Sunday 3 September 2017

Late Summer, River Almond

Yesterday was a lovely late summer day and we walked along the River Almond from Cramond Brig up to Edinburgh airport. It's a lovely walk, though you do need to be prepared for sudden loud noises from relatively low flying aircraft. The river is very picturesque

and much of the walk is along a wooded walkway that runs alongside agricultural land

Many flowering plants are seeing now, like this rosebay willowherb

We had a picnic lunch near our traditional picnic tree

and as we often do, we saw a kingfisher not far from here.

On the way back we decided to take the lower path, which has lovely river views

but is very overgrown and in parts almost blocked by fallen trees! This made the walk more of an adventure than normal!


eileeninmd said...

Hello, lovely views and scenery! Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new week ahead!

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

Love the name. River Almond! Looks like the trout will love it.

Jamie Purves said...

A grand walk and a proper adventure up river of Cramond brig and Jock Howiesons House. Good chance of seeing Goosanders, Dippers and Wagtails too! At the other end the apple scones at the Falls(formerly Cockle Mill) are delicious, and if the tides with you there's always Cramond island!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Thanks Eileen!

I think the trout do live it, Simon!

Jamie - we didn't see any of those birds this time but often do. Don't know about the apple scones, but have enjoyed snacks at the Falls. Years since we've been to Cramond Island though