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Pollock to Peffermill (Sports and Exercise)

The University of Edinburgh, Pollock Halls of Residence to Peffermill Playing Fields, Edinburgh

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Route Information

  • This route goes from the Pollock Halls of Residence on Holyrood Park Road to Peffermill Playing Fields on Peffermill Road.
  • The route is 1.1 miles and uses public transport.
  • This route will take approximately 12 minutes.
  • The route is not a loop, but it can be taken in reverse using the same public transport options.
  • The route covers Holyrood Park Road, Dalkeith Road, Prestonfield Avenue and Peffermill Road.
  • The surfaces of the route are tarmac and paving slabs.
  • There is not street signage directing you along the route, however all streets have street name signage.

Pollock Halls of Residence

Pollock Halls of Residence to Royal Commonwealth Pool Bus Stop

  • From the Pollock Halls of Residence reception building turn towards the site entrance.
  • There is a clearly marked crossing leading from the reception building and Chancellors Court to the site entrance (as shown in photograph 2).
  • The crossing has dropped kerbs with tactile paving which can be seen in photograph 3.
  • The route is block paved throughout the Pollock Halls site.
  • At Holyrood Park Road turn left and cross over the site entrance (as shown in photograph 5).
  • There is a designated crossing point.
  • The crossing point has dropped kerbs with tactile paving (as shown in photograph 6).
  • Traffic is light and passes in both directions at this crossing.
  • Continue along Holyrood Park Road.
  • There is an easy gradient slope upwards at this point on the route.
  • The footpath is paved.
  • After approximately 85m cross over the entrance to the Royal Commonwealth Pool car park (as shown in photograph 6).
  • There is a designated crossing point with dropped kerb and tactile paving (as shown in photograph 7).
  • Traffic is light and passes in both directions at this crossing.
  • Continue along Holyrood Park Road to the end of the road.
  • There is an easy slope downwards at this point of the route.
  • The footpath becomes wider at the junction of Holyrood Park Road and Dalkeith Road (as shown in photograph 9).
  • Turn left at the junction and continue along the footpath (as shown in photograph 10).
  • The bus stop is ahead towards the far end of the Royal Commonwealth Pool, approximately 113m from the junction (as shown in photograph 12).
  • Take the number 2, 14, or 30 bus.
  • For more information about the number 2 bus route please click here (opens new window)
  • For more information about the number 14 bus route please click here (opens new window)
  • For more information about the number 30 bus route please click here (opens new window).

Prestonfield Park Bus Stop to Peffermill Playing Fields

  • Remain on the bus for 5 stops.
  • This bus journey should take approximately 6 minutes.
  • Alight at the 6th stop, get off at the Prestonfield Park Bus Stop (as shown in photograph 1).
  • The bus stops opposite Prestonfield Park and Cameron House Community Education Centre.
  • This section of the route is approximately 270m.
  • Turn right and follow the footpath for 100m to the junction with Prestonfield Road (as shown in photograph 2.
  • The footpath is tarmac.
  • Cross over the junction (as shown in photograph 3).
  • The crossing is not marked.
  • There is not a dropped kerb.
  • Traffic is light and passes in both directions at this crossing.
  • Turn right and cross over Prestonfield Avenue, heading towards Clearburn Road (as shown in photograph 4).
  • The crossing is marked and has a dropped kerb with tactile paving (as shown in photograph 5).
  • Traffic passes in both directions at this crossing.
  • Buses, taxis and cycles are the only traffic allowed on this section of the road and traffic is light.
  • The footpath becomes uneven and there is an easy slope downwards after the crossing point.
  • Turn left past the post box and continue to the end of Prestonfield Avenue (as shown in photograph 6).
  • At the end of the road turn right onto Peffermill Road (as shown in photograph 7).
  • After approximately 16m cross the road (as shown in photograph 8).
  • There is a marked crossing point (as shown in photograph 9).
  • The crossing point has dropped kerbs with tactile paving (as shown in photograph 10).
  • There is an island in the middle of the road at the crossing point.
  • Traffic is busy and passes from the right at the first half of the crossing.
  • Traffic passes from the left at the second half of the crossing.
  • After crossing the road continue to the right for approximately 35m (as shown in photograph 11).
  • The gates to Peffermill Playing Fields are at the first turning to the left (as shown in photographs 12 and 13).
  • Once inside the gates follow the signage to your destination (as shown in photograph 14).

Peffermill Playing Fields