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“Woods and river - idyllic dog-friendly walks in Edinburgh” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Braid Hills

The Braid Hills
Edinburgh, Scotland
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Ranked #204 of 460 things to do in Edinburgh
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Pateley Bridge, United Kingdom
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“Woods and river - idyllic dog-friendly walks in Edinburgh”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

If you travel to Edinburgh with your dog(s) and you don't go to Braid Hills then you have missed something most marvellous. It is a 15-minute bus ride from the city centre (11 15 16 or check with Lothian Buses). There are 2 golf courses which offer great heathland rambles and have magnificent city / castle / Arthur's Seat views; but across the road to the north [i.e. nearer city centre] (closer to Morningside bus stops) you will find multiple woodland paths circling a beautifully clean river.

Visited April 2013
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
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“Braid Hills”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

beautiful scenery, views across the city, unspoilt nature, lots of choice if you want to go walking, some very steep parts

Visited January 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“A very special well kept secret”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2012

South Edinburgh en route to Hillend Country Park get there by taxi or number 11 bus from the centre of town. Easy walking level just comfortable shoes and the usual day luggage of cameras food and waterproofs is recommended, This is a dog friendly walk. Aim to reach the highest point and your reward - one of the best vantage points in the city to see the city. The views are 360° panorama breathtaking and no large extinct volcano to climb - but you will see it in all its glory. Rather than just walk, pony trek around the hills or failing that 2 golf courses to choose from either 9 easy holes or a more arduous 18 holes. Dogs are allowed which is handy for the slicer or hooker. As walkers you are permitted to walk across the courses - but please not on the greens and common sense etiquette is appreciated by all. The gorse gives a scented back drop whilst the lush grass areas attracts the occasional wandering deer off the nearby Pentland Hills so don't be surprised if a few bound past you on their way home.

Visited November 2011
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