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Edinburgh Peak-bagging Trails

Is there a better way to learn about mediaeval Edinburgh than by seeing it from seven different viewpoints? You'll start in the centre of Edinburgh and ascend the seven hills that encircle the city, including Arthur's Seat, the extinct volcano, Calton Hill (the lowest of the hills), Castle Rock, and Edinburgh Castle.
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Viewing format
Difficulty moderate
Distance 6 km
Duration 1:55 h
Ascent 254 m
Descent 252 m

Explore one of Edinburgh's most distinctive landmarks, an extinct volcano only a 15-minute walk from the city centre.Words and pictures by Hannah ...

from BBC Countryfile Magazine,   BBC Countryfile Magazine
Hiking route · Edinburgh
Edinburgh Castle
Map / Edinburgh Castle
November 25, 2018 11:50 AM
Distance 6 km
Duration 1:51 h
Ascent 311 m
Descent 322 m
from Roman Chmiel,   Community
Hiking Route
calton hill walk
Difficulty easy
Distance 11.1 km
Duration 3:06 h
Ascent 187 m
Descent 186 m

easyish walk

from graham martyn,   Community
Hiking route · Edinburgh
Corstorphine Hill
Map / Corstorphine Hill
April 06, 2020 07:56 AM
Distance 9.8 km
Duration 2:16 h
Ascent 260 m
Descent 256 m
from Tom G,   Community
Map / Craiglockhart Hills and Union Canal
Difficulty moderate
Distance 7.3 km
Duration 1:59 h
Ascent 136 m
Descent 136 m

Craiglockhart Hills and Union Canal

from Neil Jones,   Community
Map / Blackford Braid Hills
Difficulty moderate
Distance 9.7 km
Duration 2:43 h
Ascent 192 m
Descent 191 m

Fine city walk with great views of Edinburgh

from Chris Durn,   Community