Cramond Island: A walk across the Edinburgh sea by WWII submarine defences

In Edinburgh, Walk by Claire

When I first started doing little adventures by myself, I ended up in Edinburgh during the festival. Which was busy and mad and excellent, but just around the corner was a very weird island that you could walk across the sea too, and it seemed too good to miss. I loved it, so I’m sharing some shots that I just found from a while back. The island has been there for a while and you walk down a path when the tide is out, next to concrete World War Two submarine defences that jut out of the sea.

Cramond Island is only about 600m big but the submarine defence and walkway that connect it the land is about 1.6km long (says the internet). It’s impressive to walk across the sea, knowing your time out there is limited, and the huge concrete spikes look amazing.

It’s a little day trip out from Edinburgh. I walked there and returned triumphant on a magnificent Scottish bus.

The walk along the mainland is pretty beautiful.

ClaireCramond Island: A walk across the Edinburgh sea by WWII submarine defences