Last Wednesday we decided it was time to take a walk up Arthur’s Seat…
For those of you who don’t know about the natural beauty of Edinburgh here are some links to see for yourself
So we set off on our journey at 8.30pm. The hours of daylight in Scotland at the moment are between 17 and 18 hours of daylight. So we hoped to reach the top before the sun set. The day we choose was at random and we were just lucky with the sun shining down on us!
There are many different ways to get to the top so we decided to go past the loch and up the back of the mountain. The views of the city are said to be panoramic (it was my first time doing this walk too) and we were not to be disappointed. As we walked we became warmer and warmer until nearly half way up the mountain everyone of us had removed at least one layer of clothes (some 2)
We took a few wrong turns on the way and at one point I was concerned we maybe needed to retreat back down the mountain to find another route but luckily we eventually saw our final destination! The seat! The hill rises above the city to a height of 250.5 m (822 ft) it took us merely one hour to complete the task. We were stunned at the top with the brisk wind that came on us. There is no shelter at all at the top so we were glad to remove our coats from our bags and wrap up warmly.
And yes we got to see the sun setting!
Well done to all of you who completed the walk! Excellent work, a beer was had to celebrate and then we returned back home with a hunger.
Next week a drink and some live music is our activity!