Walk: Cramond to Queensferry - foray along the Forth

City of Edinburgh | Cramond | Half day walk | ★★★

[Eagle Rock]

This snippet of the John Muir Way explores the coastline between the desirable Edinburgh suburb of Cramond and the attractive fishing village of South Queensferry. The scenery is pleasantly varied, with the path passing through fields, forest, parkland, past sandy beaches and rocky shoreline. As well as a couple of impressive mansions, man-made highlights include a weathered carving of an eagle believed to date from Roman times; further on, the iconic red towers of the Forth Rail Bridge herald the end of the linear route.

[Approaching the Forth Rail Bridge]

📌 Walk: Cramond to Queensferry - foray along the Forth ★★★
Park at the finish (street parking) and take the regular bus to the start. Start at Cramond Brig, end of Brae Park Road, Cramond, 5 miles west of Edinburgh Waverley station, G.R.: NT 180756 ///bugs.fast.ranged. Space to park on east side of bridge; bus stop on A90 on the west side. Finish at the bus stop on Station Road, immediately west of Dalmeny railway station, South Queensferry, G.R.: NT 135780 ///second.pounds.riverside.

▶ 10 km / 6 mi | ▲ 80 m | ⌚ Half a day | Moderate
Features: Cramond Brig; Eagle Rock; Dalmeny House ★★★; South Queensferry ★★★ & town sights
Terrain: Clear paths and tracks, some muddy sections. At low tide sections of beaches provide a more scenic alternative.

Route & map

Start & Cramond Brig - Eagle Rock & Dalmeny House via John Muir Way - South Queensferry & town sights - Ferry Glen - finish

Route credit: John Muir Way (modified)
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On our visit

Wildlife: Shetland ponies, a mouse in the undergrowth, grey wagtails, blue tits, mallard ducks, tiny fish in rock pools.
Weather: Sunny with clouds scudding across the sky; route mostly sheltered from a strong southerly wind.

Also on this walk

📌 Eagle Rock
On the coast half a mile northwest of Cramond, 5 mi northwest of Edinburgh Waverley station, G.R.: NT 185774 ///cooks.artist.after
Always open | Free

Chronological photo guide

[Cramond Brig]

[River Almond]

[John Muir Way leaving Cramond]

[John Muir Way leaving Cramond]

[Cramond Island]

[Eagle Rock]

[Eagle Rock]

[Drum Sands]

[Coast path near Snab Point]

[Drum Sands]

[Drum Sands, Barnbougle Castle beyond]

[Dalmeny House]

[Coast at Crow Thickets]

[Approaching the Forth Rail Bridge]

[Forth Rail Bridge]

[Ferry Glen, South Queensferry]


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