The Figgate Park lies in the east of Edinburgh, nestled neatly between Duddingston and Portobello. It is almost exactly a kilometre long, west to east, from Duddingston road to Baileyfield Road, following the line of the Figgate Burn. The park has a wonderful mix of wild areas at either end of the flowing burn, and large grassy expanses. There are even a few picnic tables.
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.