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Name:Dunsapie
Hill number:14281
Height:144.6m / 474ft
Parent (Ma):1828  Arthur's Seat
RHB Section:28A: Firth of Forth to the River Tweed
County/UA:Edinburgh (UA)
Catchment:Forth
Class:Tump (100-199m)
(Tu,1)
Grid ref:NT 28186 73148
Summit feature:outcrop
Drop:31.6m
Col:113m  NT 2809 7304  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 66
(1:25k) 350
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 104 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Straight up from Meadowfield Drive via the park.sclater02/02/2020
The three tops on Arthur's seat. Plus a trig, bolt and FBM. With Rick.jenx03/12/2019
Up here twice today.Morning dog walk with post flu L in determined plod mode, then in afternoon back out on my own with one dog (Junior) for 4 Tump round.Chris Pearson20/10/2019
I set my Suunto altimeter watch on the summit to the 146m recorded on OSM. The natural relevant col has most likely been removed during the construction of the man made Dunsapie Loch during the construction of Queens Drive which skirts around the western foot of the hill. I recorded a drop of exactly 30 metres to the new relevant col which I make to be on the car park to the south of Dunsapie Loch NT 28094 73031. The drop to the north of the loch I made to be 32 metres. My watch is not that accurate so more detailed survey suggested re Tump status. Seems unlikely to be the current p34 recoded on hb? Lidar has now proved it to be p31.6Chris Pearson18/10/2019
From Duddingston, west along Duddingston Low Road then east along Queens Drive to Dunsapie Loch, then up the path on the south side of the hill to the rocks at the summit.Mariana Trench12/10/2019
Walked from Leith with Sail.Dangerous Dave14/04/2019
Parked by Dunsapie Loch on a glorious day. Over Dunsapie, Arthur's Seat, Whinny Hill and Salisbury Crags.Nick Down105/04/2019
Waverley Station to Calton Hill, Dunsapie and Salisbury Crags (path at foot of crags closed by rockfall, upper path ok)neimcv08/01/2019
Morning run whilst staing in Edinburgh for workSwindon Bagger25/10/2018
Another great Edinburgh viewpointhillsman12/09/2018
Quick up and down from Dunsapie Loch carpark after Arthurís Seat. Beautiful sunny evening with excellent viewsJubilado05/07/2018
Up from Waverley station via the Park road (anticlockwise). Nice little hill.bevandy11415/03/2018
After revisiting Arthur's Seat on glorious winter's day.With Lukecatman07/01/2018
Pull-in a little to the N of the hill. Short walk to top in high winds. Fine view to Arthur's Seat.jonglew17/10/2017
Easy fell run up from Summerhall in between fringe shows - ascent via road and found path up from car park. Also Arthur's SeatFionalevey18/08/2017
A few hours between trains and a walk from Waverley round Queens Drive, good views to Bass Rock and Kirkcaldy to the east.JOHNS18/08/2017
https://www.instagram.com/p/BWdCOrDhLjp/rawkmonster12/07/2017
From Holyrood. pleasant walk around the base of Arthurs Seat.clivevilla24/06/2017
From Loch car parktrimarc205/06/2017
From the nearby car park just as it was starting to rain with A.PeterD13/05/2017
Bagged again for a better summit photo in sunshine after visiting nearby trig and FBMs.Dugswell206/05/2017
Last hill in what nobody is calling the Holyrood Horseshoe. Seriously though, surely there is no finer set of urban summits in the UK?summitter27/03/2017
from cp at dunsapie loch, quick bag.robertphillips08/02/2017
From s, Duddingston Loch, staircase and paths to summit. By city and moonlight, no need for torch.RHW10/12/2016
After Salisbury Crags and Arthur's Seat from Holyrood. Rather dominated by Arthur's Seat but good views SE and NEThearlaichdubh06/11/2016
Continuation of walk from Salisbury Crags. Headed down south-east to Gutted Haddle, then followed the park road east and north to the loch, then east up to the summit. Walk continued to Arthur's Seat. With AR, on a fine autumn evening.Man of Kernow120/09/2016
A circuit from Waverley Station of Calton Hill, Dunsapie, Salisbury Crags and the Abbotsford Bar.summitsup05/09/2016
Glorious close views of the east side of Arthur's Seat.vegibagger25/04/2016
Up from south of loch.campagvelocet02/12/2015
Walked up from Duddingston Loch on the way up Arthur's Seat.Walker Dan22/05/2015
Walked from the Bus Station via Holyrood. Took my new boots (in the box). Very windy. No tourists here!Play2End01/04/2015
Walked over from Calton Hill. Another fog summit.Adrian14/02/2015
From the lower Duddingston Loch car park, having been caught out by the 1 way systemjimbloomer11/02/2015
Very pleasant, loch only half frozen. Edinburgh completion.alda04/02/2015
Slightly quieter than the higher tops of the Park on a crisp & sunny Sunday afternoon.Smudge18/01/2015
From Duddingston Loch car park - steps lead up to the high road, which is NOT accessible from the south side of Holyrood park (one way).Minto17/04/2014
CP next to hill. Scramble up walk down.chrisbien29/12/2013
W Jenx, walking from central Edinburgh on cold frozen Saturday. No-one around on upper slopes of Arthurs Seat, not surprising. Climbed AS first from West, descended to pick Dunsapie the North to Holyrood and warmth of local bar.nordicstar09/03/2013
Parked near Loch to bag this hill before Arthur's Seat.Dugswell221/06/2005
Many ascents - orienteering planners love to take you over the top of this one.fasgadh01/02/1980
Not logged. Date not known.ngthack01/05/1964
unknown datealunhewinsonblank
Frannibaggins08/12/2019
cachristiso124/11/2019
PeteF01/06/2019
Christo197923/03/2019
Jacqdaw27/01/2019
Hillsidenick27/01/2019
duchally07/01/2019
Michal Musialowicz05/01/2019