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Lockerbie, Eskdalemuir, Kirkhope, Innerleithen, Bonnyrigg, Edinburgh, Scotland.
(3˝  day bike-pack)
Sat 15 Jun - Tue 18 Jun 2019

Tue 18 Jun 2019

Sat 15 Jun 2019
Sun 16 Jun 2019
Mon 17 Jun 2019
Tue 18 Jun 2019
 
I started descending down the B7007 then turned left down the minor lane to Middleton where I turned left to follow another lane between fields. There was a lot of quarry work going on but it looked gravel they were digging. At the B6372 I turned left and followed it over Braidwood Bridge and up into Carrington. It was now a nice sunny morning with blue skies so I stopped for a while and took some photos.
Sunny morning in Carrington
I followed the quiet lane to the B704 which was very busy with commuter traffic. The official cycle route turns left but the road has no cycle track and is too busy for safety. I crossed over to follow another minor lane to the A7 which had a pavement that I could follow. I continued to Eskbank then through the housing estate to the cycle track at Newbattle Road and the Unicorn monument.
Unicorn Monument

Mining Monument

Mining Monument
Then on through the woods to Newmills Road and on to Langside Head Road where I stopped at the Sainsbury’s shop to get some food for the rest of my journey. I continued north and along the cycle track on the old railway to Salters Road. A mix of road and cycle tracks took me to Brunstane Railway Station where I had to wheel my bike over the pedestrian bridge.

Old Innocent Railway tunnel

View over Waverley Railway Station
Edinburgh

North Bridge

 Across the car park I joined the cycle path on to the Innocent Cycle Path to the 1832 railway tunnel where I couldn’t resist taking a few photos before emerging at the other end. I joined the A7 and continued to North Bridge Road to look over the bridge parapet. I reached Princess Street Gardens and stayed here to kill time before my train from Waverley back to Preston. It was a pleasant wait and a young couple came up to chat and ask me about my bike and journey. The rest of my wait I spent reading until my train left on time.