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

  • July 14, 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 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.

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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 11.40AM, returning to the kiosk. The exact route will be chosen on the day and we'll walk for roughly two hours.  Weather permitting, we'll take in a full 360 degree panorama of Lothian and beyond, including unparalleled views of the city from many 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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  • gregor

    Beautiful day, enjoyable walk, good company- thanks Allan )

    July 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lovely outside day with nice people! Thank you sharing it

    July 14, 2013

  • Floriane

    Wonderful walk, thanks everybody !!

    July 14, 2013

  • Al D.

    Excellent walk and picnic.

    July 14, 2013

  • Samantha

    Fabulous walk followed by an impromptu picnic lunch. Perfect for this weather we're enjoying :) Thanks Allan for the walk

    July 14, 2013

  • fiona

    I had to park a mile and a half away so arrived 15 mins late. Happy to catch u up but which direction did u set off in?

    July 14, 2013

  • Liz K

    Arrived early but feeling sick and dizzy. Sorry for late drop out

    July 14, 2013

  • luna

    Good morning, Look forward to my first walk and meeting members in the group...

    July 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, not feeling well today. Have a nice walk.

    July 14, 2013

  • Floriane

    Hi again, I just saw that some bus will be diverted today (14, 35, 36 and 113) you can check the lothian website for more info. Good luck !!

    July 14, 2013

  • Vivien M.

    Hi just discovered that parking is likely to be a problem, so shall have to cancel as travelling in from Selkirk. Hope you all have a great day!

    July 13, 2013

  • Floriane

    Hello everybody, this is gonna be my first walk with you, I hope I will be able to make it ;-)
    I was wondering do you know if the carpark will be free on Sunday or not. Cheers and see you on Sunday

    July 11, 2013

    • Allan

      It's always free on a Sunday, unfortunately this week there is the Bupa Great Edinburgh Run and the Holyrood car park is closed. I'd advise everyone to come on public transport if they can as parking may be hard to find.

      July 11, 2013

    • Floriane

      thank you very much for your prompt answer, this is good to know, I will come by bus then. See you on Sunday !!

      July 12, 2013

  • elaine g.

    Sorry, will have to cancel.

    July 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We'll see then!! Wish it's as shinny as today ;)

    July 8, 2013

  • Norlyn

    Tough choice Allan. Guest at the madhouse!

    July 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    See you there again... It is a nice walking with friendly people

    July 3, 2013

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