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The Hermitage of Braid and Blackford Hill Local Nature Reserve

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Lovely walk through a beautiful reserve.

Lovely walk through varied countryside. The views from Blackford hill are well worth the climb... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2018
rainbowdolphin90
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Billericay, United Kingdom
So nice

We walked around Blackford hill,from amazing view,we had a nice weather.164 m opposite to Arthur... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2018
emeseheg89
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Miskolc, Hungary
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

Lovely walk through varied countryside. The views from Blackford hill are well worth the climb. Views over Edinburgh and the Firth. Interesting quarry where the idea of an ice age was first suggested. (could do with a marker to explain the significance, we couldn't find...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

We walked around Blackford hill,from amazing view,we had a nice weather.164 m opposite to Arthur seat.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank emeseheg89
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

We love a Sunday walk around the Hermitage with our dog when visiting family nearby. It's refreshing to see it so busy even with autumn in full swing. The route is very popular with families, children on bikes and dog walkers. The walk is very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank benjaminf78
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Went for a look over Edinburgh and the views are great. The Hill is part of an old volcano so many years old. The walks are good exercises and interesting. Enjoy the site on a nice day.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

What a great place to visit! I’ve driven passed it over the years, and remember fishing for sticklebacks with my Dad as a young boy. I’m now 54..... My wife and I, along with Stella our Dachshund, went exploring on Monday. Walk around the pond,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bigkevvy
Reviewed 6 September 2018

A nice place to take a steady stroll through the woodland also good for dog walkers, would recommend comfy shoes with decent soles, can be slippery in places if wet, otherwise any comfy shoes ok.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PNEPete
Reviewed 18 August 2018

We needed to get away from the hordes during August and several people recommended this as their personal favorite spot in Edinburgh. It was an easy bus ride (#41) from the craziness of the Royal Mile anthill. The climb southeast to the observatory starting from...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JennyWoof
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Its the views we go for, just the best look ove the city you can get, so good. Its always, regadless of the weather, just so good up here, go visit and just enjoy")

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Scottieboyuk
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Blackford Hill was bought by the Edinburgh Corporation in 1884, and the Hermitage of Braid estate was gifted to the city of Edinburgh in 1938 by John Dougal . Well used by walkers & Joggers there is a great panoramic view of Edinburgh at the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank craigluscar
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

A nice area to get away from the town, but without leaving it. Great views of Edinburgh and the coastline.

Date of experience: April 2018
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