PHOTO WALK – Water of Leith (Balerno to Slateford)

There are places on this stretch of the Water of Leith where it’s easy to forget you’re in a city. Not just on those parts which run next to Edinburgh’s outlying suburban ‘villages’ of Balerno, Currie and Juniper Green either: the section from Colinton to Slateford also has a wonderful countryside feel.

Water of Leith

By the waterside

The Water of Leith walkway starts at Balerno, and – if you’re planning to walk part or all of the route – is best reached by the regular 44 Lothian bus service. From here, it runs next to the water and winds its way past fields and long-abandoned mills, through disused railway tunnels and alongside modern housing developments.

This section ends at Slateford, where the fascinating and modern Visitor Centre is placed, providing information, displays, gifts and refreshments.

Enjoyable at any time of year, the following photos were taken during early spring, when the greenery of the trees and plants provided a beautiful setting for the crystal-clear water as it flowed its way through the city towards its endpoint at Leith.

Water of Leith

Popular with cyclists, walkers and joggers

Water of Leith

Under the bridge

Water of Leith

Currie Kirk

Water of Leith

House on the Water of Leith

Water of Leith

On the path

Water of Leith

Weir

Water of Leith

Bridge at Colinton

Water of Leith

Disused railway tunnel

Water of Leith

Weir in Craiglockhart Dell

Water of Leith

Fishing at the weir

Water of Leith

Inside the grotto

Water of Leith

Water of Leith at Slateford

Water of Leith

At the visitor centre

Loading Facebook Comments ...

Leave a Reply