River Almond, source to Sea

This walk is composed of 4 stages from Scotts to Cramond and is part of the Edinburgh’s five rivers: Source to Sea project.

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A North Lanarkshire walk posted on 24/08/22 by Roy's Edimburg Walks. Update : 29/09/22
Author's time Author's time : 4 days
Distance Distance : 57.23 km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 269 m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 450 m
Highest point Highest point : 265 m
Lowest point Lowest point : 6 m
Moderate Difficulty : Moderate
Back to starting point Back to starting point : No
Walking Walking
Location Location : North Lanarkshire
Starting point Starting point : N 55.818774° / W 3.798239°
Ending point Ending point : N 55.965372° / W 3.317217°
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Step by step walk

This walk needs several days, please find the details below.

Shotts to Redmill Cottages - Blackburn, River Almond

First leg of a 4-part walk down the full length of the valley of the River Almond. This walks is part of the Edinburgh’s five rivers: Source to Sea collection.

Blackburn to Mid Calder, River Almond

This walks is part of the Edinburgh’s five rivers: Source to Sea collection. This is the second leg of a 4-part route down the full length of the valley of the River Almond. It is a varied walk visiting former mill-site, reshaped shale-bing, miners’ rows, river-side woodlands, two huge shopping malls, eight public works of art.

Mid Calder to Kirkliston, River Almond

This walks is part of the Edinburgh’s five rivers: Source to Sea collection. This is the third leg of a 4-part route down the full length of the valley of the River Almond. It visits Almondvale Country Park, Canal feeder channel, Union Canal, site of Newbridge chariot burial, Huly Hill tumulus,x and standing stones.

Kirkliston to Cramond, River Almond

This walks is part of the Edinburgh’s five rivers: Source to Sea collection. Last leg of a 4-part route down the full length of the valley of the River Almond.

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