Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member hillhiker1
N 55° 56.644 W 003° 09.709
30U E 489893 N 6199866
Quick Description: Arthur's Seat. The summit of Holyrood park in Edinburgh city centre.
Location: Southern Scotland, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/10/2010 12:43:21 PM
Waymark Code: WM9EQM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
Views: 62

Long Description:
Arthur's Seat is the main peak of the hills which form most of Holyrood Park in the centre of Edinburgh city, a chunk of highland landscape right in the centre of the city. It lies approx 1 mile to the east of Edinburgh Castle. The hill provides superb panoramas over the city.

Arthur's seat was formed by an extinct volcano system of Carboniferous age (approximately 350 million years old), which was subsequently eroded by a glacier moving from west to east during the Quaternary period, exposing rocky crags to the west and leaving a tail of material swept to the east. This is how the Salisbury Crags formed and became basalt cliffs between Arthur's Seat and the city centre..

Hill fort defences are visible round the main massif of Arthur's Seat at Dunsapie Hill and above Samson's Ribs, and in the latter cases, are certainly of prehistoric age.

A visit to this waymark earns you a point in the summit caching league. See www.summitcaching.org.uk
Altitude in Feet: 823

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