Craiglockhart Woods is part of a wild and beautiful spot within the City of Edinburgh, less than three miles from Princes Street. There is an abundance of flora (and fauna) in the area, with hills, a very large pond, a stream, and – of course – lots of trees.
It is part of the Craiglockhart Hills Urban Widlife Site – a local nature reserve (LNR) – which includes most of Easter Craiglockhart hill. The LNR comprises woodlands and meadow with magnificent views over Edinburgh, Fife and the Pentland Hills from the top the hill and is an oasis of calm and beauty in the bustling city of Edinburgh.
The LNR is jointly managed by the City of Edinburgh Council (CEC), Edinburgh Napier University and The Friends of Craiglockhart Woods and Nature Trail Group (FCWNT).
We hope that you will take the opportunity to visit and enjoy the woods and nature trail. You can download an excellent new leaflet with a map here showing access points and the paths. It also gives more detailed background information on the area’s history and attractions. You can also find printed copies locally in the Craiglockhart Sports Centre receptions, The Water of Leith Visitor Centre or the Edinburgh Napier University Craighouse Campus Reception.
This website aims to tell you more about the LNR, who the FCWNT are and what we do and help you to make the most of this wonderful area. We are always grateful for feedback and you can give us your views by visiting the Contact page – you can also submit any interesting photos of the woods and nature trail that you would like to share with everyone via the Contact page.