October 2003


About five miles to the west of Edinburgh on the Firth of Forth

Boats and Ferry House

Boats and Ferry House  -  Cramond  -  October 2003

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

Photographed 1.00pm,  11th October 2003


This view looks across the narrow channel of the River Almond.

For many years there has been a ferry at this point taking passengers on foot from the eastern shore of the River Almond at Cramond (about five miles to the west of Edinburgh) to the western bank of the river from which there was a walk of about five miles along the Firth of Forth, past Dalmenny House, to the Forth Bridges at South Queensferry.

The ferry closed during the foot and mouth outbreak, and has not yet [at January 2004] reopened.  I believe there may also be some concern over the safety of the landing stages that has prevented the re-opening of the ferry.

Please click here to see a view a little further downstream



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