Today’s post is again about one of my favorite places in Edinburgh – Union Canal. I spend a lot of time here – in the beginning of my stay here in Edinburgh I used to walk or cycle here to Craighlockhart campus from Stockbridge. Now I use the canal for canoeing as I am a member of Forth Canoe Club . The Union Canal is a wonderful path for walkers, cyclist and for me in a canoe, with wildlife and a lot of green eye candy.

"Union Canal Edinburgh"

Union Canal Edinburgh

"Union Canal Edinburgh"

Amazing gates - they are all different along the path

"Forth Canoe Club "

Forth Canoe Club

"Forth Canoe Club "

Forth Canoe Club

"forth Canoe Club"

My rented canoe

"Forth Canoe Club Edinburgh"

View from the kayak clu

"Forth Canoe Club Edinburgh"

Outside the club

"Forth Canoe Club Edinburgh"

Relaxed moment after a kayak trip

"Union Canal Edinburgh"

Cycle and walking path

"Union Canal Houseboat" "Edinburgh"

Brilliant living

"Cycle and walking path Union Canal Edinburgh"

Cycle and walking path

"Edinburgh Quay"

Edinburgh Quay

Sometimes when I am out paddling I meet weird creatures in the water, not Loch Ness though! – But in the from of plastic bottles. plastic bags, bikes and other human trash. I am so much against this and I don’t understand human behavior and especially adults throwing stuff away while their children are watching! Shame on them. I have also seen the workers maintaining the grass at the Union Canal getting rid of the waist in the water, so the Canal is filled with grass and branches, not good to prevent flooding!

So when I saw this post, I was trilled and I am defiantly going to write to them – so could you if you live in this neighborhood. We can all help to improve this lovely place!

" Improve Union Canal"

Improve Union Canal!

Greetings from Scotland,


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2 Responses to Union Canal

  1. ellie says:

    found your photos on the August Break and really loving your waterside photos – feeling so inspired to visit Scotland :)

  2. shootchick says:

    Great and I am happy that I have inspired you. I really enjoyed The August Break and also the continued version. You should defiantly come and visit Scotland, every season is wonderful.

    Greetings from Edinburgh

    PS. I look forward to look at your August Break images.

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