Hiking group with canine friend

This evening, I am reporting on today’s small group hike along a walkway centred on the Water of Leith (river)¬†flowing through Edinburgh, Scotland, to the nearby Port of Leith where it connects with the sea via the Firth of Forth (bay or estuary). The river is ¬†twenty miles long and rises in the Colzium Springs.

Statue of Sandy Robertson, Leith

The official twelve-mile walkway forms part of an Urban Wildlife Site incorporating flowers, trees, woodland, eight species of bird plus brown trout and other fish species in the river.

The group encountered a mix of sites including statues, Spring flowers, ducks, architecture, views of Edinburgh, an elaborate memorial and a friendly dog.

Gormley statue, Gallery of Modern Art

Landform by Charles Jencks

Water of Leith Walkway

Dean Village architecture, Scotland

St Bernard’s Well, Dean Village

Edinburgh Skyline

Waterfall at Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh

Mallard ducks on Water of Leith, Scotland

Spring daffodils

Leith Waterfront, Scotland

Merchant Navy memorial at Leith

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