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Down the Long Steps
His grandfather was the minister here when Stevenson was a child. There were always lots of cousins to play with; an inspiration for his Child's Garden of Verses poetry.
The Colinton Trust
provided the 7 panels that start from the Long Steps. You can read more about the route and the panels here
There is also a downloadable educational pdf for children age 10-14 that you can download. It has a map and clues!
The Colinton Local History Society
provide related walk leaflets 1 and 2 that you can find here
The Colinton Tunnel
You can also explore the old Colinton Rail Tunnel - a tribute to Stevenson's poem "From a Railway Carriage". It is on the far side of the river from the Church accessible by the bridges up and downstream from it. You can read more here
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