The Hermitage of Braid and Blackford Hill is situated in the South of Edinburgh. It is one of my most favourite places in Edinburgh, a green jewel in the city. The Braid Burn flows through a woodland and some fields bounded by Blackford Hill to the North and the Braid Hills to the South.
It's always worth visiting during any season. Winter when there is snow is particularly nice.
I also really love all the old fences and paths.
During the summer there are plenty of insects to be found.
Autumn provides many opportunities to take photos of fungi.
At Blackford Pond there are many birds. Unfortunately, so far I have missed the mass frog spawning. One year, I'll get them.
There are also plenty of flowers. Some more welcome than others.
The top of Blackford Hill provides great views of the city.
It also features the Royal Observatory and the University's Department of Astronomy.