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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
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
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
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
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