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Hermitage of Braid

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Hermitage of Braid
Author: Mattreed, Published: 05 Aug 2012 Walk rating : Rating:star0 Hermitage of Braid - Midlothian walking guidestar0 Hermitage of Braid - Midlothian walking guidestar0 Hermitage of Braid - Midlothian walking guidestar0 Hermitage of Braid - Midlothian walking guidestar0 Hermitage of Braid - Midlothian walking guide
Midlothian, Braids, Edinburgh
Walk Type: Woodland
Hermitage of Braid
Length: 2 miles,  Difficulty: boot Hermitage of Braid - Midlothian walking guide
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A 2 mile circular walk through the forest of the Hermitage of Braid.

The woodland paths can be muddy after wet weather. There is one kissing gate and one stile on route.

The walk starts from the start of the Hermitage of Braid which is accessed from Braid Road. To get there, head south along Morningside Road, the A702. At the junction of Cluny Gardens and Balcarres Street head straight over onto Comiston Road. Continue on past the next crossroads and then after heading past a Shell garage on the left, take the next left turn up into Braid Hills Road. After a short distance take a left onto Braid Road passing the Braids Hotel on your left and park on the road just a little further up on the right. Approx post code EH10 6JD. The start of the Hermitage of Braids in on the right.

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Walk Sections

Start to House
Start to House

Start point: 55.9194 lat, -3.2108 long
End point: 55.9196 lat, -3.2009 long

Start at the entrance to the Hermitage of Braid. Head along the path which can be wet on occasions.

House to Bridge
House to Bridge

Start point: 55.9196 lat, -3.2009 long
End point: 55.9199 lat, -3.191 long

When you reach the house, which is the Friends of Hermitage of Braid visitor centre, head right at the fork. You will pass an Ice House on the right. Head on along the path to the newly built Scout Bridge.

Bridge to Kissing gate
Bridge to Kissing gate

Start point: 55.9199 lat, -3.191 long
End point: 55.9213 lat, -3.1953 long

When you reach the Scout Bridge don't head over the bridge but turn left up the steps. Continue up and then along the path to a kissing gate about a quarter of a mile further on, on your left.

Kissing gate to Stile
Kissing gate to Stile

Start point: 55.9213 lat, -3.1953 long
End point: 55.9209 lat, -3.1972 long

Head through the kissing gate and across the Midmar Paddock heading for a stile at the far side of the meadow.

Stile to left path
Stile to left path

Start point: 55.9209 lat, -3.1972 long
End point: 55.9205 lat, -3.1995 long

At the far side of the meadow known as Midmar Paddock there is a stile. Go over the stile and head right. About 200 metres along the path is a fork. Here take the left hand path.

Left path to End
Left path to End

Start point: 55.9205 lat, -3.1995 long
End point: 55.9191 lat, -3.2107 long

At the fork, head left back to the house and then back along the path retracing your steps to the start of the walk.

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Text and images for this walk are Copyright © 2012 by the author Mattreed and may not be reproduced without permission.


The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.

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