Burdiehouse Burn Valley Park is a beautiful Local Nature Reserve (LNR), created in 2006 in South-East Edinburgh, maintained by the City of Edinburgh Council through its Countryside Ranger Service.  It stretches from Gilmerton Road, at Ellen’s Glen, to the A701 Straiton Road at Burdiehouse village, passing through Moredun woods, Gilmerton Dykes, and the estates of Southhouse and Burdiehouse, and is popular with walkers and cyclists alike. As well as woodland walks, it contains a wildflower meadow, and a play area which includes a skate park, and is home to birds and bats.

The Friends group was formed in 2008 by people who love this beautiful part of South-East Edinburgh, and want to support it and its wildlife, and is a registered charity. They work in conjunction with the Ranger Service, and are involved in activities that help to look after the park, such as monthly burn clean-ups, Himalayan Balsam clearing, wild flower planting and bird and bat box installation and maintenance.