• Curling Rink Area

    Craiglockhart Terrace entrance to Easter Craiglockhart Hill Local Nature Reserve

    curling-rinkThis 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 welcome to the woods and the pond beyond. A slab path was laid down in 2001 but it is now in poor repair. There are access problems, especially in bad weather and especially for people with mobility difficulties.

    The Friends of Craiglockhart Woods and Nature Trail together with Edinburgh Council have produced a Development Plan for the curling rink area. We think the area would be greatly improved if:

    • The slab path was replaced
    • Wildflower meadows were created instead of the grassed areas
    • Fruit trees were planted at the entrance
    • The whin area was kept for community events such as fetes but the playing of petanque (French bowls) was encouraged

    Over the next couple of months, we will consult in various different ways with the users of the curling rink area and with the people who live in the surrounding community.
    Please take the time to read our proposals and to tell us what you think. We will give careful consideration to every view and this feedback will help us to improve our proposals. Please e-mail us on the website, www.craiglockhartwoods.org or write, if you prefer, to: The Secretary, FCWNT, 2, Lockharton Crescent, Edinburgh EH14 1AX

    Click here for a copy of the draft Management Plan