Let's go up Arthur’s Seat on a Wednesday evening

  • July 10, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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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 notoriously 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 6.40pm, 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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  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent. All of the people were incredibly friendly. A fantastic evening!

    July 10, 2013

  • Samantha

    An invigorating walk with great views. Welcome stop at the pub at the end. Thanks Chris :)

    July 10, 2013

  • Shian

    Car broke down so won't make it. Enjoy!

    July 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Going to be stuck in work. Sorry I cant make this one now! Lesley

    July 10, 2013

  • Alberto C.

    Apologies so I must finished some works, apologies again. Sure next time.

    July 10, 2013

  • Shian

    Hi now that it has cooled down I the would like to come for a wee stroll. Comming from work so hope to be there on time.
    Thanks

    July 10, 2013

  • Cliodhna Mc N.

    Sorry something has come up and i cant go. dont think i could manage the heat also.thanks

    July 10, 2013

  • Janette

    I'm going to pass on this one as I think it will be too hot for me and I won't enjoy it. This will free up a space for one of the many people on the waiting list.

    July 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A spot left

    July 9, 2013

  • Janette

    Hi is there free car parking or should I take the bus?

    July 4, 2013

    • Sandra

      Parking charges stop at 5.30pm (and don't apply at weekends) but, as Chris says, the car park beside Holyrood House is often closed, in which case you could try the other car park beside the swan pond, which is free of charge (a 5 minute walk away).

      July 4, 2013

    • Janette

      Thanks Chris and Sandra Think I'll take the car I know the car park at the swan pond but wasn't sure if the palace one was free of charge.

      July 5, 2013

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