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Let's go up Arthur’s Seat on a Sunday...

  • May 19, 2013 · 11:30 AM
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Invigorate yourself with an extended walk up and around Edinburgh’s finest extinct volcano. 
A reasonable level of fitness is required and you should be prepared for more challenging routes. You'll need proper walking shoes as it can be muddy and slippery.  Due to Edinburgh's changeable weather a weatherproof jacket is also advised.

Walkers are responsible for their own safety, and no member or organizer from the group can be held responsible in case of any mishap. By signing up for this walk you are understood to have agreed to these terms.

Walk Details

Distance: estimated 5 km (3 miles)

Total Ascent: estimated 400 meters

Approximate total time, including breaks: 2 hours

Meet me at the the black information kiosk in the Holyrood carpark (close to the Palace and opposite the crags). Leaving at 11.40, returning to the kiosk. The exact route will be chosen on the day and we'll walk for roughly two hours.  Weather permitting, the route will take in a full 360 degree panorama from vantage points en-route.

Getting there

It's a short walk from bus stops at the east end of Princess Street or on North Bridge, which are served by most Lothian Buses. Lothian buses 35 stops at the foot of the Royal Mile near the Parliament and Palace.

Facilities & Dogs

There are public toilets at the education centre to the east of the park.  Following the walk, I'll be taking a short stroll to Hemma, http://www.bodabar.com/mt-static/hemma.html for drinks and perhaps a bite to eat; you're welcome to join me.

Dogs are welcome on this walk and in the pub, but must be kept under control at all times and on a short lead as required. Flexible and long leads are a trip hazard and therefore not permitted.

 

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  • elaine g.

    Enjoyable, not too strenuous walk. The group was friendly and the fog didn't dampen our spirits! Thanks Allan!

    May 19, 2013

  • Linda

    Another great walk. Thanks Allan :-)

    May 19, 2013

  • Kerry H.

    Thanks for a good walk, I was there !

    May 19, 2013

  • Luke S.

    Another good walk in the fog

    May 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi! Got late (sorry :/ ) climbed on my own, checked Hemma and Holyrood 9A, you guys still meeting? :)

    May 19, 2013

  • JAMES B.

    sorry cant make walk c u soon jim

    May 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry unable to make the walk due to work commitments.

    May 18, 2013

  • Jan

    my sciatica is playing up so i think I'll give this one a miss, especially as there seems to be a wait list. Have fun all

    May 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't make it now. Have a great time!

    May 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would love to join, as would be my first meet up!

    May 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am looking after mums dog for the weekend? Would he be allowed to join us?

    May 12, 2013

    • Allan

      Please refer to the section marked 'Facilities & Dogs' ;)

      May 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Excellent! Thanks! He's a guide dog.. Should be no bother!

      May 12, 2013

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