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Name:Arthur's Seat
Hill number:1828
Height:251m / 823ft
RHB Section:28A: Firth of Forth to the River Tweed
County/UA:Edinburgh (UA)
Catchment:Forth
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Yeaman
(Ma,Hu,Tu,2,Y)
Grid ref:NT 27534 72942
Summit feature:rock by trig point
Drop:174m
Col:77m  NT270726  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 66
(1:25k) 350
Survey:obvious summit
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 655 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
needanewdog30/08/2019
Circular walk with Salisbry CragsArbie07/08/2019
Very busy fell. Good paths up but coming down we must have gone astray as it wasn’t an easy path down the other side. Really enjoyed though, impressive views.Debconlin29/06/2019
IWC04/06/2019
PaulineC04/06/2019
PeteF01/06/2019
From Edinburgh Waverley station, via Calton Hill with Caden and Traceyderrymark18/05/2019
With Liradie and the Bairdiesrobynetzan12/05/2019
thecoopers17/04/2019
More crowds than Catbells! 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
Christo197923/03/2019
From Holyrood House via Hunters Bog then steep ascent to summit t(to avoid the crowds) Busy at the top Blue / Sunny and Snow covered hills all around.briandavies17/03/2019
With Liri at Midnight in search of auroraerobynetzan27/02/2019
Jaxter07/02/2019
Jacqdaw27/01/2019
Hillsidenick27/01/2019
Busy but beautifulBen Tindal31/12/2018
With Leanne stu Reece mum dad erincampbell38628/12/2018
From Holyrood CP with Karen. 1,000th Marilyn.ChrisR27/12/2018
Along main track from N side (Queen's Drive). With JS.kdbennett03/12/2018
with Rianne, Alex, Radina & Jennie. cold but sunny.gettingonabit02/11/2018
With Mumrobynetzan20/10/2018
With Liradierobynetzan14/10/2018
Fi06/10/2018
scoob06/10/2018
robynetzan09/09/2018
In Edinburgh for Fringe Festivallerritt27/08/2018
Must be one of the most popular Marilyns to climb - though most people up here wouldn't know what a Marilyn was! Everything was going swimmingly well till my wife slipped on the way down and fractured her arm. - not that we knew it was fractured till a few days later after having it x-rayed.Father Ted04/08/2018
Collecting suburban Tumps around Edinburgh so a quick revisit up here was certainly well in order. Before 8 in the morning and it was still v.busy, though to be expected really given that the Fringe Festival was on.Twice Shy03/08/2018
rachelcawley01/08/2018
Parked at Dunsapie Loch and joined the procession of tourists ambling their way to the top on a glorious sunny evening. Waited for numerous selfies to be taken then got my turn on the top! Outstanding views.Jubilado05/07/2018
Smog13/06/2018
hlpahamp01/06/2018
robynetzan25/05/2018
at midnight 18th/19throbynetzan18/05/2018
Craig6714/05/2018
From Parliament with Ikuko, descending steeply down to the SWGWR Chris12/05/2018
robynetzan10/05/2018
A rare sunny day in Edinburgh. A bit of snow lingering on the top of Arthur's Seat. Place was heaving with tourists fannying about trying to avoid the mud (some already covered head to toe in mud after a slip but still trying to avoid it - hint: keep off the grass). Views at top did not disappoint.NorthernWayfarer05/04/2018
griefmiester26/03/2018
After Dunsapie Hill. Good views. Windy and overcast.bevandy11415/03/2018
Windy and a little snow!deknyff15/03/2018
David S25/02/2018
phil10124/02/2018
tenerifebilly12/02/2018
robynetzan09/02/2018
mcallmar28/01/2018
MarkGD26/01/2018
With Sarah and Zoe. Icy. Achilles paindavechaffey20/01/2018