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Hidden Gem

20th May 2018
Hidden Gem

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Edinburgh’s hidden cyclist paths

I discovered this place earlier this year, and was fascinated by it from the first moment. I started walking from Trinity path and ended up exploring all the other long routes leaving to different parts of the city. These places include Granton, Port of Leith, Bonnington and so on.
People tend to either have a walk, exercise or have fun with their kids and dogs, since it is so peaceful and quiet, isolated from any traffic noise.
Later on, I learned it used to be an old railway path network, dating back to the 19th century. This explains the tunnels along the paths.
It also crosses with Water of Leith walkway and you can observe the majestic river with swans gracefully swimming.

Nature is the most divine and priceless gift on this planet.
As a consequence of nature’s beauty and magical atmosphere, I love to visit forests and parks. My soul cherishes every moment spent amongst the beautiful trees, plants and rivers. When a person lives in the chaotic and busy daily life of the big cities, nature is like an oasis in the desert. In my personal experience, it is like a spiritual journey for me to reconnect with nature every once in a while. In addition, it is our essential origin as human beings, which results in serenity and relaxation to come back to our minds and bodies.

I wanted to add this particular place, because it shows an unusual part of Edinburgh, and a very special one for me.

Avatar Added by gabi.asenova Attributed to: Gabriela Asenova

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