Wintry Walk at Cammo Estate

Saturday, 18 January 2014
Gardens at Cammo Estate
Ruins at Cammo Estate
Ruins at Cammo Estate
Monkey tree at Cammo Estate
Gardens at Cammo Estate
Monkey tree at Cammo Estate
Monkey tree at Cammo Estate
attempted to get Blair to take OOTD photos....every single one blurred....siiigh
Tree roots at Cammo Estate
Frozen canal at Cammo Estate
Ruins at Cammo Estate
Ruins at Cammo Estate
Ruins at Cammo Estate
Ruins at Cammo Estate
Water tower at Cammo Estate
Water tower at Cammo Estate
River at Cammo Estate
Selfie
obligatory selfie

Last Sunday was one of those beautiful winters days where it's all frosty but the sun is shining, so Blair and I decided to go out for a walk.  Earlier in the week I'd read about a place called Cammo Estate (also called Cammo Park) which isn't far from our flat so we popped on our hats and scarves and jumped in the car.  The estate is out near Barnton in Edinburgh, just past the Barnton junction and is pretty hidden unless you know about it. There's a wee car park but the street next to the main entrance has free parking so we just stopped there - it is residential though so obviously you need to be careful not to upset any residents by parking over their driveway or anything!

The estate has been empty since the 1950's when the last owner moved out and it started to fall into disrepair.  Now much of the place is in ruins, with just a few walls left from the original house and the old stables (be careful in here, it's pretty dilapitated!).  There's a lot of woodland and wide grassy open space for kids or dogs to run around, so it's ideal for a Sunday walk with the family.  As we didn't have a map or anything when we were walking round it's only now I've looked up about the place online again that I've realised we missed out a few bits like the walled garden and seeing the old ash tree - oh well, an excuse to go back!

3 comments:

  1. This place looks amazing, your photos are so atmospheric! :)

    Lynsey xxx

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  2. Wow that looks a wonderful place for a bit of exploring!

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  3. these photos are gorgeous! I bet it was an amazing place to wander around!


    Hannah xx

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