Let's go up Arthur’s Seat on a Thursday Afternoon...

  • September 12, 2013 · 2:00 PM
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Please note that there may be scrambling and/or easy bouldering (not exceeding V1) during this event.  We will also take a *challenging* route, so a good level of fitness is required. 

Invigorate yourself with an extended walk up and around Edinburgh’s finest extinct volcano. 
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 duration, including breaks: 1 hours 45 minutes

Meet me at the the black information kiosk in the Holyrood carpark (close to the Palace and opposite the crags). Leaving at 14.10, returning to the kiosk. The exact route will be chosen on the day and we'll walk for around 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. Services 35 and 36 stop 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 for refreshments; 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.

Contact number

On the day of the event only, 07935 802146.  Please send me a message at any other time.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    thanks so much for being such a welcoming group, I really enjoyed myself and was likewise impressed with Allan's timing with the rain!

    September 13, 2013

  • Amy

    Lovely walk - and I didn't mind too much that it wasn't a scramble to the top (or that we got a bit lost!). And thanks Allan for organising the rain to stay off until we'd finished. Great timing.

    September 12, 2013

  • Allan H

    Sorry that I wasn't up to the fiendishly difficult route promised. Lovely to meet Sander & Karen for the first time. Hope to see you both again soon. As ever with the regulars... good to see you!

    September 12, 2013

  • Jan

    lovely to see everyone and the rain stayed away until we got back to the car park

    September 12, 2013

  • Allan H

    I went out and checked the route this afternoon, and unfortunately have inflamed my knees. There will be a walk (or in my case hobble!), but it won't be as challenging as I've advertised. Hope no one is too disappointed

    September 11, 2013

    • Paula H.

      Glad to hear it :)) I'll definitely be there too ....see you soon

      1 · September 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      me too. looking forward

      1 · September 12, 2013

  • alex

    I've a morning appt that's running behind schedule....
    Looking forward to the walk, but I might miss out! Fingers crossed!

    September 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Glad to hear you're feeling better Allan
    See you all.=)

    September 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    looking forward to my first meet up and walk with you all!

    September 11, 2013

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