Railway walks: Pentcaitland to Ormiston and Penicuik to Roslin
the ruins of Roslin Castle
Take the path between the villages of Pencaitland and Ormiston alongside the old railway line that was once part of the old Edinburgh to Gifford line which was closed in 1965.
Both villages have an interesting architectural heritage, with buildings dating back to the 18th century; Ormiston is thought to be Scotland's first planned village and was founded in 1735. This is a great walk if you fancy a countryside stroll among some stunning rural countryside and woodlands.
Follow another old railway line from Penicuik, another planned village founded in 1770, to the pretty village of Roslin.
The walk will lead you through the beautiful Roslin Glen home to woodlands, viaducts and the meandering River North Esk. This walk also offers you the chance to visit the ruins of Roslin Castle and marvel at the stunning ornate masonry of Rosslyn Chapel, which featured in the film, The Da Vinci Code.
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