What better way to kick start 2019 then blowing away the cobwebs and seeing a bit of our capital city at the same time. There are a number of walks in and around Edinburgh to suit walkers of all abilities. We’ve picked our top three, all of which are easily accessible from the city centre or within easy travelling distance of our apartments.
This iconic feature of the Edinburgh skyline is actually an extinct volcano. It’s pretty easy to get to from either Gladstone or Roseneath Apartments, and in total takes about 2.5 hours to reach the top. If you don’t fancy climbing all the way to the top there are easier routes around Holyrood Park and Salisbury Crags which offer just as amazing views and are probably easier routes for families with small children.
There are a couple of walks which each take in the beauty of Cramond Island (to the North of city beside the Forth). The shorter walk involves walking along the causeway to the island. Alternatively you can explore the 4.5 mile walk which starts at Silverknowes, past Cramond Village and ending at Cramond Brig (where a bus can be caught back to the city centre).
This is an easy city centre walk, ideal for inexperienced walkers or those with slightly older children. There’s a steep climb up Calton Hill Steps, but once up there walkers get unrivalled beautiful view of the Edinburgh skyline and a birds eye view of the Christmas lights from all over the city. On your way you’ll pass Nelson’s Monument (built on 1807 to resemble Nelson’s telescope) and the Dugald Stewart Monument.
We’d love to hear about your favourite Edinburgh walks
If you do decide to go exploring over the new year period, we’d love to hear about it. You can tag our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts and we’ll share your pictures with our followers! In the meantime we hope you have a wonderful Hogmanay!