I went back to Cramond and walked upstream along the River Almond. It's a nice walk and doesn't feel at all like you're in the city. It was also a fairly successful walk from a wildlife watching point of view. Well worth the £1.20 bus ride from the centre of Edinburgh.
I walked as far as the Old Cramond Brig, which dates from the 16th century. According to the interweb, Sir Walter Scott describes that it was on this bridge that a disguised King James V was rescued from a fight. I of course was oblivious to this at the time and was much more interested in the Grey Wagtail sitting on the bridge. There were quite a number of Grey Wagtails flitting about the river and with patience I was able to get quite close to the one photographed above.Posted: April 9th, 2009