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Explore Edinburgh’s hidden natural asset the Water of Leith, visit our fantastic interactive exhibition at the Visitor Centre and discover the river’s wildlife and heritage.
The Water of Leith is the river flowing through Edinburgh, Scotland.
It is 35 km (24 miles) long and rises in the Colzium Springs at Millstone Rig of the Pentland Hills and flows into the Firth of Forth at Leith. It travels through Harperrigg Reservoir, past the ruins of Cairns Castle, through Balerno, Currie, Juniper Green, Colinton, Slateford, Longstone, Saughton, Roseburn, Dean Village, Stockbridge, Silvermills, Warriston, Canonmills and Bonnington to Leith.
There is a Water of Leith Walkway. It is said that much of the water flow at Edinburgh – perhaps 4/5ths – is actually subterranean.