Cramond

The Ferry

 

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Cramond

The Ferry

This view shows Cramond with its houses facing directly onto the banks of the River Almond.  Later, an esplanade was built in front of the houses.

Cramond became a popular resort for sailing boats and dinghies in the 20th century, though the river is tidal so access to the Firth of Forth (and return!) is only possible within about three hours of each high tide.

Here the river banks are popular, but there are only two boats on the river, one being the ferry.

The ferry operated for most (or all?) of the 20th century giving access on foot from Cramond to a path that ran along the coast, beside Lord Rosebery's  Dalmenny Estate, for about five miles to the Forth Bridge at South Queensferry.

The ferry stopped operating during the 'foot and mouth restrictions' and is currently not running (despite the notice still being on display at the Cramond landing stage) as the landing stages have apparently been declared unsafe.

 

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