Went walking yesterday, along the Union Canal
from Viewforth. Saw the aquaduct over the Water of Leith, which is gorgeous, and noticed that you can now walk all the way from there to Leith. (In fact, IIRC you can walk all the way from Balerno)1
. Am planning to do Viewforth -> Slateford -> Leith on Saturday. This time, however, I just continued on along the canal. It is a rather pretty path, and has benefited from some TLC as part of the Millenium conservation thingummy projects. Walked to Wester Hailes, and should be more careful in future as I was in serious danger of falling off The Edge Of The World. Because as any Edinburger knows, beyond the Edinburgh bypass there is only void. 8^)
Managed to jog a substantial part of the way back. Exercise is good.
On an interesting note, was reading an article
today about solitons
, which I don't by any stretch of the imagination understand, but I did discover that they were first observed... where? The Union Canal! Must walk to the Scott Russell
aqueduct next time I walk the canal...
 Ooh look, the path's even got its own wiki page