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Let's go up Arthur’s Seat on a Tuesday Evening...

  • Sep 17, 2013 · 5:30 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 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 17.40, returning to the kiosk. The exact route will be chosen on the day and we'll walk for around an hour and a half.  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 evening of the event only, 07935 802146.  Please send me a message at any other time.

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  • Allan

    Slightly shorter than usual as most of the walk was sheltering from a northerly wind. Will note to avoid 'the relentless path' unless it's really necessary. Good to see everyone who came along.

    September 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really sorry, when I replied yesterday I thought I was replying for a walk next Tue evening - doh!

    1 · September 18, 2013

  • Joanne

    Woops sorry I thought it was 6pm. Im just going to start going up. Might see u up there

    September 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just me and Stanley the dog!

    September 17, 2013

  • Steve

    Are people 'pack dinner-ing' and eating at the top??? (Weather permitting of course!!!)

    September 14, 2013

    • Allan

      Occasionally some cakes or biscuits get passed around, but those wanting to eat normally do so at the pub after the walk.

      September 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Liquid diet :-)

      September 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry. I cannot make it on Tuesday. I have to baby sit.

    September 15, 2013

  • Steve

    Why is there a waiting list for this walk???

    September 13, 2013

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