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Cramond Island, Edinburgh

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Cramond Island is one of several islands in the Firth of Forth in eastern Scotland, near Edinburgh. It lies off the foreshore at Cramond. It is long and covers. The island is part of the Dalmeny Estate, owned by the Rosebery Estates Partnership, and is let to Cramond Boat Club.GeographyCramond Island is a tidal island about one mile (1.6 km) out to sea, which is connected to the mainland at low tide across the Drum Sands. A paved path, exposed at low water, allows easy access. This causeway runs at the foot of a row of concrete pylons on one side of the causeway, which were constructed as a submarine defence boom during the Second World War and are one of the most striking sights in the area. At high tide the path is covered by several feet of seawater which cuts the island off from the mainland. It is safe to walk along the raised causeway to the island at low tide, but only if visitors ensure that they leave enough time to return to the mainland before the water rises. The speed at which the tide comes in can easily trap the unwary. A large signpost (located at the start of the causeway) warns visitors of the danger. If this warning is ignored, there can be serious accidents or people may be stranded on the island until the next low tide. In 2011, a Daniel Defoe of Livingston, West Lothian and an unidentified female found themselves trapped on the island due to miscalculating the times of the tide. This story gained the attention due to the ironic parallels with Robinson Crusoe; a novel written by the 17th century writer Daniel Defoe. Coastguards recommend that the crossing is only attempted during the two hours either side of low water. The island is in the estuary of the River Almond whose mouth is near the landward end of the crossing. It is a popular recreation area.
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  • The Cramond island is one of the things more wonderful that I have seen, different and surprising rides commonly make. To access it, I went with a friend walking throughout the city, we have traveled a lot come super exhausted but the truth is that much worth! The walk is the possibility to live and enjoy the city, stop by the different neighborhoods and streets, it is a path that would be essential to make, are around 1:30 hour on foot to reach the destination, it is not for everyone. Is well worth leaving early and arrive around noon, in fact the most suitable is previously see table of tides in which access to the island is discovered because once it begins to rise it cover completely! Beautiful natural phenomenon also seen. There is a sign at the start of the walkway that leads to the island, if not must be sought by internet, at low tide. Is that you can also SMS but it may be more complicated (timetables by SMS. Send a free SMS with the word CRAMOND the 81400 and you will receive a message with the schedule of the tides and safe crossing times. This is a service provided by the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution), an organization non-profit dedicated to saving lives at sea every year have to carry out rescues in the island of Cramond.), I prefer to search online and then if I have doubts consult by sms. When I went, we were lucky that just was in downpipe for what we agreed quickly without problems. The island is small, it runs at a good time, the views from there are dream, it is a magical place. To return to the Centre of Edinburgh, we did walk again, we already have a great story about that time we were very tired but eager to learn, we were so distracted that we lost, which was great since we met many things and details more of this incredible city, such as for example the DEAN VILLAGE and the WATER OF LEITH trails bordering the river that runs through the city something very nice and peaceful to navigate, the Water of Leith Walkaway footpath runs through Edinburgh along the River until reaching The Shore, in the District of Leith. One of the most beautiful stretches is that traverses the beautiful village of Dean Village and the neighbourhood of Stockbridge; also take a street where we find the cemetery more "famous" from the city that it hides a little story about the saga of Harry Potter, the Greyfriars cemetery; We have encountered many amazing things worthwhile not remember at this time do it walking. In summary, Edinburgh is a beautiful city with thousands of constant surprises.
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  • Walk along the causeway at low tide, visit the second world war remains amd explore the rest of the isñamd on foot. But be sure you return to the mainland before the tide comes back in otherwise you m...  more »
  • At low tide you can calmly go on the island. The island stands the ruin of the building, from the island we have a view of the ocean from a different perspective what is pleasant feeling:) People walk in there with their families, dogs, or are themselves. Super place.
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  • Lovely place. Recommended to everyone visiting Edinburgh!
  • Nice beautiful place.. Nice walking area
  • Really nice spot. You can walk to the island with low tide.
  • Very beautiful view of Cramond island, highly recommended.
  • Lovely beach for the dogs pity tide was out apart from that was good