Parks and gardens - River Almond Walkway
|Name||River Almond Walkway|
|Telephone||0131 529 2401|
Natural Heritage Service
Wildlife habitats - river and woodland
|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.|
Cramond Glebe Road
Opening times: 10am-6pm.
Baby changing facilities available.
No disabled access.
|Organise an event||Find out how to organise an event in Edinburgh's parks|
|Getting involved||Friends of the River Almond Walkway|
|Management Plan||Download the walkway management plan|