Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh Scotland Hike Video – Mountains for Minds

In August 2021, I hiked to the top of Arthurs Seat, which is a hill in Edinburgh Scotland on my way to hike to the top of Ben Nevis. Arthur’s Seat is in Holyrood Park, it was a summer’s day and I enjoyed the wonderful views across the city.

It was quite busy – well too busy for my liking! Arthur’s Seat is a hill 251m high and is actually an ancient volcano. It is made of the same rock as what Edinburgh Castle sits on.

Not quite a mountain, but still a good walk that got the blood pumping and the heart racing. Some of the final section was a bit tricky and I had to take care not to fall over and hurt myself.

Robert Louis Stephenson described Arthurs Seat, Edinburgh as “a hill for magnitude, a mountain in virtue of its bold design”, which I agree with. It is an impressive ‘hill’. Some say it takes its name from the legend of King Arthur as it is often mentioned as a possible location for Camelot, the legendary castle.

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