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Wednesday, 13 May 2015

How to find our Craigleith meeting point

Our regular monthly rides invariably start on Middle Meadow Walk. But we occasionally organise additional runs, and these sometimes start from an alternative meeting point in Craigleith. If you are not sure how to find that point, read on.

The Craigleith meeting point is at the junction of three bike paths: the Roseburn, Blackhall and Telford Paths (see photo). It is 1.8 km (just over a mile) north west of the start of the Roseburn Path (NCN1) in Russell Road. As you approach from that direction, you will pass under Queensferry Road. You will then see a Sainsbury petrol station through the trees on your right. There is a Sustrans marker at the path junction, as well as several signposts and information boards.

If you are coming from Davidson's Mains or Silverknowes, join the Blackhall Path (NCN1) at the junction of Silverknowes Drive and Silverknowes Road, then head south east for just under 3.2 km (two miles).

Those coming from the Leith / Newhaven / Trinity area should head west on the Ferry Road path, crossing Ferry Road by a red bridge, and then continue on the Telford Path. This is signposted as Quiet Route 11. It is about 4.8 km (three miles) from Newhaven.

If you are still not sure where it is, look up South Groathill Avenue in any street map. This is a small road that runs alongside the Craigleith Retail Park. To reach the meeting point from there, look for the signposted access to the bike paths, next to a lights-controlled crossing.

The grid reference of the meeting point is NT 233 747. On the 2021 Spokes Edinburgh map, the reference is H10 (G9 on earlier editions).

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