Had a wee wander trhough another of Edionburgh’s hidden gems, Ravestone Woods Local Nature Reserve. Here’s a few pics.
The park is a haven for wildlife; native trees include oak, ash and holly which are mixed with a number of planted exotics like horse chestnut and larch. The first record of this ancient woodland appears in 1826. Enjoy a walk through the woods in the spring and discover the rich carpet of Scottish Bluebells which covers the woodland floor. Look out for typical woodland birds such as robin, blackbird and wren. Tree-creepers and woodpeckers can also be found sharing the wood with raptors such as tawny owls and buzzards.
Alongside foxes, mice, voles and shrews, Ravelston has a thriving population of badgers.