Slateford Aqueduct closing for five weeks

Scottish Canals has announced that to allow for essential works the towpath at Slateford Aqueduct, Inglis Green Road, Edinburgh, will be closed from Monday 23 January 2017 for a period of five weeks.

Taken from their website:

There will be no through-passage across the aqueduct during this time – however there are a number of alternative routes avoiding the towpath at this location.

If you are travelling from west to east, one suggested route is to leave the towpath on the west bank at Redhall, go through Redhall Public Park to Inglis Green Road, turn right underneath the aqueduct and railway viaduct to the road junction, turn left and head east along Slateford Road (Lanark Road), turn right into Allan Park Road and rejoin the towpath at Allan Park Bridge. If you are travelling from east to west, reverse this route.

There are a number of towpath access points; the two closest to the aqueduct – as per the suggested alternative route – are marked on the map below.  You can see a detailed Google Map of the area here.

Slateford Aqueduct works local map

If you require further information or would like to comment please contact Scottish Canals on 0141 332 6936 or Scottish Canals would like to apologise for any inconvenience that this closure for essential works may cause.

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