Friday, 17 August 2018
Edinburgh. The Seven Hills Tour Revisited..... With a Difference. The Long Walk. Part One.
The famous floral clock in Edinburgh's Princes Street Gardens was our starting point. The city of Edinburgh is built around seven distinctive separate hills, although being a very hilly city in general there's actually a lot more than that. The traditional Seven Hills race however takes around four hours and covers 14 miles but it's usually elite fell runners that take part in that. Not something I've ever been keen on although I was a fairly fast uphill walker in my youth but never felt drawn to multiple hill endurance events like the Skye Ridge in one go, The Three Peaks Race, or similar. I've always preferred taking my time and seeing the different landscapes properly to appreciate them rather than just as a passing exhausted blur.
The gift that keeps on giving.
I like moaning mind you... it makes me happy... and it's still free and not yet privatized. 'Use it while you can' my old mum used to say.... :o) I must come from bolshy stock, online at least, if not in person. Mild mannered I am in grim reality. I never rock the boat.
http://www.qmile.com/ Full info and glamorous photo gallery of rooftop apartments here.
but I'll leave that for part two of our long walk......................... to be continued.
Edinburgh is not the only city/place to be built over seven hills. Here's the full list.