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Parks: River Almond Walkway

Enjoy a stroll along the wonderful River Almond Walkway

By Contributor Lee McPherson

Enjoy a stroll along the wonderful River Almond Walkway

By Contributor Lee McPherson

Enjoy a stroll along the wonderful River Almond Walkway

By Contributor Lee McPherson

Enjoy a stroll along the wonderful River Almond Walkway

By Contributor Lee McPherson

Enjoy a stroll along the wonderful River Almond Walkway

By Contributor Lee McPherson

Enjoy a stroll along the wonderful River Almond Walkway

By Contributor Lee McPherson

Enjoy a stroll along the wonderful River Almond Walkway

By Contributor Lee McPherson

By Contributor Contributor

By Contributor Contributor

By Contributor Contributor

Background
This nature trail passes along a clifftop through a mixture of woodlands, marsh, ponds and meadowland, which support a large diversity of wildlife habitats.
History and heritage
By the end of the 18th century, the River Almond was industrial with Cockle Mill, Fairafar Mill, Peggy's Mill, Dowie's Mill and Craigie Mill along the banks.
Cramond Brig, where the original 15th century bridge stood, is on the route.
Wildlife
It is rich in birdlife with mallards, moorhens, white-chested dippers and the Cramond swans. There is a wealth of plants and trees with meadow cranesbill, sweet cicely, creeping ivy, ivy-leafed toadflax, butterbur, yellow tansy, oak, beech, sycamore, ash, elm, elder and fungi like lawyer's wig.
Public Toilets
Cramond Glebe Road
Opening times: 10am-6pm.
Baby changing facilities available.
No disabled access.
Management Plan
Download the walkway management plan
Facilities
Natural Heritage Service
Seating
River walks
Wildlife habitats - river and woodland
Get Involved
Friends of the River Almond Walkway
Contact Details
Cramond Glebe
EH4 6JN
0131 529 2401
naturalheritageservice@edinburgh.gov.uk