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.
Key things to note about this route section.
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.
Diversion at Saughton Park
A short diversion is in place within the park unitl October 2019 due to micro hydro works on the Water of Leith. Read more...