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Curling Rink Area – Community Consultation

During January and February, FCWNT carried out an informal consultation about the future of the curling rink area at the Craiglockhart Terrace entrance to the Local Nature Reserve. We asked households in the adjoining streets about possible future uses of the area. We had been concerned for some time about the state of the slab […]

The “Dirty Weekenders”

” On Sunday 2nd February, a valiant band of students from Edinburgh University’s Conservation Society (widely known as the ‘Dirty Weekenders’ ) descended on Craiglockhart Woods. Peter  Hawkins from Spokes had suggested that they do battle with the muddy path from the Craighouse entrance to the pond. Following all the recent heavy rain, this path […]

Swan Saga

You will remember that in the summer sadly both the 2 old swans vanished from the pond. It was learned that the female had been taken away by the SSPCA and had been put to sleep but it is still not certain what happened to the male. The cygnets were also removed by the SSPCA. […]

Curling Rink Area

Craiglockhart Terrace entrance to Easter Craiglockhart Hill Local Nature Reserve This area was used as a curling rink for many decades up to the Second World War. The rink fell into disrepair and was covered with a whindust surface in 1998. Despite a recent ‘tidy-up’, this important entrance area does not provide a very attractive […]

Free Environmental Workshops

Herbal First Aid Saturday 26 October, 10am – 1pm Hermitage of Braid, Edinburgh Fungi Foray Saturday 2 November, 10am – 1pm Colinton Dell, Edinburgh Bird Watching Saturday 30 November, 10am-12.30pm Craiglockhart, Edinburgh Woodland Christmas Crafts – Family Friendly Saturday 14 December, 10am – 1pm Water of Leith, Edinburgh Basic Survival Skills for Families Saturday 11 […]

Clean up event

Clean up event Easter Craiglockhart Hill Sunday 6th October 10.00am – 12.00pm Come along and give us a hand to collect litter. Even an hour of your time would be most welcome. We will provide bags, gloves and litter pickers. Meet at the gate to the pond at Lockharton Crescent at 10.00am OR at the […]

Community Ownership

The City of Edinburgh Council have recently completed a Public Consultation regarding the possibility to “transfer ownership and management of the woodland and open space within the Easter Craiglockhart Hill Local Nature Reserve and Craighouse Campus to the Council or appropriate body in the community.” The Friends of Craiglockhart Woods and Nature Trail (FCWNT) were […]

History Board

We are in the process of creating a “History Board” that will be sited in the area near Craiglockhart Pond. The board will tell the story of some of the events and characters that are associated with the immediate area. We are very keen to get find some good quality images of “Happy Valley” in […]

Craiglockhart (Magic) Woods

Despite the threat of snow and ice, this years “Magic Woods” event took place as planned on Saturday, 23 April. Although it was very cold on top of the hill the weather wasn’t too bad and everyone enjoyed an exciting adventure in the woods helping in the search for the elusive “Crow”.


The Venue for this year’s AGM has been changed from Craiglockhart Tennis Centre to the Meggetland Sports Complex Sorry for any inconvenience. All others details remain unchanged. The Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Craiglockhart Woods and Nature Trail will take place on Tuesday 5th March 2013 at 7.00 for 7.30. Refreshments will be […]