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Exploiting a family visit in Edinburgh

Exploiting a family visit in Edinburgh


Postby malky_c » Wed May 08, 2019 1:18 pm

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Arthur's Seat, North Berwick Law

Date walked: 19/04/2019

Time taken: 1.6 hours

Distance: 6.5 km

Ascent: 400m

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Sub 2k Marilyns: Arthur's Seat, North Berwick Law.
Date: 18 and 19/04/2019.
Distance: 4.5 km + 2 km.
Ascent: 250m + 150m.
Time taken: 1 hour + 40 minutes.
Weather: Sunny and hazy.

I had just spent a couple of days in York and Newcastle sampling some fine beers, and discovered that my parents would be in Edinburgh around Easter. I decided to hop off the train home from Newcastle and stop in at my sister's place for the night - good for a catchup! The afternoon was warm and hazy at Waverly and the city busy with tourists. I fancied a quick wander over Arthur's Seat before heading out to my sister's place - dad said he would pick me up at Dunsapie Loch too, so no need to hop on the bus afterwards.

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Arthur’s Seat

I headed down to Holyrood Palace then up the shortest route along Long Row. Where the path veered left, I took the direct route to the summit cone - busy as ever but also great!


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St. Margaret’s Loch

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West across Salisbury Crags

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Across Whinny Hill

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Busy as expected on the summit

It was then a short amble down to Dunsapie Loch, where I wandered about a bit and sat in the sunshine for a while before dad finally turned up.

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Descent to Dunsapie Loch

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Dunsapie Loch

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It was decided that Good Friday would be a beach day, the weather looking good again. So we piled into the car with my parents and niece and headed for North Berwick. I hoped to fit in a quick ascent of the Law while we were here, but first it was time for lunch, sandcastles and a bit of paddling.

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North Berwick

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Bass Rock from East Links

As usual we had left late, and I needed to be on the 16:25 train back to Edinburgh in order to make my connection back to Inverness. We all decided to head up Berwick Law with about 90 minutes available - this would be way more than enough had we not had a 2 year old with us :lol: . In the end I carried Mabli up on my shoulders, which she mostly enjoyed.


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Steep cycle

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North Berwick

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Mabli reaching the summit

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North from the Law

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Bass Rock

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North Berwick from the Law

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’Put me down Uncle Malky!’

We now had even less time to get back down, and my mum and sister weren't going too fast either. I ended up carrying Mabli all the way back down again, and dad and I made a swift break for the station before he returned for the others. Mabli was less keen on the descent and wanted her mum. Fortunately I made the train with time to spare - rather a rushed end to a nice family day out!
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