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27th May 2013: A Walk Through Colinton Dell by Alex Dunedin

Edinburgh Colinton dell

Unfortunately there was a change of plan for the 27th of May walk on the Water of Leith.  Juliet Wilson was not be able to take us, however I took everyone on a walk through the Dell so we could have a conversation about the landscape and think about sustainability education.

Everyone was invited to come along and enjoy a walk, socialise and share what knowledge they have about the nature we encounter.  Susan Brown who is running Ragged Sustainability could not make the walk but did provide some thinking tools to stimulate how we are percieving the landscape around us and start to realise what is missing from it.  The following are notes drawn together for the walk…

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My Local Patch: A Sense of Place and Inspiration by Juliet Wilson

In the Spring of 2009 I decided to commit to some ongoing voluntary work. I chose to become a river patroller with the Water of Leith Conservation Trust, as I love the river and saw that the trust was doing a great job in protecting it.

Four years on and I’m still visiting the Colinton Dell area of the Water of Leith every week (except for holidays and a few winter weeks of treacherous ice on the walkways). I pick litter and take notes on walkway usage and the wildlife I see. The area has become my ‘local patch’, my most visited green-space. Read more