Of ancient Ratho reared with cost and pain, how few and wretched monuments remain!
Distinctions lost! No marks of state adorn! And Ratho looks like Troy a field of corn.
Bridges and boats for pleasure crown the scene, and ne'er was Ratho known so sweet and clean.
This cache has been placed to coincide with the Scottish Geocacher Day Out – Ratho Park. It will be left in place after the event.
This is one of two caches on Tormain Hill near Ratho. On a clear day, you will have fabulous views of the Pentlands and across Edinburgh as far as Berwick Law.
It has a sturdy hardcore path. Suitable for kids, and buggies.
You will have to bring along your own pen or pencil
If you are new to Geocaching or don't know the area, then have a look at my bookmark lists for Edinburgh, you may find them helpful.
On the 10th August 2005 I came here with Mark Stephen the presenter of the 'Out of Doors' programme on BBC Radio Scotland to do an interview on Geocaching. The programme got aired on the 13th August 2005. Wildlifewriter has recorded the programme and edited out the non-geocaching parts. The article runs for 16 minutes.
You can listen to it HERE.