- 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 is a great level walk passing through a country estate that juts out into the Forth Estuary, thus combining seashore and country.
Distance: 8.45 km
Approximate time: 2 hours
Height gain: 60 m
OS Map: Explorer 350 Edinburgh
Easy going underfoot; you could just about get around with a buggy if you were prepared to lift it at a couple of places. You will encounter some minor road walking on the Dalmeny to South Queensferry route, but there is pavement throughout. There are better views out to sea when the trees are bare, lots of daffodils in the spring and lovely mix of specimen trees in the summer.
By car; leave Edinburgh on A90. After leaving the built-up area, take the second exit onto the B924, signposted Dalmeny. Follow signs to the village and drive to the west end (past the war memorial). Where the road swings round to the left into Standingstone Road, carry straight on into the cul-de-sac and park opposite Wester Dalmeny Farmhouse. Public transport - there are regular First Bus services (service 43 and X43) to Dalmeny Village and South Queensferry from Waverley Steps on Princes Street in Edinburgh. There are also regular train services from Waverley Station in Edinburgh to Dalmeny.
Dalmeny Village has a delightful small church (Norman doorway). Dalmeny House is home to the Earls of Rosebury and can be visited in the summer season (furniture, tapestries, paintings, small golf course). South Queensferry is a historic town that used to be the jumping-off point for travellers to the north of Scotland; there are still boat trips out to Inchcolm Island (birds, ruined abbey). As well as a museum and harbour, it can offer toilets (open even in winter), cafes, restaurants and pubs, of which the most famous is the Hawes Inn, featured in Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped . Glorious views and the Forth Rail and Road Bridges, as well as down the estuary and back to Edinburgh. And all this within the boundaries of the City of Edinburgh.
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