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

  • Mar 16, 2014 · 10:30 AM
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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 walking shoes as it can be muddy and slippery, as well as a weatherproof jacket.

Walk Details

Distance: estimated 3-4 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 10.40pm, 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 cafe-bar or the Kilderkin Pub 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.


You're welcome to bring your dog on this walk, provided you also bring a short lead.  Bringing your dog commits you to follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code Part 3, Section 5 along with any request from the organiser to leash your dog.  It's further requested that dogs be settled or on a short lead during any refreshment breaks.


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 attending this walk you are understood to have agreed to these terms.


Please update your RSVP if you can't make it


Hope to see you there :)

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  • Alan

    Thanks Chris. My legs muscles are slightly sore today so must have been a tiny bit more vigorous a walk than usual! And happy birthday Lynne.

    2 · March 17, 2014

    • Lynne

      Thanks Alan - my birthday isn't actually for another few weeks yet, we were just talking about all the celebrations I have planned :-)

      March 17, 2014

    • Alan

      Well enjoy your big day whenever it may be :-)

      1 · March 19, 2014

  • Lynne

    Thanks for another lovely walk Chris and it was good to see lots of lovely people :-). Thanks for the cakes Steve!

    3 · March 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Never done this before but this can be nothing but fun

    March 16, 2014

  • Joe

    Sorry can't now make Sunday but hope to see you all again soon, Joe :-) x

    March 13, 2014

  • Joe

    Never been up here and it looks great! Look forward to meeting you all for a fab walk x

    March 12, 2014

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