Take to Edinburgh's QuietRoutes this summer

Families looking for ways to fill the summer holidays are being encouraged to explore the city’s extensive network of walking and cycling routes.

Edinburgh’s QuietRoutes are designed to suit walkers and cyclists of all abilities, providing paths off-road or along less busy traffic routes.
 
A number of the routes, which are specified by coloured signposts, have been recently upgraded to offer new, more convenient ways of cycling or walking to different destinations.
 
Transport Convener, Councillor Lesley Hinds said: “Exploring the city on foot or by bike is the ideal way to spend the summer holidays, providing free and healthy activity for children of all ages.
 
“We are constantly striving to build on existing active travel infrastructure, and we’re delighted to be able to offer families the opportunity to explore our range of QuietRoutes this summer.”
 
Maps of the city’s QuietRoutes are available to download for free from the Council’s website, or can be picked up from the Visit Scotland Information Centre on Princes Street, the City Chambers or at any local library.
 
Routes include the North Edinburgh path network, which passes the Water of Leith and Botanic Gardens, George Square to Kings Buildings via the Meadows and the newly improved Leith to Portobello, leading along the city’s seafront and Portobello promenade.
 
Most recently, a new walking and cycling way, Route 61, was completed along a former railway line between Roslin and Gilmerton, allowing for travel between Edinburgh and Midlothian.
 
Find out more about Edinburgh’s cycle routes and other cycling and walking projects online.

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