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Wander in Colinton Dell

Come & join me & Toby for a “Sunday wander” around Colinton Dell.

This circular walk will follow a disused railway line (now a well-maintained path) through the scenic and magical Colinton Dell: passing by weirs, ruins and through an atmospheric (and disused!) railway tunnel. The walk will begin outside the Post Office in Colinton Village. From there, we will walk through Colinton Dell, passing through the railway tunnel and reaching the Union Canal aqueduct at Slateford. There, we will descend (down several steps) past the Water of Leith Visitor Centre, and on to the Blue Goose Pub (dog friendly). You can opt out here if you desire and get the number 44 back into town or join us for the return to the start point. On the way back, we'll follow the Water of Leith walkway on the other side of the Dell, enjoying the nature, scenery and history along the way. We'll finish back in Colinton village at Spylaw park where if nice can sit and have a chat and rest. Frequent buses run from Colinton to the city centre. We'll stop for a halfway break. If we fancy a pint / hot drink, we could pop in to the Blue Goose Pub. Bring waterproofs aswell, just in case!

It's likely that we'll extend the route (by a couple of miles), by walking along the Union Canal to Harrison Park. From here, we'll head back to the Blue Goose Pub for our halfway break.

Distance – approx. 4 miles Terrain – Mud / concrete / steps Length – approx. 2 hours (incl. visit to pub).

If you need to contact me on the day, my mobile number is[masked] 7141.

Parking – on the street, or beside Spylaw Park.

Buses – check out the Lothian Buses website

Dogs more than welcome!

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UPDATE - As from 19th April 2014, I will be the Lead Organiser for this Group. This means that fees are due for a further 6 months webspace rental from MeetUp. If possible could all members pay £2 (per year) to contribute towards the MeetUp fees? Much appreciated, Debs.

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  • Roslyn

    An interesting and pleasant walk

    March 18, 2014

  • BigCam

    Good walk. Nice to see parts of Edinburgh I haven't been to before, one of the main reasons I joined this group

    1 · March 16, 2014

  • Mike

    Good walk, nice day, nice people

    1 · March 16, 2014

  • Debs & T.

    Me & Toby had a lovely walk with the group today. We ended up walking to Harrison Park, before our visit to the Blue Goose Pub. Thanks for coming, folks! And cheers to those members who contributed to the group funds!

    March 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Making a last minute decision to bring my boys along! See you soon!

    1 · March 16, 2014

  • Cheryl (.

    Disappointed not to make this tho too tired today after walking yesterday... Enjoy

    1 · March 16, 2014

  • Debs & T.

    Remember to bring some pennies for a wee drink at the Blue Goose!

    March 15, 2014

  • Debs & T.

    I'm looking forward to this walk tomorrow :-)

    March 15, 2014

    • Debs & T.

      Mr Tobz is having a day of rest today - so he'll be in good form on Sunday!

      3 · March 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, sorry, I'm just for a week in Edinburgh. I would like to join the walk but don't know where the post office in Colinton Village is. Could you tell me an adress, please?
    Ann-Sophie

    March 9, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Oh, I've seen it...

      1 · March 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, this is the first group I have joined. Looking forward to the walk next Sunday. Do I just pay the £2 for membership then?
    Helen

    1 · March 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately, this clashes with the first session of another group which I feel is important to attend the first of something. Sorry!

    March 8, 2014

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