Slateford to Ratho

At Slateford in southwestern Edinburgh the Scottish National Trail switches waterways - leaving the Water of Leith and beginning a long stretch along the Union Canal. The walking is straightforward on towpaths passing through a variety of suburban and more rural landscapes.


Canal towpath throughout.

Public Transport

Bus or train to Slateford; Ratho is linked by buses back to Edinburgh.


Water of Leith Visitor Centre, Slateford. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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