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Arthur's Seat

Arthur's Seat


Postby U059361 » Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:18 pm

Route description: Arthur's Seat and Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

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

Date walked: 12/02/2016

Time taken: 3 hours

Distance: 12.6 km

Ascent: 479m

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A walk from the house at Queensferry Road up and round Arthur's Seat as it was a reasonable day.
Went along Salisbury Crags and then straight up Arthur's Seat and back down Long Row, the footpath is being renewed / improved here at the moment.
ImageSalisbury Crags and Radical Road by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
ImageArthur's Seat from top Salisbury Crags by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
ImageSalisbury Crags and castle by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
ImageArthur's Seat top towards Hillend by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
ImageLooking down to Holyrood by Joe Kincaid, on Flickr
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Re: Arthur's Seat

Postby rgf101 » Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:39 pm

Arthur's Seat is a wee gem - can walk up and down in two hours from where I am in Polwarth. Had a run round it on Sunday morning - incredible views, hardy anyone around, saw some small mammal (mink? not sure), home in time for breakfast.
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Re: Arthur's Seat

Postby Jaxter » Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:47 pm

I love Arthur's Seat. I've a habit of making a "terrible wrong turn" after work on the way to the station and popping over the top so I don't feel the mountain deprivation so badly during the week :D :lol:

It's the only thing Edinburgh has that Glasgow doesn't :lol:
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