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Walk - Unlocking the Union Canal - FULLY BOOKED

Door open days


The walk is approximately 3 miles, on towpaths and footpaths.

Looking at traces of the industry still visible in the buildings of the Old Town.

Scotland?s Canals played a defining role in the history of the Industrial Age of Great Britain and Ireland and each has a fascinating and unique history. Join the Scottish Waterways Trust for a 2 hour guided walk to explore the social and industrial history of Fountainbridge and Edinburgh?s Union Canal, opened in 1822.

Year of Innovation Architecture and Design: Explore the innovative Leamington Lift Bridge, outstanding aqueducts and association with eminent engineers on our journey along the Union Canal - an extraordinary example of Georgian civil engineering.

Key Information

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

A Children?s Heritage Hunt activity will be available for the wee ones.

Meet at Edinburgh Quay, behind Akva Bar, EH3 9QB.

Edinburgh Quay can be accessed at the junction of Fountainbridge and Gardner?s Crescent through a pedestrian walkway next to Akva Bar. Look out for Re-Union?s purple boat!

This walk will run on

Saturday 24th Sept at 2pm


Sunday 25th Sept at 12 noon


Where to find us

  • Meet at Edinburgh Quay, behind Akva Bar - Fountainbridge, Edinburgh,
  • EH3 9QB