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Parks: Braidburn Valley Park

By City of Edinburgh Council

Braidburn Valley Park by D Henniker

By City of Edinburgh Council

Braidburn Park by D Henniker

By City of Edinburgh Council

By City of Edinburgh Council

By City of Edinburgh Council

By Contributor Mike Shields

By Contributor Mike Shields

June 2015

By Contributor Rachel

June 2015

By Contributor Rachel

June 2015

By Contributor Rachel

By Contributor Rachel

By Contributor Rachel

By Contributor Rachel

By Contributor Rachel

Betony (Stachys officinalis) in the wildflower meadow

By Contributor Rachel

A plentiful crop of raspberries!

By Contributor Rachel

An orchid. Possibly a Common Spotted Orchid (Dactylorhiza fuchsii).

By Contributor Rachel

Colourful cherry leaves

By Contributor Rachel

By Contributor Rachel

By Contributor Rachel

Pulmonaria (Lungwort)

By Contributor Rachel

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.
Why don't you?
Have a go at orienteering. Download maps at http://www.braidburnvalleypark.org.uk/
Visitor information
On bus route 5,11,15,15A & 16. Access for disabled.
Other useful links
Braidburn Valley Park website
Management Plan
Download the park management plan
Facilities
Seating
Bike racks
Outdoor gym equipment
Orienteering course
Cycle route
Get Involved
Friends of Braidburn Valley
Contact Details
Comiston Road
EH10 5TE
0131 529 5151
southeast.locality@edinburgh.gov.uk