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Arthur's seat tipped as top city hike

Posted 18 January 2011
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Arthur's seat in Edinburgh makes for an outstanding winter walk, it has been stated.

Those donning winter jackets may wish to follow the advice given in an article in the Scotsman newspaper in its latest Walk of the Week feature, which noted what a good challenge the hill makes.

While it is only 823 ft high and took merely an hour to climb, the article said it still offered an excellent challenge and has many routes.

And being on top is similar to standing on the summit of a Munro, it suggested, commenting the location "could well have been mistaken for a 3,000ft peak were it not for the black and white panoramic views of the capital's roof tops".

Edinburgh offers a number of smaller hilly climbs in the city, with others including Calton Hill.

Those looking for something a bit higher to walk on can enjoy the Pentland Hills, which stand at the southern fringes of the city.