Figgate Park includes Figgate Pond
and a play area for children. The park is on the western side of
Baileyfield Road, to the south of Sir Harry Lauder Road and the East Coast
Figgate Burn (which becomes the
Braid Burn further upstream) runs through Figgate Park on its way to the Firth
of Forth at Portobello, about half a mile to the NE.
A new broadwalk was constructed on
the eastern site do the pond in 2009. A small plaque, dated May 2009, on
the broadwalk refers to wetland planting, around the broadwalk, by Water Gems
The photograph above was taken on
one of two visits that i made to Figgate Pond in September 2009. On my
first visit, a heron
and a kingfisher were at the pond, but neither was close enough to be
This view looks to the east from the
new broadwalk on the eastern edge of Figgate Pond.
Here are more views of