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My Daily Walk - The Cherry Blossom Trail

My Daily Walk - The Cherry Blossom Trail


Postby RiverSong » Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:30 pm

Date walked: 28/04/2020

Time taken: 1.5 hours

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I'm still enjoying my daily walk and I'm still making up new routes starting from my front door. Today i was going to do a fast walk up to the Rest and Be Thankful on Corstorphine Hill, but then changed my mind when i remembered how narrow the paths are and how busy the hill is likely to be. Instead i did a circuit which skirted the edge of the hill then turned into Ravelston Woods and walked home via the cycle paths. The whole route was lined with Cherry Blossom Trees in full bloom, a wonderful sight.

This picture is a bit fuzzy, but i like the way the Pentlands are seen in the distance, I've spent many happy Sundays walking there
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Cherry Blossom tree in someone's garden
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Someone else's back garden
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This is the road which skirts Corstophine Hill. Usually it's a very busy road, but even with all the cars going up and down it's a nice place to walk
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At the very top of the road you cross over and take this path onto Corstorphine Hill. It leads you to the Rest and Be Thankful viewpoint.
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Cherry Blossom at the top of the hill
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More Cherry Blossom on the opposite side of the road
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This field edged with trees is the ancient road into Edinburgh. Travellers from the Highlands would cross the Forth, landing at South Queensferry, then walk to Cramond, Blackhall and up to here to enter the city. I like the idea that today i'm walking the same route that people have walked for hundreds of years.
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More Cherry Blossom, cant get enough of it
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And more
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Cherry Blossom in the grounds of the Mary Erskine school
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School building
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Arthurs Seat, seen from the school grounds. Just to the left of the photo you can see the cranes used to build the new St James Centre. In these changed times, I wonder what will happen to the centre now. Is anyone really going to hang around the brand new shops and restaurants? Not me, thats for sure.
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Deep inside Ravelston Woods are the remains of a quarry. Craigleith stone from here was used to build the fabulous buildings of the New Town
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Last of the Bluebells, i dont think they really got going this year, at least i havent seen that many
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View of the Forth and the Fife Coast. I have never seen the cliffs so clearly before. With the absence of planes and cars, the air quality has improved tremendously and you can see further than ever before.
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Final Cherry Blossom tree
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Throughout this walk, i was accompanied by the sounds of nature, in particular birdsong, and the trees were full of the little birds flying in and out. Every night for the past few weeks there have been fabulous sunsets over the Forth, and the night sky is full of stars. When i wake up in the morning the sky is a wonderful mixture of blue, white and gold. Nature has begun to heal itself.

Not the best of photos, but this is Venus rising above the new moon
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Sunset from the upstairs window
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Sunset over the Forth
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Re: My Daily Walk - The Cherry Blossom Trail

Postby RiverSong » Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:32 pm

My Daily Walk
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Re: My Daily Walk - The Cherry Blossom Trail

Postby Sgurr » Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:02 pm

We are so lucky to get all these blossoms. I feel so sorry for people living in town centres or near huge blocks of flats who have to make do with total concrete. (Lovely pics by the way.)
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Re: My Daily Walk - The Cherry Blossom Trail

Postby RiverSong » Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:53 pm

Sgurr wrote:We are so lucky to get all these blossoms. I feel so sorry for people living in town centres or near huge blocks of flats who have to make do with total concrete. (Lovely pics by the way.)


Yes, we are lucky to get the blossoms and so many of them too. I hope your husband is recovering now. :D
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Re: My Daily Walk - The Cherry Blossom Trail

Postby Raynor » Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:53 pm

Nice pics. Always look forward to seeing the cherry trees in spring.
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Re: My Daily Walk - The Cherry Blossom Trail

Postby RiverSong » Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:59 pm

Raynor wrote:Nice pics. Always look forward to seeing the cherry trees in spring.


Cheers Raynor, I look forward to the cherry blossom too, always glad to see the back of winter
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