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Braid Hills

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Braid Hills
Author: Mattreed, Published: 03 Sep 2012 Walk rating : Rating:star0 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UKstar0 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UKstar0 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UKstar0 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UKstar0 iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK
Midlothian, Edinburgh
Walk Type: Hills, valleys and dales
Braid Hills
Length: 1 miles,  Difficulty: boot iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK boot iFootpath - walking guides and directions for the UK
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A one mile circular walk around the Braid Hills, one of the seven hills of Edinburgh. The walk heads out with a superb view of Edinburgh, Arthur's Seat and the Braid Hills golf course to your left and then heads back along tracks though the gorse. There are many paths to get from one end of the Braid Hills and back again to your start position, this one includes the summit of the Braid Hill at 213m.

The Braid Hills form an area towards the south-western edge of Edinburgh. This walk starts from the end of Braid Hills Approach which is a road off of Braid Hills Road, a long straight road which traverses the Braid Hills. Go past the Braid Hills Golf course club house on the left and park further up on the left at the end of the road.

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Walk Sections

Start to hill
Start to hill

Start point: 55.9151 lat, -3.2046 long
End point: 55.9124 lat, -3.1969 long

Leave the road and head through the gap in the fence. Head up a small hill keeping the golf course on your left. Continue along across some old greens which used to form part of Braid Hills golf course number 2, converted into walking areas several years ago. Continue along for about a third of a mile until you see a large gorse covered hill on your right. Go around this and follow the paths through the gorse up and down various small hills.

Hill to marker
Hill to marker

Start point: 55.9124 lat, -3.1969 long
End point: 55.9127 lat, -3.2034 long

After a short time you will see a marker post for the top of the Braid Hills in the distance. Head along the paths towards and up to the marker.

Marker to right fork
Marker to right fork

Start point: 55.9127 lat, -3.2034 long
End point: 55.913 lat, -3.2053 long

Continue is the same direction past the summit marker. The path heads down slowly and to the right. Take a right fork a bit further on.

Right fork to left turn onto original track
Right fork to left turn onto original track

Start point: 55.913 lat, -3.2053 long
End point: 55.9141 lat, -3.2026 long

Further along after the right fork there is a fence up and to your left. Keep the fence to your left and at the end of it bear left back onto the path you headed out on.

Left turn onto original track to End
Left turn onto original track to End

Start point: 55.9141 lat, -3.2026 long
End point: 55.915 lat, -3.2043 long

Continue back down the hill to the gap in the fence and the road where the walk started and ends.

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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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