On Wednesday 29th May, seven Friends of Hopetoun Crescent Garden took the 44 bus out to the Water of Leith Visitor Centre at Slateford for our Annual Walk. There we met up with Helen, our walk leader, and experienced a truly wonderful walk with a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic leader.
Less than 10 minutes into the walk upstream, we spent a lot of time watching a female otter as she hunted for fish – and learnt that female otters like about 24 miles of river to themselves!
We learnt a great deal about the history of the Water of Leith; of the mills along its length; of the various wealthy land owners and the flora and fauna of the river.
It was an inspiring, over an hour long walk, and we wished more members had been able to come along.
Thanks to Olive Hill for organising and especially thanks to Helen Brown for opening our eyes to the beauty on our doorstep.
AND DON’T FORGET THE GARDEN PARTY ON THE 23RD OF JUNE!!!
FOOD WINE AND MUSIC.
There are a some pictures from the walk in the Gallery here.