Old Railway Line at West Bryson Road
A new one for me this, I never knew this was here until the wife mentioned it. She grew up round this way and know’s it well. This is part of one of the old railway lines of which there are loads that criss cross Edinburgh. The railways must have been really extensive in Edinburgh years ago, shame it’s all gone but not so bad if we get quiet wee walks like this I suppose. In a little wander along here I never met another person.
This is where I started out at West Bryson Road heading towards Harrison and Ashley parallel to Slateford Road.
The path is pretty muddy but would be a cracking walk in the summer.
At first glance these looked like bird feeders, on a closer inspection I think they were for squirrels?
And one of the locals who dine here…
The path runs behind the houses on Slateford Road more or less.
This bridge is on Harrison Road, despite driving over this hundreds of times over the years it was difficult to get the bearings of where you were below it.
The trail leaves the mud behind as it reaches Harrison Place, from here on the path is proper road and it looks like it’s owned by Network Rail.
This is the bridge at Ashley, on the little hump in the road at the shops.
Just past the bridge at Ashley you’ll find this, the scene of the huge fire in the terraces last year. Looks like a huge amount of damage if the size of the scaffold and wrap around the building is anything to go by.
The path here follows the back of the Ashley Terraces.
A tarzan, a rare sight these days. Kids hardly know what it is to amuse yourself outside these days. I just sounded like my dad there…
Another of the locals…
At the end of the path Network Rail block you from going any further, you can see the roof of Matalan and the Maltings on Slaterford Road to the right.
Beyond the gates there are trains parked up, the bridge in the foreground is part of the rail line that runs up past the side of the Locarno on Slateford Road.