If we’re being technical, Arthur’s Seat is on the edge of the city rather than the middle, but still. Views like this from the road? ^ A quick hour-long weekend hike? With a quaint village-y pub as a reward at the bottom? Yes, this is Edinburgh.
Despite being here for several months [and a couple of trips partway up, at Salisbury Crags], I had never gone up Arthur’s Seat until this weekend. It’s one of those must-do adventures in this city, and I’m eager to go back.
The walk is short, but steep, and I wish I could say that I whizzed right up, but it was a bit of a challenge. Never fear though – there are fantastic views all the way up, so stopping to look around is a great excuse for a break ;)
On the way down, the hill obscures the urban landscape beyond it, secluding you in a quiet nook that feels like the countryside.
Make your way down the secret woodland path…
and you will be rewarded with scrumptiousness at Scotland’s oldest pub, the lovely Sheep Heid Inn. Monkey and I brought books and enjoyed a well-deserved sit.
A long walk and a lunch make an excellent pairing. On a nice day, find a challenging path [or mountain] and reward yourself with a hearty Sunday Supper afterwards.
P.S. Why You Should Host Visitors for the Weekend