Blackford and Braid Hills
- Blackford and Braid Hills
- Cockenzie to Aberlady
- Dalkeith Country Park
- Dryden Tower Circuit
- Dunbar cliff-top trail
- Dunbar to Dunglass
- East Linton to Hailes Castle
- Edinburgh city centre to Royal Botanic Garden
- Edinburgh Old Town
- Fala Flow
- Fisherrow to Cockenzie
- Gifford Community Path Network
- Gladhouse Reservoir Circuit
- Gore Glen Woodland Park
- Hill End Trail
- Holyrood Park and Arthur's Seat
- Mount Lothian
- Newtongrange Mining Museum Town Trail
- Nine Mile Burn - West Kip - Nine Mile Burn
- North Berwick Law
- North Esk Reservoir
- Pencaitland and Ormiston Community Path Network
- Penicuik to Musselburgh Cycleway
- Pentland Peaks
- River Esk
- Rosewell to Roslin Glen Circuit
- Roslin and the North Esk Valley
- Roslin Glen
- Stobshiel - Lammer Law - Longyester
- Vogrie Country Park: Tyne Valley Path
- Vogrie: Blinkbonny Circuit
This 7 km walk starts off in Morningside and follows the perimeter of Braid Hills golf course which offers spectacular views acorss Edinburgh's city centre.
Distance: 7 km
Approximate time: 02:30 (hrs:mins)
Height gain: 250 metres
OS Map: Explorer 350 Edinburgh
The Blackford and Braid Hills walk leaves Morningside and walks down beside the river running through the Hermitage of Braid. It passes a visitor centre, which is an old house set in the heart of the Hermitage. The sides of the 'valley' become increasingly high as the walk passes to the South of Blackford Hill. The route then climbs steeply on the Howe Dean Path, to Liberton, then follows the perimeter of Braid Hills golf course, with excellent view north to Edinburgh's city centre. After a long steady climb, the highest summit of the Braid Hills are reached. There are excellent 360 degree views. After a sudden and steep decent, the walk finishes with a short road walk through Morningside, back to the start, passing the Braid Hills Hotel.
There is very limited parking on the road at the walk's start. Take care not to obstruct the entrance to the Hermitage. If there is no space, continue south uphill and park in the residential area or at the Braid Hills Hotel.
Lothian Buses 5, 11, 15, 15A, 16, 17, 23, 38, 41 all service the Morningside area. Tel: 0131 555 6363 www.lothianbuses.co.uk
The Hermitage of Braid has a Visitor Centre which is open at odd times of the day (Mon-Thu: 9-5 Fri: 9-4 Sun: 12-5).
Morningside has a wide variety of shops, pubs and restaurants.Golf driving range and golf course nearby.
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