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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)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Yeaman
Grid ref:NT 27534 72942
Summit feature:rock by trig point
Col:77m  NT270726  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 66
(1:25k) 350
Survey:obvious summit
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 685 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
My 100th and final Hugh climbed before the Calcutta Cup with 30 relatives and friends. Very windy but sunny. Only 140 Scottish Marilyns remain to be conquered nowSimon Winton08/02/2020
Found this quite challenging but had all our bagage for 4days i our rucksacks as was heading to inverness ...was very muddy and slippery but really enjoyed it fantastic viewsLauralj8429/01/2020
Rebag from Comely Bank on lovely sunny day, from Salisbury Crags, and back the same way. Loads of tourists even in January.Thearlaichdubh19/01/2020
Circuit from the west, very windy on top.rjf3505/01/2020
The three tops on Arthur's seat. Plus a trig, bolt and FBM. With Rick.Third trip up here for me.jenx03/12/2019
Nomad Perkins06/11/2019
Clear blue skies, sunny but cold. Mobbed at the summit.yorkie27/10/2019
Two ascents today. Morning dog walk with a post flu L determinedly plodding uphill, feeling like she had altitude sickness. Back to a big omelette and sleep for her, then I came out again in the afternoon for a 4 tump circuit including another ascent of Arthur's Seat but from the far side after Salisbury crags. Two ascents by Junior the Jack Russell today as well (fine on rocks but terrified on bridges!). Still crowded up top and on all the main paths.Chris Pearson20/10/2019
The famous Italian guide Emile Rey climbed Arthur's Seat it in 1884 (a very gentle warm up for his First ascent of the stunning Aiguille Noire de Peuterey) Legend has it he predicted this climb would take all day?! Maybe he too had two small dogs in tow, who on the 2 mile walk here from our pet sit long weekend, insisted on sniffing and weeing on every lamp post, gate post, tree and wheelie bin (and it was bin day). Joined a cast of thousands of tourists on top of the old volcano gingerly picking a way across the polished smooth slippery damp rocks - making it feel like a proper mini mountain. Dogs 4 paws and claws helped them get a grip. 30 years since I was last up here.Chris Pearson18/10/2019
After Dunsapie. West up the path from the northwest corner of Dunsapie Loch to the trig pillar at the summit.Mariana Trench11/10/2019
With SuePhreerunner01/10/2019
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
From Edinburgh Waverley station, via Calton Hill with Caden and Traceyderrymark18/05/2019
With Liradie and the Bairdiesrobynetzan12/05/2019
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
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
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
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
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