Saturday 29 September 2018

Staycation Weekend - Water of Leith

Today we had a lovely walk along the Water of Leith from Roseburn to Stockbridge.

There were plenty of birds to see including dippers

a grey heron

and goosanders

This part of the river walkway passes by the beautiful St Bernard's Well with its statue of Hygeia, the goddess of health

St Bernard's Well is open tomorrow as part of the Doors Open Day, as is Dean Gardens, a private garden on the opposite side of the river from the walkway. We visited St Bernard's Well as part of Doors Open Day in 2016, it's well worth the visit - you can see some of our photos on my Shapeshifting Green blog here. I visited Dean Gardens last year with one of my birdwatching classes (someone in the class has keys to the garden - you can see my photos from that visit here) another place well worth visiting on Doors Open Day!


Lowcarb team member said...

It looks such a nice walk.
Amazing how still the grey heron is.

All the best Jan

eileeninmd said...

Hello, looks like a great outing. I like the Dipper and the Heron photos. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new week ahead.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful images showing the Dipper, Grey Heron and Goosander, I am in love your photos.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely nature walk -- Doors Open is a great thing .

Jenn Jilks said...

I quite like Doors Open days here, as well. Your herons are lovely. We have these.
A staycation is a brilliant idea. We do this a lot since retirement!