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No. of Trails: 3
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Few miles west from Edinburgh

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As I stay in Kirkliston, most of trails will start in there, but because I will try to choose circular trails feel free to join on any point.


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Trail TitleLength (Miles)Ascent (Mtrs)Time (Hrs)Tech GradeFitness Grade
Murrayfield circular31.23613.5 Easy Moderate
Falkirk Wheel20.52543.5 Easy Moderate
Pentlands42.58345 Hard Hard

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Murrayfield circular


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Length: 31.2 Miles
Ascent: 361 m
Time: 3.5 hrs
Tech Grade: Easy
Fitness Grade: Moderate
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Start of this trail is on public road, folow B9080 to Winchburgh.

1-At that point get into Union Canal path, it's very easy to folow, and plenty of scenic views, few aqueducts. This part of the trail is very easy.

2-At that point you need to leave Union Canal and turn to Water of Leith path. To do that take the stairs down right after aqueduct at Slateford rd. You will pass Murrayfield Stadium on your right, then through Roseburn Park. At this point you need to use a bit of public road.

3-You join NCP1 (National Cycle Path) and folow it until you cross River Almond. This part of the path is mostly tarmac, there's few parts on public road. There's a lot of signs so it's almost imposible to get lost.

4-Turn right after bridge over river Almond, on the beginning you cycle on dirt road, when get to the coast it change into single track. That's when fun begins, i mean things gets bit more difficult. When you get to golf course folow tarmac road for a bit and when it turn right you go straigh and keep on the dirt road. That shoul lead you into South Queensferry, you need to join public road again for about 600-800 yards and then turn left into steep path up the hill. On top turn left and join cycle path (old railway) towards Kirkliston. Leave this path at Krikliston and you are 200 yards from traffic ligths where you started.

ENJOY!

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Falkirk Wheel


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Length: 20.5 Miles
Ascent: 254 m
Time: 3.5 hrs
Tech Grade: Easy
Fitness Grade: Moderate
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As it takes too long I only added one way trip, return was on the same route.
Time added is for return trip, but doesn't includes extras (will write about it later). My overall time was 4 hrs and 15 min.
Lenght is for one way, as it's calculated automatically. I did 71km(44.1 miles)

Most of this route is on dirt road/path (except short part of tarmac in Linlithgow). Mostly flat terrain.

1-This is where extra part starts (and ends) but as its part of Bespoke Trail in Falkirk, I didn't add it. Just check that trail page. There is blue, green and red trail to choose. I done 1,5 lap of shorter lap and continue my journey.

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Pentlands


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Length: 42.5 Miles
Ascent: 834 m
Time: 5 hrs
Tech Grade: Hard
Fitness Grade: Hard
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About 20k on canal path and water of Leith path and I got into Harlow, shorter version posibble if you drive to Harlow and cycle from there. It should be around 30k then. From Water of Leith path turn left, there is a sign (for Pentlands hills) and after 50 m tern left towords the stairs. Then turmac road up the hill, that roaud turns right and 50-100m after look for small, rocky path on the left side. When u get to the top turn right into turmac road and folow it for about 500-700m until you will see on your left road going up. It's about 1km climb and then (on the end of that road) turn righ and go down to Harlow Visitor Center. Grab a map from there and then go towards Red Moss, then Bavelaw Castle, The Howe. Around that place there is turmuc decent to Kirkton after you leave Glencorse reservoir behind, pay atention because it's easy to pass the sign. You need to turn left towards Castlelaw, on the climb turn left every time it's possible (with one exception when you passing metal barriers on the rigrt road on left is leading to top of Castlelaw Hill) until u get back to Kirkton. First turn is tricky (almost invisible), it's small decent towards fence (with steps over it). When u get to road from Kirkton turn right, it's up again and from there its easy.


I put tech grade as hard, but most of the trail is easy to moderate. On a dry day 99% of a trail should be a maxium moderate, a was there on dry day, but after few days of rain, and trail round Capelaw Hill was very muddy.

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