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The Category City of Edinburgh is a subset of Midlothian.


The following City of Edinburgh Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

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! Midlothian KEY

The Category Midlothian is a subset of Central Scotland.

*City of Edinburgh Council

Access to details of Edinburgh's walking routes and paths, walking projects, parks and green spaces, and so on.

*Dalkeith Country Park
Size (acreage)1000

'As you stroll beneath the oaks in the rambling Country Park, you may find it difficult to believe you are only five miles from the centre of Scotland’s capital city.'

*Edinburgh Young Walkers

'A walking group for people in their 20s and 30s based in Edinburgh.'

*Midlothian Council

'Midlothian has a great variety of landscapes, from the upland ranges of the Pentland and Moorfoot Hills to rolling farmland, woodland and river valleys. Why not explore the wooded Esk Valley at Roslin Glen, or take a stroll through the Victorian parkland at Vogrie Country Park? ...'

*Midlothian Outdoor Festival

Usually held Early August.

*Pentland Hills Regional Park

'There are over 100km of signposted routes available across the hills enjoyed by over 600, 000 visitors annually. We aim to provide, where possible or appropriate, multi-use paths that can accommodate the varying means by which people enjoy the hills. Making good use of paths too, will ensure the visitor can minimise erosion and disturbance to wildlife and land management around the park.'

*Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Size (acreage)70

'Comprising 70 acres of stunning scenery, just a stone's throw from the city centre, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) captures the imagination of everyone who visits: from the knowledgeable gardener to the curious sightseer ... Admission to the Garden is Free.'

*Sunday Brunch Club Edinburgh Hillwalking Group

'We walk at least once a month usually on the 3rd Sunday of each month. Our Sunday walks usually last all day (including driving to the walk and drink/bite to eat afterwards).'

*Visit Scotland - Edinburgh & The Lothians

'The breathtaking countryside of Edinburgh & The Lothians, with its tranquil woodlands and fabulous historical attractions, provides the perfect setting to enjoy a relaxing walk in the great outdoors.'

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*Vogrie Country Park

'There are 11.5 miles of signed countryside paths through woodlands and the Tyne Valley. Further information is shown on information panels in the park or by downloading the map or leaflet ...'

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Midlothian Council

*Walkhighlands - City of Edinburgh

'Scotland's capital city is perhaps the finest place in the UK for urban exploration on foot. The heart of the city, a World Heritage Site, is packed with attractions, fascinating buildings and a remarkable history ...'

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CAMRA London & Edinburgh Pub Walks

'ViewRanger, the UK's leading smartphone Outdoors GPS App and CAMRA Campaign for Real Ale have worked together so you can install routes from the popular London & Edinburgh Pub Walks books onto your mobile. The ViewRanger Open edition app is FREE to install from your app store and each route costs just 60p (40 credits) to install.'

Corstorphine Hill Walks

'The "woods" is the local name for the hill, the almost total tree-cover of its upper parts indicated by the darker green on the map. It is criss-crossed by numerous formal tracks and informal paths ... However there are as yet no signs or way-markings through the woods, so finding one's way is a case of map-reading or being on a guided tour.'

Edinburgh World Heritage Trails

'Follow our walking trails of the World Heritage Site and discover the hidden gems of the Old and New Towns.'

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Edinburgh World Heritage

Edinburgh's Core Paths Plan

Core Paths will form the basic system of paths around the City of Edinburgh area and will: [1] Link into and support a wider network of local paths - - - : [2] Connect with paths in adjoining local authority areas - - - : [3] Provide a basis for promoting off road access.

Holyrood Park Self Guided Walks

'Holyrood Park is a rare example of unimproved grassland.  Effectively unchanged since its enclosure as a Royal Park in the 16th century, it is rich in plant species and also provides a home to a variety of important invertebrate, amphibian, mammal and bird species. To find such a wildlife haven in the heart of a capital city is remarkable.'

Innocent Railway Path
Distance (miles)5

'Runs from the Newington/St Leonard's area under Holyrood Park via Duddingston and Craigmillar to Brunstane in the East of the city. It is one of Edinburgh's extensive off-road pedestrian cycleways and part of the UK-wide, National Cycle Network's Route 1 (NCN1).'

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Midlothian Core Paths Plan

Other Pages in the Website section “Walks, cycleways and riding routes” are [1] Access to the countryside - - - : [2] Walks, cycleways and riding routes - - - : [4] Public Rights of Way - - - : [5] Midlothian Access Forum.

Pentland Peaks Walk
Distance (miles)11

'Routes up Scald Law, Carnethy, Allermuir & neighbours.'

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Steven Fallon

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Portobello Architecture Heritage Trail

Access to PDF of Architecture Heritage Trail Leaflet which 'has been published by the Trust in cooperation with Portobello Amenity Society to increase local knowledge and appreciation of Portobello's history and architecture'.

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Portobello Heritage Trust

Water of Leith Walkway
Distance (miles)13

'Explore Edinburgh’s hidden natural asset, the Water of Leith. Flowing for 24 miles from its source in the Pentland Hills, the river winds its way through the heart of our capital to its outflow into the Firth of Forth at Leith.'

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