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Arthur's Seat Volcano Trail

Sunday 1 October 2023

Holyrood Park

An opportunity to discover Edinburgh's volcano during your walk in Holyrood Park!

Learn about the 340 million year history of Arthur's seat, from tropical lagoons to volcanic eruptions and glacial erosion.

At this drop-in event, Scottish Geology Trust (SGT) geologists will interpret the landscape and explain the geology which creates this unique feature in the heart of the city.

Sunday 1 October 2023


Free and no booking required


More information

  • *Age: *This walk may not be suitable for children under 12 years
  • *Grade: *Moderate
  • Route: Hunter’s Bog/Volunteers’ Walk/Camstane area. This may change.
  • Bring: Warm, waterproof clothing and sturdy footwear with good grips. A snack and a drink.
  • Toilets: available at the Holyrood Park Education Centre (EH8 8HG). No toilets on the walk itself.
  • Parking: Broad Pavement Car Park.
  • Road Closures: Holyrood Park roads are closed every Saturday and Sunday. Local roads and car parks may be subject to closures-please contact the Ranger Service for more information. 0131 652 8150
  • Disabled access: Route may not suitable for disabled people, route contains rough tracks, uneven and boggy terrain, steep inclines and declines. Please contact the Ranger Service for more information.
  • Dogs: Dogs are not permitted except assistance dogs.