Dean / Stockbridge, Edinburgh

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  • Hygaeia and St Bernard's well
    Hygaeia and St Bernard's well
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    Dean Village
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    a weir
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    Walk beside the Waters of Leith

    by uglyscot Updated May 9, 2011

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    The walk normally follows the river from |Belarno to Leith. We began our walk at Stockbridge and followed it to the Gallery of Modern Art.
    The walk takes you under the Dene, under Dean Bridge and Belford Bridge. On the way you pass St Bernard's well with the statue of Hygeaia, the restored Dean village houses, Miller's Row and the three grinding stones, as well as seeing the weirs that would have powered the mills.
    The path is shaded by many different trees. The river has weirs, areas of duck weed like an Impressionist painting, bridges and we even saw a heron. It took a couple of hours but we were not hurrying as we had two small children with us.

    Hygaeia and St Bernard's well Miller's Row the first bridge- The Dene Dean Village the restored houses painted yellow
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    along the river leith 2

    by uglyscot Written Aug 10, 2006

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    Walking along the river Leith on a warm sunny day is quite delightful. It is difficult to remember you are in the centre of Edinburgh. Especially during the festival when it is packed with visitors,
    The trees are of different shades of green. the river is fast flowing or like a millpond, or a small weir or a cascade. Ever changing.
    I'd heartily recomment this as a way to unwind after the tensions of the day's activities.

    site of the ford beside the river duckweed a weir beside the river
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    Riverside walk

    by Laverock Written Jul 31, 2005

    Approaching the Dean Bridge from the West End of Princes Street take Bells Brae steeply down to the left into The Dean Village, explore this hidden gem, then walk along the riverside path to Stockbridge, a great area full of boutiques and bars.

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    Water Of Leith

    by zizkov Written Jun 16, 2003

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    Escape from the bustle of the city with a stroll alongside the tranquil Water Of Leith. The waterway wends from beyond Roseburn via Dean and Stockbridge to Leith with a walkway along much of its length. The view shown is about ten minutes from the West End, near to the Dean Gallery.

    View from Belford Road

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    Leith walk

    by tompt Updated Sep 25, 2003

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    Just another scene along the walk.
    It is amazing that one can find so much green in a big city. It felt like being out in the woods instead of in the big city life.

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    Walk along the river

    by tompt Updated Sep 25, 2003

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    Do some hiking along Leith river. Begin at Dean Bridge walk north and enjoy the scenery. The walk along the Leith is an official footpath.

    river Leith

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