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

  • November 10, 2013 · 12:00 PM
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A vigorous walk up and around Edinburgh’s finest extinct volcano. 

A reasonable level of fitness is required and you should be prepared for the more challenging routes. You'll need proper walking shoes as it can be muddy and slippery, as well as a weatherproof jacket.

Walk Details

Distance: estimated 5 km (3 miles)

Total Ascent: estimated 400 meters

Approximate duration, 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 12.10pm, returning to the kiosk. The exact route will be chosen on the day and we'll walk for up to 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.

Following the walk, we'll be taking a short stroll to Hemma bar for refreshments.

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.


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.

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  • Nat

    Lovely walk. Beautiful sunshine and incredible views. Met a lot of nice people too which just made it perfect :)

    November 15, 2013

  • Helen S.

    Hi Chris, any chance you could push the Arthur's Seat Sunday walks forward to 12.30pm? Simply because the first 36 bus of the day doesn't get there til 12.20. Maybe some other people are in the same situation? ... ???

    November 10, 2013

    • Chris

      Good point Helen, I'll look into this

      November 12, 2013

  • nicola d.

    I can come now! Yaay! :-)

    November 10, 2013

  • nicola d.

    Signed up and now don't think I can make it so I'm taking off my RSVP just in case! Hope to see you if I can ;)

    November 10, 2013

  • Mark K.

    Can't make it, got my boy. Have fun :)

    November 7, 2013

  • Samantha

    Signed up and then realised I've got something on at 11pm and won't be done by 12pm. Maybe see you in Hemma's for lunch!

    November 7, 2013

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