A winter ride through some parks in South Edinburgh.
In sunshine with frost gone, a small speedy group of 5, set off along the Innocent Railway Path and King’s Haugh briefly stopping to admire the impressive Peffermill House. We crossed over to Craigmillar Castle Park and were soon enjoying the views to the north. In Inch Park we took a look at Inch House – still under scaffolding. Spinning through the Hermitage of Braid with the trees still in colour, we stopped at Agassiz Rock: a world-famous location in the understanding of glaciers.
We resisted the new cafe and entered Braidburn Valley Park continuing off-road to Colinton Primary School and Tesco. We were soon on Colinton Road and accessed the Canal for lunch at Akva at the Canal Basin. (We extended the ride to the Grassmarket to look the neglected site which is the subject of a contentious proposal for yet another hotel.)
Lead:Barbara Trace: Jim Photos:none Text: Barbara