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Arthur’s Seat, Salisbury Crags, Edinburgh

Difficulty Leisurely

Walking time 2 hours

Length 4.4km / 2.7mi

Route developer: Walk Britain

Route checker: Richard Tremayne-Smith

Start location Main entrance to Scottish Parliament Building
Route Summary Arthur’s Seat is a dramatic dollop of Scottish wilderness rising unexpectedly from the heart of Edinburgh. There may be a steep climb to the top, but on a clear day you’ll be rewarded with views over the entire Scottish capital and beyond.
1 review
Overall rating:
Mar 31, 2015
(3 reviews)
A good version of this popular walk, with excellent views and making the most of the points of interest which are described in detail. Suggest reading the POI information before starting the walk. Just a couple of points I would make: In the second paragraph of the description, the sentence "A minute or two later ..." is rather vague and as strangers to the area we ended up on the wrong path, exacerbated by the fact that Salisbury Crags are not marked on the rather poor map. I think the correct path right off the track is 20m past the railings above St. Margaret's Well, then bear right up to the edge of the cliffs. We also took issue with the grading of Leisurely. It may appear so to hardy Munro baggers, but we passed many "tourists" who were struggling on the climb; one lady was scared stiff! Suggest C+ Easy to Moderate would be appropriate.
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