Guided Walks and Talks

Our Guided walks for the summer are as follows:

Tuesday 9th July  13:30pm to 15:30pm            The Iron Works of Cramond

            Please note this walk includes 2 flights of 70 steps

Starts at Cramond Brig ends Cramond Village

Saturday 20th July  10:30 to 12:30                

     Cramond Village and Kirkyard

Tuesday 30th July   13:30 to 15:30                    

Cramond Village and Kirkyard

Saturday 17th August 10:30 to 12:30                

The Iron Works of Cramond

            Please note this walk includes 2 flights of 70 steps                      Starts at Cramond Brig ends Cramond Village

Monday 26th August  13:00 to 15:00                  Cramond Island

Tuesday   10th September 13:30 to 12:00         The Iron Works of Cramond

            Accessible tour from Cramond to Fair-a-far

Please pre-book your place at - admin@cramondheritage.org.uk

no later than the Wednesday before your preferred date

Let us know - your name, preferred date, and the number in your party

IF YOU HAVE A GROUP THAT WISH A PERSONAL WALK OUTWITH THE PROGRAMME PLEASE GET IN TOUCH

We can also come out to your group or society and speak on the various subject of the walks 

 

CONTACT:       admin@cramondheritage.org.uk    

 

 

SEE BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS OF OUR SERVICES 

 

The Trust can provide knowledgeable local guides to provide guided walks around the area for organisations, groups or schools.  The guides also have presentations that can be delivered at your own venue.

For further information / bookings:    admin@cramondheritage.org.uk

ALL OUR GUIDES ARE VOLUNTEERS, HOWEVER WE WOULD APPRECIATE A DONATION of £3.50 TO HELP US KEEP 'THE MALTINGS  OPEN. (Accompanied Children under 16 free)

 

Our topics for guided walks and presentations and talks at your venue include:-

The Roman Fort

Built c142AD as an outlier of the Antonine wall, the fort became a base for the campaigns in the north by Septimius Severus (c208 AD) and was occupied even later. Notice boards erected throughout the site provide further insight into the Roman occupation.

The 18th Century Village

The Kirk, Kirkyard, Manse, Tower, Glebe, school, village houses and lairds' mansion and grounds add up to an exceptionally complete picture of an 18th century Scottish village. Four successive homes of the lairds show architectural developments and indicate increasing prosperity of the landowners. This went with increasing separation from the people, culminating in 1826 in the destruction of half the village in a clearance to 'improve' the estate.

The Iron Mills

Between 1752 and 1860, a range of products such as nails and shovels were produced in a riverside “black country”. You can still see two of the four water driven mills with their lades, connecting tramway and a wharf. Workers lived in tied cottages beside the lower and upper mills and the managing director could oversee everything from his house up on the hill. The mills were owned by Carron Company (1759-1771) and by Cadell family (1771-1860).

The Mansions houses around Cramond

A talk covering the many large houses whose names still "haunt" our present day such as Barnton, Inveralmond, Cramond, Cammo houses and many more

Cramond Island

Accessible usually only during 4 hours per day at low tide, the island has been used from the 12th Century when it was owned by the Bishop of Dunkeld. Although most of the remains on the site are part of the World War 2 defences the guides will introduce you to the farming, holidaying as well as defensive use of the island. Your guide will advise the safest time for your walk out to the island for your tour.

If you are venturing out to the island yourselves, please check the notices on the esplanade for safe crossing times BEFORE you leave.

 

Bespoke walks/talks - 

The guides are happy to provide a bespoke service to capture the  interests of your club or association in the aspects of village life/history. Most walks start or finish at the Maltings to give visitors an opportunity to check out the exhibition and publications on their walk.

Cramond Trails

We have great pleasure in supporting the Cramond trails which are now signposted around the village with starting points at the Car park, Flagpole at the front and at the no 41 Bus stop at the top of Cramond Glebe Road.