The walkway passes many areas of interest including: Colinton Village, Craiglockhart Dell, the Union Canal, Saughton Gardens, Murrayfield Stadium, the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art, Dean Village, Stockbridge, the Royal Botanic Garden and Leith.
You can listen to a commentary of the route along the walkway while you walk by connecting to our Audio Trail.
The Water of Leith Walkway was completed in 2002 by courtesy of Millennium Project funding. It is managed by The City of Edinburgh Council Parks, Greenspace and Cemeteries Department who also manage many of the parks and greenspaces along the 13 mile route.
The route is well signposted and a walkway map is available from the Visitor Centre priced £1.00 or you can buy your detailed map now using the Paypal button below.
Alternatively, you can download a basic pdf map of the route – here.
The following is a rough guide to mileage along the walkway: Balerno to Slateford is 5 miles – 2 hours, Slateford to Leith is 7.5 miles – 3 hours, Roseburn to Stockbridge approx 2 miles – 45 mins, Stockbridge to Leith approx 3.5 miles – 1 hour 20 mins.
Coalie Park near Leith from 25th Nov for 25 weeks
A project to upgrade the park gets underway, meaning the walkway and NCN 75 will be closed at Coalie Park. A diversion will be in place locally.
Visit to find out more about the project. https://www.waterofleith.org.uk/coalie-park-project/
Dells Path – east bank (not on the main walkway route)
In Colinton / Craiglockhart Dell, just upstream of the Visitor Centre, there is a closed section of path on the east bank after Bogs Bridge. The bridges at Kates Mill and Redhall Mill are now Open. The access to Dell Road remains closed due to a landslide but again not affecting main route.5
This is a printed map which will be posted to you so please select the correct option for UK or International Postage