Saturday, 8 November 2014

Braid Hills

Last week the new Seven Hills Viewpoint was unveiled at the top of the Braid Hills. Crafty Green Boyfriend and i had thought about going along but agreed we prefer our walks without crowds and so we waited until today to go up.

The new information board is very comprehensive

and there are wonderful views from the Braid Hills of all the other hills in Edinburgh, including Arthur's Seat .

and the ski slope in the Pentlands

there are also a lot of bushes alongside the path (which is a bridle path and in places prone to mud and piles of horse manure!)

There were plenty of birds around, though we heard many more than we saw. We were however delighted near the end of the walk to see a group of at least five bullfinches.

The clouds were gathering,

but the rain held off until we finished walking.


TexWisGirl said...

very nice views!

sage said...

It looks like a nice walk. I didn't know there was a ski hill outside of Edinburgh

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

New parks and new walks are always welcome! I'm with ya on the crowds. We try never to go places on weekends .. Leave the beach and forest for those who have to work and go mid week when it's quieter.

RG said...

I do love good interpretive signs. The latest technologies help them be so much more colorful and clever and appealing.

I didn't know about the ski hill either. Is that snow from machines?

Crafty Green Poet said...

safe and Rabbit's Guy - the ski slope is an artifical one, made from a fibrous material. It can be used in all weathers.

Bill said...

rain clouds
from the top of a hill
we look at hills