Where do you go to get away from it all?
Emma: When I first moved to Edinburgh, I took full advantage of living so close to the Union Canal and running along the water with my headphones past all the lovely canal boats. We’re really lucky to have so many beautiful gardens and hill walks in and around Edinburgh – so green space and the opportunity to clear your head is never too far away.
The Union Canal runs from Edinburgh to Glasgow. Photo: Neil Roger
Gary: The Water of Leith runs all the way from Leith Docks to Balerno; a good way to get away from it all is a cycle from Leith to Balerno then up onto the Pentland Hills. If you’re feeling less energetic, I recommend a walk from Leith to Balerno, stopping at pubs along the way and then catching the 44 bus back.
Matt: I live close to Blackford Hill so I enjoy going for a walk or run through the Hermitage of Braid or over Blackford Hill. It is a lovely natural place in the middle of the city and it has some stunning views over the city centre and the Firth of Forth to Fife, which a lot of people may not have seen, particularly from that part of the city.
Debbie: Belladrum. Every year as the Fringe and International Festival is just about to start, I put my welly boots on, put my phone in a box and head to the Highlands for three days of fresh air, fun with friends and fab music. It doesn’t take long really to get to the Highlands so it’s a nice wee break. Back refreshed(ish!) and ready for the Festival!
Belladrum offers an escape from the city