Water of Leith: Slateford to Leith

The second half of the Water of Leith makes a cross-section through the city of Edinburgh and is very varied. There are some industrial interludes but the route has great views of Murrayfield Stadium and is very picturesque where it runs through Dean Village and Stockbridge.


Signed paths and pavements; some steps if the route is followed as described.

Public Transport

Both start and end points are served by regular bus from Edinburgh's city centre.


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

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