Figgate Park

City of Edinburgh | Portobello | Park | ★★

[Figgate Park]

Figgate Park is one of those spots that doesn't look like much on a map, but turns out to be a really rewarding spot for a stroll. At its heart is a large pond converted from a clay pit, traversed by photogenically curvaceous boardwalks with views of the swan and goose hideout of Heron Island, backed by glimpses of a distant Arthur's Seat. A wildflower meadow, playground and tarmac footpaths along the Figgate Burn - with its own Badger Island - complete the package. Badgers seem unlikely (the island's tiny!), but otters are reportedly sighted in the pond at quiet times of day. On our visit, we were more than content with watching several treecreepers, swans, cygnets and herons amongst other birdlife.

[Figgate Park]

Location & info

📌 Figgate Park ★★
Off Hamilton Terrace (street parking), half a mile west of Portobello town centre, 3 mi east of Edinburgh Waverley staion, G.R.: NT 299736 ///apron.swan.pans
Always open | Free



[Figgate Park]

[Figgate Park]

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[Treecreeper]

[Figgate Park]

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[Cygnets]

[Woodpigeon]

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