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Suggestion for Saturday

Posted by chdot on March 8, 2007

Balerno Farmers' market.jpg
Photo Balerno CC web site

Why not take a trip to Balerno for the monthly (second Saturday) Farmers’ Market – 9.30 – 1.30.

Best way to get there is up the Water of Leith Walkway railway path. This leaves the Union Canal at Slateford, so there’s a traffic free route all the way from Tollcross, (experience the newly laid tarmac from Harrison Park), to Balerno High School and then a short on-road section to the High Street.

Unfortunately the section to the tunnel at Colinton is currently quite muddy (photo) – made worse by vehicles involved in the (overdue) tree management work. Perhaps the Council or its contractors will send a bulldozer along to remove several years of accumulated mud and leaf mould.

Some years ago it was planned to tarmac this path as part of the Water of Leith Millennium project. Sustrans offered to pay, but unfortunately objectors wanting to ‘retain the rural feeling’ prevailed. Currently the Council doesn’t regard this route as a priority (for the foreseeable future) – in spite of the increasing number of houses being built (and more planned) along the WoL corridor.

One Response to “Suggestion for Saturday”

  1. Great to see a someone blogging in Edinburgh about cycling.

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