Water of Leith

Water of Leith
Edinburgh, EH3 5AX
  • Opening times 24 hours a day. Visitor centre open every day 10am–4pm.
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  • Website www.waterofleith.org.uk
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Water of Leith

credit: Bryce Morrison

The Water of Leith is Edinburgh's main river running through the entire city and flowing into the sea by the port of Leith. The 22-mile-long river passes Stockbridge, Inverleith, Canonmills, Warriston, Bonnington and finally Leith. With its direct environment it gives home to a high number of unique species including such birds as herons, kingfishers, woodpeckers and dippers. There is also a lovely walkway where you can go to get away from the busy city centre: the 12 miles route runs between Balerno and Leith. The visitor centre is open to the public and the Conservation Trust frequently organises educational events about the river and its surrounding teaching how we can preserve them.

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