City of Edinburgh
'As you stroll beneath the oaks in the rambling Country Park, you may find it difficult to believe you are only five miles from the centre of Scotland’s capital city.'
Bronze, Silver and Gold 'Medal Routes' from three dozen or so 'Walking Hubs' around and about Edinburgh.
'Comprising 70 acres of stunning scenery, just a stone's throw from the city centre, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) captures the imagination of everyone who visits: from the knowledgeable gardener to the curious sightseer ... Admission to the Garden is Free.'
'We walk at least once a month usually on the 3rd Sunday of each month. Our Sunday walks usually last all day (including driving to the walk and drink/bite to eat afterwards).'
'Scotland's capital city is perhaps the finest place in the UK for urban exploration on foot. The heart of the city, a World Heritage Site, is packed with attractions, fascinating buildings and a remarkable history ...'
'The "woods" is the local name for the hill, the almost total tree-cover of its upper parts indicated by the darker green on the map. It is criss-crossed by numerous formal tracks and informal paths ... However there are as yet no signs or way-markings through the woods, so finding one's way is a case of map-reading or being on a guided tour.'
Core Paths will form the basic system of paths around the City of Edinburgh area and will:  Link into and support a wider network of local paths - - - :  Connect with paths in adjoining local authority areas - - - :  Provide a basis for promoting off road access.
'Holyrood Park is a rare example of unimproved grassland. Effectively unchanged since its enclosure as a Royal Park in the 16th century, it is rich in plant species and also provides a home to a variety of important invertebrate, amphibian, mammal and bird species. To find such a wildlife haven in the heart of a capital city is remarkable.'
Edinburgh to Musselburgh [Sustrans]
Access to PDF of Architecture Heritage Trail Leaflet which 'has been published by the Trust in cooperation with Portobello Amenity Society to increase local knowledge and appreciation of Portobello's history and architecture'.
'Explore Edinburgh’s hidden natural asset, the Water of Leith. Flowing for 24 miles from its source in the Pentland Hills, the river winds its way through the heart of our capital to its outflow into the Firth of Forth at Leith.'
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