South Queensferry to Edinburgh
From South Queensferry to the city you're largely using estate tracks, quiet pavements, paths and the Union Canal towpath. Cyclists should note that there is a large, but negotiable, flight of steps, where the Water of Leith walkway joins the Union Canal. A wooden ramp at the side of the steps helps with pushing bikes up and down. Alternatively, cyclists may wish to follow the signed short cycle braid to avoid the ramp. From the canal basin there are some Edinburgh streets to negotiate before you reach the sanctuary of the meadows.
Public toilets can be found at Hawes Pier, South Queensferry High Street and Cramond village.
Diversion at Saughton Park
The short diversion at the Fords Road entrance of the newly restored Saughton Park has ended and the JMW follows its new route through the park. A new, and equally short, diversion will be in place until October 2019 due to micro hydro works on the Water of Leith. Please follow diversion signage on the ground. A map of diversion route available here.
Path Works at Davidson's Mains Park
Following a period of closure for path improvement works, the route through Davidson's Mains Park in Edinburgh has re-opened. Small Scale works will continue until the end of May 2019 but the route is now open. See map of the affected area.
Key things to note about this route section.
Points of interest
Edinburgh Castle is one of the most exciting historic sites in Western Europe. Set in the heart of Scotland's capital city it is sure to capture your imagination. The scenery will take your breath away.Visit Website
If you’re feeling adventurous, a short walk along the causeway from Cramond village will take you to this tidal island. Used as a defensive site for centuries, there are WWII military barracks and evidence of a Roman fort on the island. Be aware of tide tVisit Website
Craiglockhart Hill Local Nature Reserve
Easter Craiglockhart Hill rises dramatically through cliff-faces and steeply wooded slopes to a plateau of rabbit-cropped turf, featuring views out over the Forth, the Trossachs, the Pentlands and East Lothian.
Corstorphine Hill Local Nature Reserve
Corstorphine Hill is only 531 feet (161 metres) high. However, from all angles it presents a long low wood-covered ridge, rising above the western suburbs of Edinburgh: Corstorphine, Blackhall Murrayfield and Balgreen.Visit Website