View Edinburgh from the top of each of the seven surrounding hills. Discover hidden routes through Scotland’s beautiful capital city in this one day uban challenge.
1 days | UK | Tough
This 35km urban challenge is set in the heart of Edinburgh. Experience hidden routes through this beautiful Scottish city, and experience it from seven incredible viewpoints. You’ll follow historic waterways, forgotten railways, stop off at castles and palaces and climb to the summit Arthurs Seat.
Registration is at 6am before the challenge begins at 7am. You will first head west, along the water of Leith before reaching your first hill, Corstorphine Hill. From here you will join the union canal before heading up to the second hill, Craiglockhart Hill East. From here the route heads to it’s most southern point at the top of Braid Hill, your third hill. Views from here will take in the entire route, with Edinburgh castle dominating the horizon. Your next stop will be Blackford hill and the royal observatory. Then westwards towards the extinct volcano of Arthur’s seat overlooking the entire city. After the steep ascent to the summit you will be glad of the welcome gradual descent down to the palace of Holyrood. After stopping for photos at the palace gates the final summit of Carlton hill is your desination at around 5pm.
With a challenging 35km and 900m of ascent to conquer this challenge is a significant test of your endurance and will leave you with a real sense of achievement and a new perspective on this beautiful city.