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Edinburgh The Walk


66 km / 41 miles
The Walk circles the city on an anti-clockwise route and visits the summits of Edinburgh's 'seven hills': Castle Rock, Calton, Corstophine, Craiglockhart, The Braids, Blackford and Arthur's Seat. It visits more than 30 parks, woods and open spaces and also has a coastal section.

The guidebook describes the walk in eight short sections, which can be easily combined, and includes details of public transport links. As well as detailed route descriptions the book includes plenty of backgound information.


Path Type: Other Paths
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Start: NT253735 - Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh View on StreetMap
Finish: NT268739 - Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Edinburgh View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2022

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Edinburgh The Walk  (Cordee Ltd  - 2022 )


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65.7 km (40.8 miles)
1,155 m (3,789 ft) ascent
218 m (715 ft)  maximum height

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