Circumnavigation of Edinburgh

JD, Aron and I popped through to Edinburgh (the third time in a week for me) to join Carnethy on their annual run round the city boundary.

Starting at the foot of the Pentlands we crunched through the frost and looped our way round the south and east taking in Edinburgh’s best tourist attractions; power-sub-stations, litter strewn former railway lines, and Danderhall tip! Things improved as we approached the sea through the grounds of Newcraighall House, finally hitting the golden sand of Portabello beach where we had breakfast.

Lots of urban running followed as we made our way westwards along the coast to Cramond. It was then the scenic River Almond path that took us north to countryside around Cammo and over to the airport. After negotiating the trams and the city bypass we enjoyed the solitude of The Gyle Business Park (accompanied by the odour from the chicken farm). Then skirted Heriot-Watt University and headed through the fields to Currie and into the Pentlands to grab the sunset from the top of Caerketton.

A glorious day out in sunny Edinburgh and the easiest 32 miles around (thanks to the company and sociable pace)!


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