Braidburn Valley Park

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Braidburn Valley Park: The long linear park covers 11 hectares bisected by the Braidburn, a narrow watercourse which runs from the south to the north of the park. This is a valuable wildlife corridor and for this reason the park is designated a Local Biodiversity Site.

The Park is also home to an increasing range of wildlife. Local children have created a wildflower meadow to attract more insects and birds. A heron, bats, foxes and even a shy otter make their home in the Park. The burn is clean enough for small trout.

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The aim of orienteering is to navigate in sequence around a course of control points in a natural setting. The control points are marked on an orienteering map. You can run, jog or walk. The challenge is to use the map to decide the best route to complete the course in the quickest time.

In April 2008, a permanent orienteering course with 21 control points were installed in Braidburn Valley Park. The orange and white control point plaques will be mounted on low wooden posts. The start of the course is near the main entrance to the Park at Greenbank Crescent. The course is over relatively unchallenging terrain so is straightforward and a good place to have your first go at orienteering.


How to get here


The Park is located approximately one mile south of Morningside Junction, just off the A702 (at Comiston Road/Pentland Terrace). It is well-served by public transport, and on-street parking is available adjacent to the Park.


Lothian Bus services 11 and 15, run along Comiston Road/Pentland Terrace; Services 5 and 16 run along Greenbank Crescent.


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