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24 Lanark Road, Edinburgh EH14 1TQ, Scotland
+44 131 455 7367
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 1 February 2016

This is a wonderful well looked after path that stretches from Balerno to the docks in Leith covering just under thirteen miles walking besides the gently flowing Water of Leith as it twists its way through steep valleys past Currie, Juniper Green, through Colinton Dell...More

6  Thank revcole7
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 8 May 2014

We began our walk in Leith and walked along the Water of Leith Walkway all the way back to Edinburgh Castle. This was a very easy walk with lots to see along the way, so it didn’t feel like you were just walking endlessly. There...More

2  Thank margaritasinmexi
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a bus from city centre to Stockbridge, then did the Water of Leith walkway. It was an easy and lovely walk.

Thank Betty P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walk along Water of Leith is cool, nice and refreshing. You can't imagine being in the city when enjoying it !

Thank nles01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though parts were blocked for workmen doing things, we walked it twice and found new things to photogragh and muddle over each time. The interaction with walkers, cyclists, families, dogs is all wonderful. It is wheelchair friendly. And it gets up your 10,000 steps...More

Thank RetiredWazza
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this by accident last time we were in Edinburgh. This visit we stayed in Leith so we could walk from that end. Sadly there were works going on & we had to keep leaving the path & trying to find our way back...More

Thank Konie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very pleasant and quite romantic walkway (even though a stretch of it was closed due to landslides). Some beautiful scenery and interesting history along the way.

Thank salarsson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of my favorites of Edinburgh. Somethin amazing to do on your day off. Start in the morning at Dean Village, and stop in the Sunday Stockbridge market for a little lunch, then head down the walkway to the Shore. Amazing walk, you will find...More

Thank sissi1790
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

We visited the Waters of Leith walkway in May and it was truly magical! As an amateur photographer, I got some great shots and videos. Close to new town of Edinburgh, enchanting village of Dean, museums and more.

Thank Gina K
Reviewed 9 October 2018

This place is not far from the center and it is a piece of peace. Great place to take a short walk. It is on the way to Dean village. Is free of charge. You will definitely find it, it is marked with a table....More

Thank 265angie
Reviewed 7 October 2018

You need to get a local map to find it or ask at the tourist information booths. Go on a dry weather day if you can. It is so quiet when compared to the City Centre. Also, nice to walk around Leith.

Thank Keith4335
Reviewed 7 October 2018

This is so close to the town and yet so peaceful and charming. A great place to take a stroll and enjoy the scenery along the waterway.

Thank Charlene A
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Alhanouf A
9 May 2018|
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Response from LadyCrawford3 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, from where you are going to stay, the best route is from Modern Gallery on Belford Road, if you join here you can walk along to Stockbridge which is a lovely little village within the town. This isn't a particularly... More
2 August 2017|
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Response from Jacqui T | Reviewed this property |
The stretch from the Modern Art gallery to Dean village is not too long and very pretty and then you can go back into the city quite easily!
Laura C
11 April 2017|
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Response from niallgrant | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is. The walkway ends in Leith (next to a multitude of bars and restaurants) and you can access the city centre at Haymarket or Stockbridge. Both are a short walk into the city and signposted