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Step out for Stroke - Water of Leith Sponsored Walk

The Stroke Association are holding a series of sponsored walks around the country this spring and have chosen to use the Water of Leith for their Edinburgh walk. The Walk is on Sunday 16th May and if you would like to take part please contact them direct at


Kids Event on Thursday - A Hunting we will go

Not sure what to do with the kids next week, why not join in our event on Thurs 15th April at 2.00pm, at the Visitor Centre. 'A hunting we will go' is a wild expedition into the Dells where we track, seek and scavenge around for signs of wildlife. Booking Essential. £3.50 per child (accompanying adult free)


Getting Potty for the Plant Sale

We will be holding our famous (!) Plant Sale on Sat 8th May from 10.00am at the Visitor Centre and we are looking for donations of plants, so if you are sowing seeds, dividing plants in your garden or digging out surplus please spare a thought for the Plant Sale, and pot it up - we are looking for all green donations of plants and produce. If you think you can help, let us know. Even if you are not green fingered please print off a poster attached and pop it up in your local shop.



Community Clean-up in Bonnington / Leith on Sunday 11th April. 2pm - 4pm

Come along to a community clean-up of the river and walkways between Newhaven Road and Great Junction Street Bridge.  If there are enough people we may be able to tackle the walkway / cycle track up to Stedfast Gate.  We provide all the equipment, but bring waterproofs just in case it rains.  Meet in the small car park near the river on West Bowling Green Street.  Here is a link to a map.

As always let Charlotte know if you can make it - 0131 455 7367


Fishing Season Starts Next week

It is possible to fish for Brown Trout on the Water of Leith by free permit.  The fishing season official starts on the 1st April.  You can get a permit from the Water of Leith Visitor Centre, Council offices at Waverley Court, The City of Edinburgh Council Ranger Service at the Hermitage of Braid, Fishing Tackle shops throughout the city, Post Offices at Juniper Green, Currie and Balerno and Bailiffs on patrol along the river.  Happy Fishing !