Saturday, 24 August 2013

Wester Craiglockart Hill

I've blogged several times about Easter Craiglockart Hill (for example read the first few posts here) but today was, unbelievably, the first time Crafty Green Boyfriend and I have walked up Wester Craiglockart Hill.

There's a pretty wooded path round the hill which comes out onto the grassland that makes up the majority of the hill.

Part of the grassland has been for years a golf course, the other part is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for acid and calcareous grassland, though ecologically speaking, the SSSI is in very bad condition.

There are some lovely views up the hill, and today's low clouds made them particularly atmospheric (though at the same time that means that some of the photos are quite dark). I love the late summer pale gold grasses and the way they contrast with the dark skies and late summer dark green of the trees.


speedyrabbit said...

Beautiful place for a walk,xx Rachel

eileeninmd said...

Lovely views and the golden grasses are beautiful. Great post, have a happy weekend!

Pigeonhouse said...

Wester Craiglockhart Hill is great, especially for its views to the Pentlands. The fact that it is quite clearly distinct from Easter Craiglockhart Hill makes a mockery of Edinburgh’s claims to having ‘seven hills’, yet somehow it wouldn’t do for a city to have eight hills, so the two Craiglockharts have to be combined into one!

TexWisGirl said...

the natural looking prairie is beautiful.

Caroline Gill said...

Looks like you have had less rain than us today!

Bill said...

Thanks for taking us along.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Juliet,

I always enjoy seeing where you go out walking - beautiful place.
Happy weekend

Glo said...

Very picturesque scenery ~ what a pretty area for a walk :)

Tommaso Gervasutti said...

Great photos once more, I like the clouds.

In the meantime, if blogger allows me, I send you this haiku:

Towards summer's end:
the sun almost asks to be touched,
it has shredded its pride.

Sandy's witterings said...

One of the glories of good old Edinburgh is that it has these little corners of the counrtyside right in the middle of it. Don't think Wester Craiglockhart hill is one of the ones I've been to.