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Parks: Rocheid Path

Recent cutback of Holly Trees at Western Entrance by Local friends group volunteers.

By Contributor Bethan Haston

Historic photo of Rocheid Path

By Contributor Bethan Haston

By City of Edinburgh Council

By City of Edinburgh Council

By City of Edinburgh Council

By City of Edinburgh Council

Background
This attractive little path is an unexpected and delightful woodland glade full of the sound of birds and the murmurings of the Water of Leith. Newly planted tree and fern planting along the north banking with history panels installed.
History and heritage
The path is named after the colourful Rochheid family who once owned the property as part of their estate. It was originally given to the old Edinburgh Corporation free of charge by the governors of Fettes Trust to form an access from Bell Place to Arboretum Avenue to be permanently maintained as a garden or shrubbery ground.
Facilities
Water of Leith walkway
Wildlife
Woodland
Contact Details
Arboretum Avenue
EH3 5NU
0131 529 5050
northwest.locality@edinburgh.gov.uk