Distance: 3 miles (5km)
Ascent: 340 metres
Start/finish: Dunsapie Loch layby, EH8 8JD

Head west uphill on one of the obvious paths, and trend L to reach the trig point on Arthur’s Seat at 251 metres. Descend to the L or south over the smaller hill at 237 metres and onto the path to the south. Turn R and follow this around and down to the terrace path below Salisbury Crags. Take this path around Holyrood Park in a clockwise direction, to a path junction just south of St Margaret’s Loch. Turn R and follow the dry dam uphill and around to the L on the hill north of Arthur’s Seat. Turn L to return to the start. An enjoyable extra loop can be run by turning L and following the road past Dunsapie Loch, then R away from the road and around the small fort hill back to the road, then turning R back to the start.

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