Lived in Edinburgh for a couple years just before I got into running (and summiting things). On a return trip to Edinburgh, finally bagged this one in 2015.
I hiked this my family right after we arrived in Edinburgh. It was a nice diversion from the city. The views from the top highlighted both Edinburgh and the ocean.
What a spectacular urban oasis! Walked from the hotel for a great all day circuit including Arthur's Seat, Calton Hill and Edinburgh Castle...never mind a lot of peaty whiskey, haggis and ale! Beautiful clear day, amazing views of the harbor and historic Edinborough.
Fun day. Hiked past the cliffs too.
This started out as a city hike to help out with the jet lag and to check out Edinburgh and ended up tagging Arthur's Seat. 40+ MPH winds at the summit and temps in the 50 degree range made it hard to even stand up but we enjoyed the peak with 50+ other folks.
Had a lovely hike up to the summit with my brother.
Hiked with Christian and Elizabeth....took shortcut to the top..
Been going to Edinburgh all my life and finally got the real view of the city.
I wish I could say I climbed there but alas- just visiting friends with baby Isla, checkin out Edinborough on business trip. Awesome place.
I spent two months living at the base of Salisbury Crags and Arthur's Seat on East Parkside and loved waking up to the view every morning. I made a point of summitting Arthur's Seat at least once a week while I was in Edinburgh. If you're in the city, you can't find a better view of the surrounding area.
When I visited Edinburgh as a buff university athlete, I assured my Scottish uncle that I would run up Arthur's Seat. He cheerily dropped me off along the base, and I began to run straight up the side. It took about 30 seconds for me to realise this was completely unsustainable, but I looked behind to see my uncle had, maddeningly, decided to observe my progress. As a matter of pride I had to keep running until I could get out of sight, which took several of the longest, most painful minutes of my life.
Did this before breakfast at a bed & breakfast nearby. Some pics at http://www.willhiteweb.com/europe_travel/scotland/edinburgh_sights_170.htm
hiked this early morning just before heading to the airport...clear morning and fantastic views...great little hike and a super way to bid adieu to the city.....
Hiked this on a University trip to Scotland! Pondered many things on the summit. Let geography and geology flow together. Now I see it as a symbolic marker of change in my life at the time.
had the pleasure of taking a jaunt to the top while in Edinburgh on vacation; astounding views in all directions! you gain a wonderful perspective of the city from the summit.
I climbed this as a very small child many times. Maybe the first mountain I went up entirely uner my own power? I may never know.
This is a great hike that blew me away with its amazing views of the Firth of Forth. A must see when you're in Edinburgh!
Great little hike in the city, offering fabulous views of the city, bay and beyond.
Ascent timed to celebrate my 31st birthday which happened to be suitably clear to offer us a splendid view. Wife strangely opted for a very direct route down to the southwest and then began to panic on the somewhat foolish scramble down!
What a nice jaunt up a great hill in Edinburgh. The summit offers amazing 360 degree views of Edinburgh.
I did this hike prior to attending the Hearts vs. Hibs derby at Tyncastle Stadium. All & all it was a superb day - despite the fact that Hearts lost:( -. After the match, it was back home to Glasgow.