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Fancy a Walk Challenge for 2019? join our 'There and Back Again' Walk on Sun 23rd June - join us for a 26, 15 or 11 mile walk the choice is yours. 

‘There and Back Again’
Water of Leith Walk Challenge 26miles, 15 miles or 11 miles
Sunday 23rd June 2019
Option A: All the way ‘There & Back Again’ - 26 miles meeting at 9.00am at the Water of Leith Visitor Centre, walking to Leith and back, then heading up to Balerno and back to the centre (approx 9 hours) 
Option B: Leith ‘There & Back Again’ - 15 miles meeting at 9.00am at the Water of Leith Visitor Centre, walking to Leith and back. (approx 5 hours)
Option C: Balerno ‘There & Back Again’ - 11 miles meeting at 2.00pm at the Water of Leith Visitor Centre, walking to Balerno and back. (approx 4 hours)
So go on register today!!
To register simply complete the form CLICK ON ME to download, and walk for free by collecting sponsorship. If you prefer not to raise sponsorship you can register for just £15 each – Option B and C only 
Please return to us by the 7th June 2019
The Water of Leith Conservation Trust is a registered charity no SC000015. Our mission is: to conserve and enhance the Water of Leith as a haven for wildlife and an educational and recreational resource for all. 
For more info about our work or the walk visit:
You can use the form to collect sponsorship or create a Just Giving page visit
Click on ‘Fundraise for us’ then ‘organised event’ select the ‘There & Back Again Walk’ and create and promote your own page. You can edit the photo, text and target.
Or visit our event page by CLICKING ON ME
Any problems let us know & we can help

Spring Clean-up gets off to a tremendous start with 125 people volunteering

What a day we had on 31st March - a phenomenal 125 people joined in 2 clean-ups at Slateford and Saughton.

Firstly in the morning 75 of our volunteers, cubs, cadets and the public joined us at the centre where we collected, sorted and recycled another BIG pile of rubbish. Thank you to our local Sainburys and ASDA stores for the donation of food for lunches the volunteers loved it, its always nice to be rewarded with food.

In the afternoon it was the Geocachers Cache in Trash out clean-up at Saughton this time. Another 50 folk gave up some of their Sunday to help tidy this section

 Seriously Dave do not drink that ;-)


Rejuvenation Roseburn Consultation is Open - Have your say.

CLICK ON me to see the proposals or follow this link CLICK ON ME to have your say. We are NOT keen on the 'viewing platform' preferring to keep the wild river bank and use the old bridge as a nice place to view the river from. We also suspect it may become a space which is used in an anti social way and a point where litter and rubbish will be chucked in to the river. Other wise it will be great to see another nice place on the river celebrated, a troublesome crossing sorted and a few more street trees


Save the Date - Plant Sale will be on 11th May at 10.00am

Look what we have growing on for our Plant Sale - mini plugs donated by Pentland Plants have been potted up by our lovely volunteers and will be grown on for the sale, lots of lovely Lobellia, Geraniums, Marigolds etc CLICK ON ME for a poster of the event


First Guided Walk of 2019 is in Currie on 7th April - book your place now

Sunday 7th April  – 2.00pm
Historical Heartlands of the River -  Currie  - Guided Walk
A Guided Walk around one of the rivers oldest settlements, discover its hidden history and learn how it played its part in our city’s history.. Meet at 2.00pm at the small carpark on the Kirkgate off Lanark Rd West opp Currie Post Office.  £5 (members £2) BOOKING ESSENTIAL 0131 455 7367