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Arthur’s Seat

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Well my training for the Nevis hike was back in full swing today with a 13km walk to work and back. It include a lap of Arthur’s Seat, which turned out to be a bit of a challenge as all the melting snow had turn to ice. If only I’d taken my skates!

Arthur’s Seat is the main peak of the group of hills which form most of Holyrood Park, a remarkably wild piece of highland landscape in the centre of the city of Edinburgh. The hill rises above the city to a height of 251 m (823.5 feet) and provides excellent panoramic views. Even though it’s was cold and icy, there is something special about being up Arthur’s Seat when it’s dark. You get the most amazing views of a street lit city of Edinburgh, all in total silence apart from the occasional dog walker.

Arthur's Seat