I've been approached to offer a course of nature walks around Inch Park in the summer. As I've never visited the park before, I thought it might be a good idea to walk around it before having a meeting about the course! So that's what Crafty Green Boyfriend and I did today!
Inch Park is by the side of the Cameron Toll Shopping Centre
and centres on the old Inch House.
The Braid Burn runs through the park
and the lower lying parts of the park are badly flooded at the moment
There are some lovely trees in the park, including silver birches, yews and Scots pines. There are also a number of fallen trees that are being allowed to lie,
as good habitat for fungi, such as this turkey tail
Much of the ground away from the playing fields is covered in wild garlic and few flowered leek, which will bloom in a couple of months
The blackthorn is already in bloom
There are a good number of nest boxes for birds
and some lovely sculptures
Looking across the sports fields you get lovely views of Arthur's Seat
while at the side of the sports fields there are some lovely displays of snowdrops