The Figgate Park is a hidden gem nestled neatly between Duddingston and Portobello in the East of Edinburgh. It plays host to some wonderful wildlife thanks to it’s diverse range of habitats including areas of woodland, pond, burn, hedge and meadow that provide food and shelter for many species.
At the east end the burn is partly diverted into a large pond, which used to be a claypit, supplying clay to the potteries in Portobello. It is now home to a dazzling array of wildlife, including recent visits from otters as the pond has a healthy population of fish for them to feed on including roach and eels. You can find more information on our wildlife page.
A play area lies to the north of here, and there is a boundary with the historic Craigentinny train depot, which celebrated its centenary in 2015. The park is well loved and used by locals as well as people from further afield who recognise the Figgate Park as one of the most pleasant parks in the city to stroll around