2019 is here and we’re all set for the New Year with lots of plans and ideas. To help you out, we’ve come up with a list of five places, all of which are easy to reach by our buses that you can visit to get some fresh air, burn off your festive indulgences and kick start this years fitness campaign.
Colinton and Craiglockhart Dell
This 5km walk is part of the Water of Leith and feel like you are in the countryside without travelling very far at all. Take a bus to Slateford to start you walk and look out for Colinton Church, the Union Canal and the waterfall.
A little trip on the bus to the east of the city will take you to Portobello – three miles of coastline and sandy beach. If you’re feeling very brave, roll up your trousers and go for a paddle. It’s a story you can tell for weeks!
The Port of Leith
Starting at Ocean Terminal, this 3km walk will take you throught the old docks, the new quayside and to the Scottish Government building. There are plenty of bars and restuarants on route if you need a rest.
At just under 5km this walk over one of Edinburgh’s Seven Hills will give you fantastic views of our City and the Firth of Forth. Don’t forget your camera.
The Union Canal
The Union Canal built between 1818 and 1822 runs from Fountainbridge in the city centre and can take you all the way to Glasgow. Hop on at Fountainbridge, Polwarth, Wester Hailes or Ratho and see how far you can go.