• This is a metal plate set into the road near the mouth of the Water of Leith. I think it is the map ot the river.
  • Dean Bridge
  • Gallery of Modern Art
  • The Cooperage
  • Balerno
  • The Shore

A Walk along the Water of Leith – 1

May 17, 2011

I took a walk along the pathway which runs alongside the Water of Leith. What apleasure that was. I am not energetic enough to have walked even halfway but with the sun glittering on the river it was a magic wee walk and I want to commend it to you. It runs from its source at Balerno through Colinton Village and Dell, Then it goes close by the Union Canal, Saughton Winter Gardens, Murrayfield Stadium and the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art. You can stop by this gallery to see the sculpturedĀ  front lawn and have a coffee and home made cake. you can even cross to the Dean Gallery for some more culture.After your mental and physical resurgence you can walk on past The Royal Botanic Gardens and the fascinating village of Stockbridge and so onto Leith.

Between the Modern Art Gallery and Leith keep your eyes peeled for the six sculptures by Antony Gormley sitting in the flowing water.