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Nature trails

Nature trails map

Tree management


The Friends of Hermitage of Braid and Blackford Hill offer a number of activities throughout the year to help them satisfy their constitutional objective:

"To engage and involve the local community in environmental issues and action, through information exchange, education and practical activities."

Green Dog Walking

We have secured a grant and have ambitious plans to promote green dog walking in the Reserve.


On the first Sunday of every month we hold a volunteering activity. Meet outside Hermitage House, dressed for the weather. There is no need to book in advance, just turn up. It is great fun! Details are posted on Facebook before each day.

A successful balsam bash

Orienteering map

Edinburgh Southern Orienteering Club