Portobello. 15 miles approx.
Easy Cycle to Newhailes 28 October 2018
With the clock turned back an hour, we set off from the Meadows taking the Innocent Path to Brunstane, through the Gilbertstouns to Newcraighall. There were 11 of us – a very cheery group. Everyone appeared to be delighted to be out on such a sunny Autumn day.
Having admired the memorial to the local mining community, we headed up to Queen Margaret University and took a pleasant detour through their parkland to see the lochan and ducks. At Musselburgh Station, we took the off-road path alongside the railway line down to Newhailes Road and entered the Newhailes estate. After a short look at Newhailes House and the stables we rode past the Doocot, the new adventures playground, the curling pool site, the Shell Grotto and the old Summer Tea House.
Leaving the estate we took the Brunstane Burn Path and Brunstane Road to Portobello Prom to have lunch which had been booked at ESPY. It was very good.
We set of home via Bellfield Road, St Mark’s Place, Hope Lane and Porty Golf Course – going through Figgate Park and Duddingston. Total distance: 15 miles.
Lead:Barbara Trace:Jim Photos:Jim Text:Barbara