Category Archives: Trails

Moorfoot Farm

Sunday 2nd May, the start of a new Turf round, but unfortunately, while I would happily have been out turfing, other commitments sometimes take precedence and our plan today was for a walk in the Moorfoot Hills above Gladhouse Reservoir. … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Seven Hills

The City of Edinburgh, like the city of Rome, is said to have been built on seven hills, though this is perhaps not that widely known. All are located no more than 3 miles as the crow flies from the … Continue reading

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Full Moon Ride

By the end of October, the nights have drawn in, temperatures have dropped and the weather is, well, just the weather, usually cool, wet and windy. However, sometimes conditions some together to entice me to get up at Midnight, otherwise … Continue reading

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Dalkeith Country Park

Dalkeith Country Park is a popular place to visit at weekends and during holidays, so the best time to visit for a cycle is on week-days when there are fewer people about, particularly dog walkers and horse riders, both always … Continue reading

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The Cast & Mavisbank

Saturday morning dawned dull, overcast grey and drizzly wet, with more rain forecast for much of the day, though with only a 10% chance of rain, it would not stop me getting out and about on either kick scooter or … Continue reading

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Roslin to Shawfair

With over 18 hours of constant heavy rain the previous day, my planned 13 mile route today starting from home and taking in the villages of Rosewell, Roslin, Loanhead, Shawfair and back home was not ideal for the kick scooter, … Continue reading

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The Kaims

Having an interest in local geology and landforms, something on the map caught my attention, that something was “The Kaims”, a 0.60-mile path across farmland only a few miles from the house and easily reachable by kick scooter. Now, in … Continue reading

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Trails

In Trails, I want share to a few of my favourite local trails, footpaths and cycleways that are easily accessible from home, either on foot, by bicycle or by kick scooter, as well are looking at a few places of … Continue reading

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Full Moon Scoot

Looking at my list of Scooting Challenges, I noticed one I’d been thinking about doing for some time, the Full Moon Scoot. The date of the next full moon was 2nd September (that was tomorrow) and after checking the weather … Continue reading

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The Golf Course

One of the great things about a kick scooter is the ability to ride just about anywhere, along footpaths, along cycleways, on roads and streets, even off-road and I was wondering one evening, while out for a local scoot around … Continue reading

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Silly O’Clock

Silly o’clock refers to the wee small hours of the morning, say between 2.00 and 5.00 am, when most of the population of Scotland is still sleep in bed. Myself, on the other hand, think that the wee small hours … Continue reading

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Roslin to Shawfair

Until recently, the cycle and walking route running along the old Edinburgh, Roslin and Loanhead Branch line of the North British Railway, was only rideable from the west of Roslin to the bridge crossing at the Lasswade Road on the … Continue reading

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Midnight Adventure

Having set my internal alarm clock for Midnight, I was delighted to find myself waking up at 12:15 am, often known as silly o’clock. And the purpose of getting up at this un-godly hour? Well, to head out on the … Continue reading

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Home to the Sea

A trip to the coast had been on the to-do list for a while and after checking the weather, which seemed rain-free, I loaded up the Swifty Zero for the 10 mile scoot down to Musselburgh from my home in … Continue reading

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Dawn Patrol

Conditions this morning were perfect for a pre-dawn scoot on the Swifty Air. The forecast was fair with only a 10% change of rain. Temperature was around 10 degree C., nice a cool for an energetic scoot, not too hot … Continue reading

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