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Edinburgh's Seven Summits - Walk

Edinburgh's Seven Summits - Walk

Postby stone_monkey » Sun Sep 15, 2013 9:15 pm

Route description: Calton Hill, Edinburgh

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Arthur's Seat

Date walked: 09/09/2013

Time taken: 7 hours

Distance: 27.97 km

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From the trig point on Calton Hill you walk to the Castle Esplanade (1st peak). The west on towards Corstorphine and climb Corstorphine Hill (2nd peak with a tower marking the top) on your right just before Edinburgh Zoo. You then head South to Craiglockhart and climb Easter Craiglockhart Hill (3rd peak it has a bench and a wooden stump signalling the peak). You then head South and turn East into the Braid burn, then out and up Braid Hill (4th peak with a trig point). Heading North circling the Braids Golf course you head down the Linn Path into the Hermitage of the Braid. Following the path to Blackford pond you come across a set of steps on the right taking you up Blackford Hill (5th peak). Circling the mast you reach the top of Blackford Hill (it has a trig point). Then you head North East passing the Observatory, then across town passed the Royal Commonwealth Pool you enter The Holyrood Park where you climb Arthur Seat (6th peak with a trig point). Then going around the back of the Crags and cutting down to the West you pass Holyrood Palace on the right, then the Scottish Parliament on your left. You head passed the Old Calton Cemetry, up the steps passed the Old Royal High School on your right. Going all the way around this takes you up a single track road up onto Calton Hill (7th peak), turning left takes you back to the National Monument and onto the trig point finishing the walk.
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