Hailes Quarry Park
I never knew much about this place other than it was on the edge of Wester Hailes and it was used for people to walk their Staffies and Rotties. It’s bordered by the Union Canal, Dumbryden, Murrayburn Road and Longstone and it’s quite a nice area, despite a recent mugging in the park. I was actually here to see the outdoor gym, not to use it you understand but found it draped in wee neds in tracksuits, not to train in obviously so I gave it a miss today.
This blog tells the history of the quarry more than I ever could and is quite interesting. I never knew it actually was a big actual quarry, and now I do.
Coming in from the Dumbryden side.
I’ll get the gym another day and there was kid playing on the adventure park thingy so to avoid a lynch crowd for taking pics kids happened to be in I avoided that too. Safter, especially here.
This is the view over the park towards Corstorphine Hill.
I have to say by this point I was surprised by the lack of devil dogs in the park, not that long ago 2 pricks with a Rottie tried to get it to attack the mum-in-laws Shih Tzu up here, can happen anywhere but sad to say, this sort of scum is about here a lot more giving the area an undeserved bad name.
Anyway onto the wee woods and what looks like an unofficial campfire site.
This was a bit Blair Witch…
This actually gave me the creeps, a giant stoney face?
And no visit to Wester Hailes would be complete without a view of the wildlife, here bigfoot makes his way across the park, clad in a hoodie and adidas joggies…