Braidburn Valley Park

Title Braidburn Valley Park
Address Comiston Road
Postcode EH10 5TE
Telephone 0131 529 5151
Email southeast.locality@edinburgh.gov.uk
Facilities Seating, Bike racks, Outdoor gym equipment, Orienteering course, Cycle route
Background This peaceful green corridor follows the Braid Burn as it runs through a steep grassy valley in south Edinburgh. This park provides an excellent place to walk, cycle or jog on many different paths. The park has been awarded a Green Flag since 2007, in recognition of it being a quality greenspace.
History and heritage Braidburn Valley Park has been a public park since 1933 when it was purchased by the Council from a local farmer. In 1935, 5000 Girl Guides planted cherry trees in a trefoil shape to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George V. Some of these girl guides returned in 2008 to join current girl guides in a re-planting programme for these cherry trees.
Wildlife The burn is the focus of the park where you may be able to see a heron, small trout or even an otter. Local children have created wildflower meadows and put up bird boxes to help encourage more wildlife into the park.
Visitor information On bus route 5,11,15,15A & 16. Access for disabled.
Organise an event Find out how to organise an event
Getting involved Friends of Braidburn Valley
Other useful links Braidburn Valley website
Green flag Yes
Management plan Braidburn Valley management plan
Location map 55.91794888165493,-3.2141876220703125
Monuments Braidburn Valley Gate piers
Outdoor gyms Fitness and gym equipment.
Trees Trees in Braidburn Valley Park
Image View of the river