The Camino was all very well. But I’m a cyclist at heart. You get your exercise sitting down – and you get to freewheel on the downhills which is a but difficult when you are walking.

This is National Cycle Route 75 – the canal heading west from Edinburgh. Not much freewheeling here, of course. But it is a remarkable journey which shows you familiar places from a very different perspective.

This is the aqueduct where the canal crosses the many lanes of the City Bypass at Hermiston Gait.

And if you really want to see things from a different perspective, try cycling across the centre of Edinburgh along the Water of Leith