Edinburgh, UK

Roslin: DaVinci Code Trail Run

Roslin is a quiet village about 11 km south of Edinburgh and easily reachable by bus. The village has two claims to fame: Dolly, the first ever cloned sheep, was created at the Roslin Institute; and the Rosslyn Chapel was made famous by the best-selling DaVinci Code. One can put together a pleasant afternoon, combining  a trail run with a visit to this lovely village, the Chapel, and perhaps a meal or a drink at The Original Rosslyn Inn.

The folks at Run the Sights have put together a straightforward and fairly flat route, incorporating the main sites of Roslin with some ‘trail’ running, a total of just under 5k (3 miles). For a longer run, head further north along the trail to Loanhead. Run the Sights is planning a six-mile guided run in the area, which incorporates a fabulous bridge and old mill.

Roslin is also the gateway to the extensive Pentland Hills Regional Park, with 100km of marked trails.

Pentland Hills Regional Park
Essentials
  • 3 mile loop
  • 98 feet
  • Roslin Center
  • Easily accessible by bus, about 30 minutes