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profile member asked on Mar 20, 2016

Decent places to walk around Edinburgh?

I'm meeting some old friends in Edinburgh for a weekend away soon and they are keen walkers. They're happy to spend an entire morning or afternoon walking. They're in their late 50s so still fit enough to handle an ascent up the likes of Arthurs Seat. But I'm sure they've been up there already so I'm looking for some alternatives around the city.


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answered on 3/20/16 by
a VT member from Swanland

Take a train out to North Berwick - every 30 minutes from Waverley and about a 30 minute journey time. Once in the town you will see North Berwick Law looming over the town. Its a large hill and quite an easy walk up - see - [original link]

answered on 3/20/16 by
a VT member from Puerto Princesa

Another suggestion is to take the bus to Musselburgh race course, walk through the town and by the river to the harbour and continue to the beach at Portobello

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answered on 3/21/16 by
a VT member from Balloch

The Pentland Hills spring to mind. Have a look at [original link] . You mention "around the city" so these walks are ideal as the starting points of some can be reached by bus. Further afield there are the Ochils, but these are a bit far if you don't have a car. Hope this helps. Bruce

answered on 3/22/16 by
a VT member

I saw a decent article on my Twitter feed the other day all about walking trails in the city. [original link] It covers all the best known places in Edinburgh including The Pentlands as Bruce mentioned, but I'd agree with other posters about venturing a bit further afield as well. I've been to North Berwick a few times and its well worth a trip.

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