10 of the most scenic dog walks in and around Edinburgh

Take in Edinburgh's best views with your pet in tow at one of these popular dog walking spots.

Thursday, 24th January 2019, 12:30 pm
Updated Thursday, 24th January 2019, 12:34 pm
There are countless spots in and around the capital for you and your dog to enjoy a walk


From the Water of Leith to the Pentland Hills, Edinburgh is blessed with stunning vistas to take your breath away and open spaces to give your dog a good work out.

The walk from Dean Village to Stockbridge follows the peaceful Water of Leith. Try this walk on a Sunday and treat you - and your four-legged friend - to something from the Stockbridge Market

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Blackford Hill boasts arguably the best views in the capital with Edinburgh Castle and Arthur's Seat both visible from its peak. Popular with other dog walkers your pooch is certain to make friends here.
This pocket of wilderness in the town's centre boasts a huge choice of walks for dogs and their owners to undertake. Scale the Sailsbury Crags for remarkable views of the city - and a picture opportunity for your pup.
Start this walk on Ravelston Dykes and follow a gravel path that runs adjacent to Ravelston Golf Course and Continue to the hill's peak constantly keeping an eye out for the remarkable views of Edinburgh Castle.
Explore Edinburgh's industrial past by following the River Almond, starting at its mouth into the River Forth. Stop off at the Cramond Falls Cafe for a coffee and a spot of lunch.
Let your dog frolic in the Firth of Forth at Portobello Beach to the east of the city. The stretch of sands is permanently populated by all shapes and sizes of mutts.
This verdant space to the south of the city is great for Morningside dog owners. The steep sided valley is intersected by the Braid Burn which slowly makes its way to the Forth.
Situated above Haddington this hillock was once a thriving community and according to legend was the home of King Loth who gave his name to Lothian. Today inhabited by wild ponies the hill offers sublime views of the capital and Eas Lothian
Reached via a gorgoues section of woodland, Yellowcraig beach offers your dogs plenty of space to run around. The views over to Fidra are awe-inspiring.
Looking to test you and your four-legged friend's fitness? Try climbing Scald Law - the highest peak in the Pentland Hills and a wonderful vantage point to admire the rest of the range.