Places to see birds


Similar to the Flotterstone area. The area is particular good in Spring and early Summer. The reservoirs and moorland offer the opportunity to see upland breeding birds. Species include ring ouzel, cuckoo, chats, red grouse, peregrine falcon and breeding waders such as curlew and common sandpiper.

Accessible on number 44 bus from Princes Street to terminus at Balerno, then 1.5 mile walk up minor road to Threipmuir. After crossing bridge, turn right and follow path to hide.