As the leaves in the trees turn red and gold, there are few things better to do on a crisp and clear autumn day than go for a walk in the woods.
Edinburgh residents are lucky that there is a wealth of woodland on their doorstep – both in the Capital itself and within a short drive or bus ride from the city centre.
As you tramp around the trees keep a lookout for wildlife, much of which becomes easier to see without the summer cover of foliage.
Look out for squirrels stocking up for winter, charismatic robins, and listen for the tell-tale sound of woodpeckers excavating nest holes or drilling for delicious grubs.
You might even be lucky enough to see roe deer, which inhabit several city parks including Corstorphine Hill.
And twilight walkers may enjoy close encounters with foxes, badgers and hedgehogs.
Here are 10 of the best walks around Edinburgh for leaf peepers and wildife lovers.
1. River Almond
The walkway following the RIver Almond from Cramond Brig to Cramond village takes in a variety of woodland, including beech, oak and sycamore. Taking around two hours to complete, the walk is well-known for its stunning autumnal colours. Photo: Canva/Getty Images
2. Cammo Estate
Sitting on the edge of the Capital, the 85-acre Cammo Estate is a country park offering miles of pretty woodland walks, along with a picturesque tower and the atmospheric ruins of Cammo House. Photo: Canva/Getty Images
3. Corstorphine Hill
One of the seven hills of Edinburgh, Corstorphine Hill has a wealth of woodland walks and it one of the most wildlife-rich parts of the Capital. There's also the bonus of stunning views over the city's skyline. Photo: Shutterstock
4. The Pentlands
There are a number of wonderful wooded walks in the Pentlands. One of the prettiest and easiest to find is a track around Harlaw Reservoir - just follow the squirrel signs. Photo: Canva/Getty Images