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Roslin Glen and Chapel is a 3.8 mile loop trail located near Roslin, Midlothian, Scotland that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips.

Length 3.8 mi Elevation gain 725 ft Route type Loop
Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Running Forest Partially paved River Views Historic site
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Getting There

Note: As of July 2020, half way along the path is closed off due to a landslide making the trail as an out and back rather than loop. This is a circular along the river North Esk from Roslin Country Park to Polton village and back to Roslin village. Roslin Glen is particularly scenic and steeped in history.

Coming from the A701: between Penicuik and Bilston turn east onto the B7003 towards Roslin. In Roslin turn right to stay on the B7003 towards Rosewell. After descending into Roslin Glen, turn left just after the bridge over the North Esk, to reach the parking area. Coming from the A6094: two kilometers south of Bonnyrigg, on the bypass around Rosewell, turn west onto the B7003. After descending into Roslin Glen, turn right just before the bridge over the North Esk, to reach the parking area.

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Graeme Bell
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A fantastic walk for nature lovers and history buffs alike. The Glen itself is beautiful ancient woodland along the River Esk with lots of wild life. There are parallel path options on the river stretch, take the routes higher up the slopes if you have young children and want to avoid very steep cliff edges at some points along the river's edge. The route is steeped in history. There's the site of Maiden Castle dating back as far as 10,000 BC, the Battle of Roslin in 1303, old railway lines and of course the world famous Rosslyn Chapel. Just off route there are gunpowder mills dating back to the Napoleonic wars and earlier. Great area to explore.

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dave allan
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great place for a hike but not greatly sign posted for first timers .this map doesnt include the walk to the old gun powder mill ruins and the old quary which is one of the nicest spots to visit

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Amanda Crawshaw
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This would've been a great walk with some tough terrain and a lot of mud but half way along the path is closed due to a landslide so is no longer accessible which was disappointing.

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kelly paget
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Declan Holmes
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HikingBlowdownBridge outBugsClosedMuddyNo shadeOff trailOver grownPrivate propertyRockyScrambleSnowWashed out
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Annie Mc
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Sophia Simel
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Hiking

We really enjoyed this trail. Half the trail is amazing and really close to north Esk river with some parts that seem inaccessible at first but really fun to hike if you stick to the map. The other half is pretty straight forward and easy for anyone to walk without a lot of nature around. Overall, we enjoyed the first half more and expecting a bit more for the rest of the distance, but we did have a brilliant time! The path can get muddy and appropriate shoes and clothes are highly recommended. Hope this helps :-)

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Alexander Cameron
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Very beautiful and the bridge leading to the ruins of Roslin Castle is extraordinary.

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Nora Selles
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Path along the river is closed now. We tried anyway (as you do) and nearly killed ourselves. Okay, maybe not that bad, but we had to return. This route is no longer possible. ADMIN RESPONSE: Sorry to hear you had an unsuccessful walk and thank you so much for letting us know about the path closure. We have added a closure notice to the walking route so that other walkers are warned.

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Peter Faber
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Alba Calderón
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Miriam T
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Kieran Dunn
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Peter Faber
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Maren Moeller
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