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Name:Salisbury Crags
Hill number:14264
Height:174m / 571ft
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:NT267731 (est)
Drop:65m
Col:109m  NT272728  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 66
(1:25k) 350
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 173 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Cycle from Granton, onto Arthurs seat...quiet Covid days...N.Morters22/04/2020
Rebag from Comely Bank on lovely sunny day, on to Arthur, and back the same way. Loads of tourists even in January.Thearlaichdubh19/01/2020
The three tops on Arthur's seat. Plus a trig, bolt and FBM. With Rick.jenx03/12/2019
Harold Raeburn and W Inglis Clarke - two pioneering leading Victorian climbers -were active on these crags which were local to them and left great enthusiastic detailed accounts of their climbs with photos to make modern day climbers marvel at their boldness and (lack of) equipment (http://gdl.cdlr.strath.ac.uk/smcj/smcj033/smcj03301.htm.) There is also an incredible photo of the founders of the Ladies Scottish Climbing club in full dresses, huge bonnets and wooden shoes (https://www.edinburghlive.co.uk/news/edinburgh-news/badass-edinburgh-photo-shows-two-15914541) The crag is also home to 'Hutton's Section' a famous example of intrusive igneous rock melting and deforming the sedimentary rocks into which it has been forced. This was evidence latched onto by Edinburgh based James Hutton - the father of Modern Geology in the 18C.Chris Pearson20/10/2019
From Arthur’s Seat summit, down to the col and then up along the ridge path to the highest rocks.Mariana Trench12/10/2019
Circular walk with Arthur's SeatArbie07/08/2019
Lovely hill. 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
Pleasant ramble from Holyrood car park under threatening skies.With Oscar.catman01/12/2018
With Catman.oscarrosie01/12/2018
with L, K & Nrobynetzan05/11/2018
Quick ascent from Waverley between trainstrimarc208/05/2018
Down from Arthurs Seat and up via the col. Great views over the city. Not many hills where you find a tractor on the top.bevandy11415/03/2018
With Pru. From the Canongate past the Scottish Parliament and into the Queen’s Park. South-westwards up the ridge (well back from the edge – council workmen apparently checking the cliffs) to the twin summits. Many visitors on the hill even on a cold and windy March day. Back down the same way to the Parliament, then on towards Calton Hill.mainnirnamfiadh14/03/2018
Walked the length of the crags beneath them before a short scramble up at the N end for a fine walk along the top edge and down at the S end.jonglew17/10/2017
https://www.instagram.com/p/BWdIW8ABzc4/rawkmonster12/07/2017
From Holyrood up the Arthurs Seat path then doubled back. GR was a bit different. GR given was thin air.clivevilla24/06/2017
from Edinburgh Waverly in rain but still good view over Edinburgh solocolinfielding20/05/2017
From car park to the north up path in the mist, then on to Arthur's Seat, with A. In Edinburgh for the rugby.PeterD13/05/2017
Nice evening wander, how cool to have this in the middle of a large city.hils02/05/2017
Ascended after descent of Arthur's Seat.amarillo-oro-como06/04/2017
Bagged on a circular walk around EdinburghRamblingpaul05/03/2017
parked on queens drive at bend in road, along path to the top superb views over edinburgh.robertphillips08/02/2017
From nne, at night, up The Radical Road for its city view, doubled back over summit with its twin outcrops, down more directly via Volunteers Walk.RHW10/12/2016
Walked from my flat in Comely Bank and up via Holyrood Palace and then along the crags, then onto Arthur's seat. Superb views as usualThearlaichdubh06/11/2016
A circuit from Waverley Station of Calton Hill, Dunsapie, Salisbury Crags and the Abbotsford Bar.summitsup05/09/2016
Fell running from Haymarket with GFE while at the fringe - 10km loop and did Arthur's Seat afterwards.Fionalevey14/08/2016
Up from col below Arthur's Seatcampagvelocet02/12/2015
Walked to Holyrood Park from Princes Street, then up to the summit from St Margaret's Well. Walk continued to Dunsapie. With AR on a fine autumn evening.Man of Kernow120/09/2015
Sunday walk around Edinburgh, with Ruth going up the Crags, Arthur Seat and Calton HillJamesSDonald19/07/2015
Another fog summit.Adrian14/02/2015
Somehow never got round to this in almost three years living in Edinburgh.alda04/02/2015
Ground starting to thaw in places.Smudge18/01/2015
Parked at Duddingston Loch then contoured round to Gutted Haddie and then onto Salisbury Crags, then onto Calton Hill, The Royal Mile before returning to Duddingston Church then back to Inveresk for Christmas lunch for 14.Dugswell225/12/2014
A revisit in hyper blustery conditions. I got on hands and knees to touch the summit rock. Three hour morning walk from Whitehouse loan to Easter then Wester Craiglockhart hill and on to lunch with daughter Lucy and boyfriend Cesar at Earthy's in Ratcliffe Terrace followed by hike up Salisbury crags and finally up Calton Hill for fifth TuMP and third trig of day before the GMT gloaming started to draw in early.vegibagger26/10/2014
With SueFrank10/10/2014
From Gutted Haddie. Top right on cliff edge.chrisbien29/12/2013
JEB, FJB, ERB, RIBUisdean2525/12/2013
See entry for Arthur's Seat.MorecambeMonkey24/11/2013
Stopped off in Edinburgh on the way back from the Lakes (it's a long story). Had time between trains to nip up Arthur's Seat and Salisbury Crags - took at least a couple of hours. Remarkable hills in the middle of the city.Mark Jackson07/09/2013
PP. JG. NG. AD. GW. RW. RMacK.john steel24/07/2013
Date estimated. From car park at Meadowbank end of Holyrood Park, on the way to Arthur's Seat.Arte Et Labore06/06/2011
JEB, RIB, DM, MMLUisdean2526/02/2011
7th time - 12/02/2018.russell6118/02/2011
A few times with Arthur's Seat.Jake99412/04/2008
A day in Edinburgh before walking the West Highland Way and a morning jaunt up Salisbury Crags with Michael Dell.JOHNS02/01/2004
First abortive attempt on Arthurs seat, from Holyrood parliament. Took wrong line in poor weather and contented with Salisburys. Date approx round birthday.nordicstar20/01/2003
Whilst tackling Arthurs seat.3 kinnears22/06/2002
Jogging in the morning from Upper Gary streetPampuco21/06/1998