Thursday, June 30, 2016 7:30 PM BST
Distance 12.5 miles
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Connolly once said there are only two seasons in Scotland - Winter and
July. So on the last day of Winter 2016 we set off for Crammond.
(We postponed Dalkeith again, the weather was OK cloudy & mild but we
preferred to avoid the forecast heavy rain.)
So five of us ran down the
Goldenacre path to Craigleith and then North-West along the Blackhall
path to Crammond. Pausing to admire the
Crammond Tower again, we rode downhill to the prom and had fantastic views of
the island and Fife.
We'd intended to terminate at the Old Chain Pier, but there being no
room at the inn, we plunged South on the Trinity and Goldenacre paths,
to arrive at Smithie's Ale House near the start point, where a decent
pint and a comfortable setting were to be had, in a pub swiftly
emptied by a quiz.
Thanks to all who braved a dodgy forecast, and I'm glad we got home in the dry, in
my case just as the rain started. It'll be July next week and we will have another go at Dalkeith.