Dean Path Landslide Update and it’s good news!!

“We are delighted to have been able to reach a solution for the reinstatement of this part of the Dean Path along the Water of Leith.“

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This is the latest from the City regarding the path in the upper Dean valley.

Culture and Communities Convener Councillor Donald Wilson said: “We are delighted to have been able to reach a solution for the reinstatement of this part of the Dean Path along the Water of Leith.“Its restoration will return a key section of our off-road paths network which I know will be welcomed by the many people who enjoy using it – including myself for running – particularly during this difficult time.“We are now progressing design and technical plans and will get to work as soon as possible, in line with national guidance on construction.” 

Due to the impact of COVID-19 on construction works, a commencement date has not yet been confirmed and will be determined in line with government guidance. It is anticipated that the on-site time for these works will span approximately 26 weeks.

Works will include:

  • Clearance of debris and vegetation on the slope,
  • Soil nailing and piling on the main slope and concrete foundations within the neighbouring, upslope property to stabilise the land,
  • Reinstatement of concrete foundations of the upslope property,
  • Repair and reinstatement of the footpath located along the Water of Leith affected by the land slip. This includes the rebuild of gabion baskets next to the water course and the reinstatement of the post and rail fencing,
  • Remedial landscaping and
  • Installation of external drainage

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