1st May 2021
Registration £35 | Sponsorship £195
- View Edinburgh from the top of each of it’s surrounding 7 hills.
- Summit Arthur’s Seat – an extinct volcano!
- Discover hidden routes through Scotland’s beautiful capital city.
- Perfect urban challenge
- 35km and 900m of ascent in one challenging day
- All the love and support you deserve from our friendly fundraising team in the lead up to your challenge
Discover hidden parts of one of the world’s most stunning cities all while challenging yourself over a tough 35km trek that includes 900m of ascent. Based in the heart of Edinburgh the trek will take you to the summit of Edinburgh’s 7 hills that surrounded the city. You’ll follow historic waterways, forgotten railways, stop off at castles and palaces and climb to the summit of an extinct volcano!
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.
SAT 1st May 2021
It will be an early start, with registration 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. Your views from here will take in the entire route, and framed in the centre of your view will be Edinburgh castle, dominating the horizon. Your next stop will be Blackford hill and the royal observatory (hill number five). You then head westwards towards the extinct volcano of Arthur’s seat that sits perched, 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 there is the final summit of Carlton hill where you will get to celebrate with incredible views along Princess street, Edinburgh’s old town and the castle.