Pansy Walk to Roseburn

And back to the Water of Leith again today. This time picking it up as it meanders from Murrayfield along to fashionable Roseburn. The original plan had been to head the other direction upstream but this met with a little problem to kick off with…

Footpath Closed

Footpath Closed

I’m presuming this is as a result of flood prevention works currently going on along the Water of Leith. It’s been over 10 years since the last huge flooding hit Edinburgh and this area got seriously hit by torrents of water. With that in mind, it’s astounding it’s taken so long to get the work in place to prevent it. Probably down to one objector who doesn’t want their view of the river from their bungalow to be ruined. Probably someone who wasn’t hit by the last flooding too.

Anway, here’s the offending river. There’s a whole series of bridges along this stretch, even more curiously, there seems to be a number of pairs of bridges for some reason?

Water of Leith

Water of Leith

And here’s our walk for the day, the Pansy Walk. No idea why it’s called that, I never seen one Pansy, floral or otherwise out here today…

Pansy Walk

Pansy Walk

The path follows the outer perimeter of Murrayfield Stadium, here looking over the training pitches with a club match in progress the day before Scotland were due to take on France in the stadium.

Murrayfield Stadium

Murrayfield Stadium

No walk near the Water of Leith would be complete without  a pic of some ageing ramblers, whole gaggles of them roam the whole length of the Water of Leith walkway, fitted out like a mobile Millets.

Rambling

Rambling

Seems the overflowing litter bins aren’t just an issue on Calton Hill, the council doesn’t seem to bother with them anywhere.

Overflowing Litter

Overflowing Litter

And on to Murrayfield Ice Rink…

Murrayfield Ice Rink

Murrayfield Ice Rink

Here we enter the large expanse of Roseburn Park.

Roseburn Park

Roseburn Park

This was the first time I had ever set foot in Roseburn Park if I’m honest. Seemed like a game of organised swearing while chasing a ball was on at the time.

Lonley as the goalie

Lonley as the goalie

A magnificent example of community graffiti, no doubt organised by people with beards and sandals.

Organsed Grafitti

Organsed Grafitti

There’s clearly an issue with speeding cyclists in Roseburn Park, huge letters on the path tell them to slow down but I prefer this sign from Stephanie F…

Slow down cyclists

Slow down cyclists

This entry was posted by Grant.

One thought on “Pansy Walk to Roseburn

  1. Love looking at all the lovely ‘rambles’ you take. Didn’t know there were so many walking paths in and around Edinburgh. Thanks!

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