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Arthur's Secrets

Selected dates until Sunday 6 March 2022

Holyrood Park

Come along on a guided walk to learn more about Arthur’s Seat’s turbulent past, created by fire and ice! Find out about the people who lived and worked in the Park from 7000 years ago up until the present day and learn more about the rare wildlife that makes the Park so special.

This event will be free, but booking online is required to facilitate track and trace. Book now

Route contains rough tracks, uneven and boggy terrain, steep inclines and declines.

Before attending the walk, please see the "Good to Know" section for more essential event information.

The walk is suitable for ages 12+.

Please note: December dates are now fully booked

Sunday 7 November 2021


Fully booked

Tickets

Free but booking in advance essential

Sunday 21 November 2021


Fully booked

Tickets

Free but booking in advance essential

Sunday 5 December 2021


Fully booked

Tickets

Free but booking in advance essential

  • Walk Grade: Moderate

  • Meeting Place: Holyrood Park Education Centre, EH8 8HG

  • What to Bring: Warm, waterproof clothing and sturdy footwear with good grips. A snack and a drink.

  • Toilets: Toilets are available at the Holyrood Park Education Centre (EH8 8HG). No toilets on the walk itself.

  • Road Closures and 3rd party events: Holyrood Park Roads are closed to vehicles at weekends. Vehicular access to the Park via Holyrood Rood or Royal Mile/Horse Wynd/Abbeyhill.

  • Parking: Free Parking is usually available at the Broad Pavement Car Park in Holyrood Park. Please be aware that this car park can be closed due to external events.

  • There is the possibility of large events taking place in Holyrood Park or at the Scottish Parliament which could restrict access or cause delays getting to the meeting point. For more up to date information about this, to help plan your visit, please contact the Ranger Service on 0131 652 8150 or rangers@hes.scot