Time to get outdoors
Fancy a challenge? Look no further than Arthur’s Seat, over 250 metres above the heart of Edinburgh. Walking to the top of this extinct volcano will get your blood flowing and you’ll be rewarded with some of the best views around Edinburgh, covering all of the city as well as stretching across the Firth of Forth into Fife. Plenty of paths starting from Holyrood Park lead up to Arthur’s Seat or the halfway mark at Salisbury Crags. Allow two hours and bring sturdy shoes with you.
Looking for Spring colours? If you’re looking for a slower pace, head along the Water of Leith, which stretches all the way from Balerno in the west of Edinburgh to the port of Leith. There are plenty of places to join this walk, so you can pick your distance and stroll through gorgeous Stockbridge to stop for a coffee or wander off into the Royal Botanic Gardens. There’s also a visitor centre on the western part of the walk. Great for spotting Spring flowers!