It's strange isn't it? You spend years living in the same city and there are hidden gems you just never find unless something like an antiquarian quest leads you! Cammo Park is one of those gems. The road here branches off one of the main dual carriageways of west Edinburgh and immediately you could be in the country on the single track road. On the way here you pass a fantastic tower that wouldn't look out of place in a faerie tale. I have very vague recollections of being at the tower years ago, but it could have been a dream- this is a very dream like landscape of darkened paths through woods, old walled gardens etc. I didn't even know this standing stone existed until I bought the new Explorer map. It's not mentioned in the 'Standing Stones of the Lothians' or other books I've read. It's possible that it's connected to the Newbridge complex and may be associated with the nearby Cat Stane which is now inaccessible as it stands just metres form the main runway at Edinburgh Airport. The small wood that this stone is in is very peaceful, the trees acting to block out most of the traffic noise. It fell warm here too and there's sunlight filtering through the leaves just now. The stone is a biggy! It's about 5 foot tall and about 4 foot wide. It's fairly rounded unlike the Gogar Stone. On the west side is a dirty big rusty iron crook which, according to the guidebook, was probably put there in the 1800's. Such a peaceful setting it's easy to think I'm in the middle of nowhere. I went down to look at the small visitor centre and picked up a leaflet for the nearby Corstorphine Hill (which is visible from the Cammo Stone)- and in it there's pics of cup marked rocks which were only rediscovered recently. One thing leads on to another, the journey continuesÉ
Heading west out of Edinburgh towards the airport, take the A902 Maybury Road from either the A90 or A8. Take Craigs Road heading west and then immediately turn right onto Cammo Walk. Pass the Tower until reaching a small car park. The stone is up near the remains of the large estate house. There's a small visitor centre which sells guidebooks etc.