Levenhall Links Management Plan Public Consultation

Closed 3 Nov 2023

Opened 13 Oct 2023


About this management plan

Levenhall Links is an area of mixed grassland, woodland, scrub and wetland situated on the East Lothian coast on the eastern side of East Lothians’ largest town, Musselburgh. A key management challenge is to create the right balance between nature conservation and recreation. The site is popular with local people who use it for informal recreation due to the site’s proximity to Musselburgh. A Countryside Ranger is employed on site, the post is funded by East Lothian Council. The Ranger is responsible for the day-to-day management of the site and also provides a programme of educational events and volunteering opportunities throughout the year.

This Levenhall Links Management Plan is the first management plan incorporating the newly landscaped wet meadow and wading bird refuge at the old ash lagoons 6 and 8, transforming the site for the benefit of nature and opening it up to more of the public.

The overarching vision of the management plan is to provide a high quality visitor experience whilst conserving the global, national and local natural heritage interests of Levenhall Links.

What is the purpose of the management plan?

The management plan will detail how we can manage Levenhall Links for the benefit of nature conservation and recreation until 2032. Following public consultation and approval, it gives the East Lothian Council Countryside Ranger Service, East Lothian Council, and stakeholders a guide on what policies, actions and research will inform the daily, seasonal and annual work on site and planning for the future of the site.

Why your views matter

Levenhall Links land is managed by ELC on behalf of Musselburgh Common Good. Your feedback will help us identify what people support and would like to see in Levenhall Links Management Plan.


  • All Areas


  • Everyone


  • Parks & open spaces