You can walk the Water of Leith walk from the south of the city to Leith Docks where there are cool restaurants and the Royal Yacht Britannia.

It's 12.5m from end to end, soft surface sometimes difficult to find connections and used by locals so not always pretty end to end but the walk can be picked up at any point, even close to centre of city, and the carrot at the end of the stick is great restaurants.  Try Loch Fyne about 1.5m further on from Leith Docks, great raw bar and seafood and service.

It passes through a number of distinct areas including Colinton Village, Saughton, Balgreen, Roseburn, Dean Village, Stockbridge and Leith.  Each of these areas is linked to public transport making it very easy to join or leave the walkway along its route. You can check the bus and tram services on the Transport for Edinburgh website.

There are a number of places of interest located along the route including Murrayfield Stadium and the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art

Detailed information on the Water of Leith walkway is provided on the Water of Leith Conversation Trust's website