Summer Outings while we maintain social distance will be difficult but in the spirit of LoFi – pack up a cake and coffee and self-guide yourself safely round our suggested routes.
We will set off from the start at 11am, if you want distant company. Please stay 2m apart, bring a mask and hand sanitiser!
Sunday July 26th – Forthquarter Park and Shore
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Start with a view of the Granton Gas Works off Waterfront Broadway.
Head south to the park entrance.
There is a large Morrisons supermarket if provisions are required.
Forthquarter Park is a newly developed previous industrial site .
Walking west through the park you will see part of the Granton Burn and wildlife at the quarry pond. Granton House stood on this site before it was destroyed by fire in 1954.
Leaving the Park at West Shore road travel north east through the redeveloped land to Caroline Park Avenue and Granton Castle Walled Garden.
North from the garden follow Charles Darwins path by the Firth coast along West Shore Road looking for photographic specimens to collect. The 3 bridges should be visible in the distance.
Continue to the grassy area of Gypsy Brae, the location of Granton Sea Quarry.
At this point you can choose to continue along the Shore to Silverknowes/Cramond or head inland through the tree-d area to West Shore Road and south Marine Drive and the Muirhouse Roundabout where buses to town are available.
Want to know more about the history of Granton and spend more time exploring? Try Curious Edinburgh’s Granton Tour.
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Please email in photographs from this walk to add to the Summer Sundays gallery.