even better if you have a well-behaved dog

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    Couldnít find an old thread about places to go for a walk so thought Iíd put this up.
    At this time of year many people are looking for a place to let them get out the house for an hour or two.
    My suggestion is to visit the Innocent railway and walk through the big tunnel. You can start at Parkside Street and walk all the way to Duddingston or do it in reverse. The tunnel is at the Parkside end of the walkway.
    An excellent cycle path, but not sure it's a great walk tbh. The path that follows the road thru the park following pretty much the same route is nicer, you can see the view for a start!

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    We walked from Edinburgh to Falkirk along the canal this summer.
    Not all in one day!
    We planned it to link with West Lothian bus routes which we are now experts on!
    Highly recommended.

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    Weather looks good tomorrow - think I'll go a walk. Might take the bus up to the pentlands or just do the water of Leith route out to Currie (done that earlier in the year already).
    Mon the Hibs.

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    I like walking (itís the only thing close to a sport that Iím good at!)

    I stay near Blackford Hills and been up it twice! Also fancy a wee walk up Arthurís seat. Iíve only got trainers though, so I need better shoes for this sort of activity?

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    Does anyone know of any walks where dogs need to be kept on leads? Iím aware the nature reserve at Aberlady Bay is like that at certain times of year but donít know anywhere else. I love walks like that but I have a major phobia of dogs so most places are out, particularly when Iím on my own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LustForLeith View Post
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    I like walking (itís the only thing close to a sport that Iím good at!)

    I stay near Blackford Hills and been up it twice! Also fancy a wee walk up Arthurís seat. Iíve only got trainers though, so I need better shoes for this sort of activity?
    Decent walking boots are much better for going up hills, especially in the winter when it gets wet and muddy. Iíve been up Arthurís Seat in trainers (after a night out at Moray House!) but I enjoyed it more when I did it in boots.

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    [QUOTE=danhibees1875;5643261]Weather looks good tomorrow - think I'll go a walk. Might take the bus up to the pentlands or just do the water of Leith route out to Currie (done that earlier in the year already).[/QUOTE)

    I frequently begin that one at Colinton Park to Currie and back again stopping off at Juniper Green for a coffee in the cafe there on the return journey. Nice one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tornadoes70 View Post
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    I frequently begin that one at Colinton Park to Currie and back again stopping off at Juniper Green for a coffee in the cafe there on the return journey. Nice one.
    Sounds good.

    Think I'll probably just go up Arthurs seat - not done that for a while.
    Mon the Hibs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danhibees1875 View Post
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    Sounds good.

    Think I'll probably just go up Arthurs seat - not done that for a while.
    Have a good one mate always nice up there, great view too at the top as you'll know only too well. Weather's looking not too bad at all for it.


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    Before I started playing walking football I used to go for walks up the hills around Gala now and again for a bit of exercise Ö chuck a couple of pieces and a flask of tea into a backpack and disappear for a few hours, very enjoyable

    Back in the day when I had dogs if we lost a derby or a big game I would take them up the hills for hours to ease my depression Ö worked every time

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    Quote Originally Posted by NAE NOOKIE View Post
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    Before I started playing walking football I used to go for walks up the hills around Gala now and again for a bit of exercise … chuck a couple of pieces and a flask of tea into a backpack and disappear for a few hours, very enjoyable

    Back in the day when I had dogs if we lost a derby or a big game I would take them up the hills for hours to ease my depression … worked every time
    https://www.meetup.com/topics/walkers/gb/u8/edinburgh/

    Walking can alleviate depression as being outdoors coupled with light exercise is a good way to begin the journey of feeling better. The link above is for those who may enjoy walking in company with like minded folk. I've never joined one myself as I prefer to walk at my own pace with my companion but I've heard good things from those who have. Anyone can join so I was led to believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NAE NOOKIE View Post
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    Before I started playing walking football I used to go for walks up the hills around Gala now and again for a bit of exercise Ö chuck a couple of pieces and a flask of tea into a backpack and disappear for a few hours, very enjoyable

    Back in the day when I had dogs if we lost a derby or a big game I would take them up the hills for hours to ease my depression Ö worked every time
    You must have done a lot walking 😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by LustForLeith View Post
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    You must have done a lot walking 😂
    Quite often Yair Bridge car park up to the 'three brethren' Ö. a fair jog as anyone who knows the area will tell you

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    Quote Originally Posted by NAE NOOKIE View Post
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    Quite often Yair Bridge car park up to the 'three brethren' Ö. a fair jog as anyone who knows the area will tell you
    Used to do Yarrowford up to the Three Brethren then onto Minch Moor and back to complete the circle back in the day. Was fitter then.

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    About as busy at the top as I've seen it but a lovely walk up Arthurs seat today - beautiful clear sky with perfect views down to Easter road.
    Mon the Hibs.

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