We are fortunate to live in an attractive area of Edinburgh offering pleasant green spaces as well as viewpoints giving panoramic views over other parts of the city and beyond.
All photographs by K Bryce Morrison. To see more of his work showing other scenes of Edinburgh & the Lothians, go to his website.
The Union Canal is ideal for walking, jogging, cycling and canoeing. Classic boat trips on the canal available from Ashley Terrace Bridge (by Harrison Park) during the summer months. These are run by the Edinburgh Canal Society who also hire out family rowing boats by the hour.
Craiglockhart Woods is good for walking with many different paths and routes. For the more energetic, climb up Easter Craiglockhart Hill to be rewarded by panoramic views over the city.
Wester Craiglockhart Hill at 175 meters is the highest point in the area and from the triangulation station on top there are fine views all round including towards the Pentland Hills to the south.
Craiglockhart Pond is home to swans and ducks and is a nice place to take a stroll. It also provides youngsters with their first experience of kayaking and sailing
Craiglockhart Sports and Tennis Centre provides many sports facilities including indoor and outdoor tennis courts, a fully equipped gym, squash courts, badminton courts and studios for a wide variety of exercise classes.
There are also indoor and outdoor sports facilities at the Meggetland sports complex.
The Merchants of Edinburgh Golf Course follows the contours of both Easter and Wester Craiglockhart Hills. If your golf is not up to par the views certainly are.
The Happy Valley area encompassing Craiglockhart pond and the Sports and Tennis Centre has its own interesting history that you can read about here.