Dalkeith Country Park
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Adjacent to Dalkeith in Midlothian, this country park forms part of a working estate managed by Buccleuch Countryside Service, part of Scotland's historic past.
Distance: 2.9 km
Approximate time: 01:00 (hrs:mins)
Height gain: 0 metres
OS Map: Explorer 350 Edinburgh
The Dalkeith Country Park walk starts in the field near the adventure playground at the north end of Dalkeith High Street. Proceed north west for 0.5km until reaching the Montagu Bridge over the river North Esk. Built by Robert Adam in 1792 the bridge affords excellent open views of the park. Continue over the bridge looking for a yellow way marker post on the left. At the post descend left into the woodland. Follow the path around to the left until the river.
Continue upstream through a mature chestnut woodland passing Dalkeith House (sometimes known as Dalkeith Palace) on the opposite bank. The track bends to the right as it curves away from the river. You are in a managed hardwood forest. Lookout for the many native wild plants and if you are very quiet perhaps you may catch sight of a Roe Deer. Continue for 1 km to the junction of four paths. Turn right through the woodland back over the Montagu bridge returning to the start point. You can leave the park or walk on left downhill to the old stable block where there is a cafe, shop and toilets.
Park at the north end of Dalkeith High Street and head down a lane towards a field next to the adventure playground. There are regular buses to and from Edinburgh and Dalkeith.
An entry fee may be charged for use of facilities within the park.
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