This story is about: Burdiehouse Burn Valley Park Local Nature Reserve, Edinburgh
Shared by: Bruce Bennet
When I moved to the area 20 years ago Burdiehouse Burn was scrubland and a space for walking dogs. Over that time it has been transformed into a beautiful Park stretching 3 miles through South Edinburgh. An active Friends group along with many Council departments have led this transformation, with tarmac routes, a skate park, playing fields, lots of tree planting, habitat improvements, wildflower meadows and not forgetting a clean sparkling burn running the length of the Park.
Recent campaigns to address local dog fouling and litter has eventually led us to become a Local Nature Reserve with Green Flag status. It is a pleasure to visit and with more hard work will become a larger home for wildlife in a crowded suburb of Edinburgh.