Outdoors

EVENT – Edinburgh’s Festival of Cycling, 14-23 June 2013

The first Festival of Cycling takes place in Edinburgh in June 2013 By Sidse Fjeldsted Sorensen In a few weeks’ time, the Edinburgh Festival of Cycling will take place for the first time ever. Starting on the 15th of June an Eldorado of cycling related events will take place, in and around beautiful Edinburgh for […]

PHOTOWALK – Arthur’s Seat and Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

A walk up and around Arthur’s Seat is one of the best free things you can do in Edinburgh   We love Arthur’s Seat and have previously written about  a walk around the extinct volcano and also when it has been covered in snow. Although we regularly walk the circuit around Arthur’s Seat, we decided that in […]

 
 

EVENT – Champions of Tennis, 20-23 June 2013, Edinburgh

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Champions of Tennis event comes to Edinburgh The Champions of Tennis events is part of the ATP Champions Tour, and is coming to Edinburgh in June 2013. 20th – 23rd June 2013 sees the event take places in Stockbridge at the Edinburgh Academicals ground, the first time this event has been held in Scotland. This in […]

FEATURE – 17 places to walk in Edinburgh in 2017

Edinburgh is brilliant for lovers of the outdoors. You don’t even have to leave the city to find some beautiful green spaces to blow the cobwebs away. One of the most striking things about the city is not just the enormous number of parks, but the sheer quantity of people enjoying using them. Here are […]

 
 

FEATURE – Off road running in Edinburgh

By Alan Donald You may be looking for new ways to freshen up your fitness levels, whether you are new to running or a seasoned road runner. I’m a running coach with a triathlon coaching qualification and trail running or hill running is a fantastic way to improve your fitness levels & provide a new […]

REVIEW – The Healthy Living Yearbook by Tracy Griffen

Healthy Living Yearbook – Get Fit and Enjoy It, In Every Season Author: Tracy Griffen The Healthy Living Yearbook is a fitness almanac packed full of tips for well-being, nutrition, exercise motivation and ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle.  Written by Edinburgh-based personal trainer Tracy Griffen, she notes that there’s a distinct seasonal cycle in […]

PHOTO – Dean Cemetery in October

With Halloween just around the corner, we thought it was the perfect time to take a stroll around one of our favourite graveyards in Edinburgh, Dean Cemetery. The trees were in their autumn finery; and there was hardly another (living) soul around. It was very atmospheric – and the cemetery is a beautiful, historic and […]

 
 

PHOTO – Cramond Island walk and sunset

  Cramond is a beautiful area of Edinburgh for a stroll at any time. With a bit of careful planning, you can walk out to Cramond Island when the tide is low. You can check timings here but please check the board at the start of the causeway to ensure you have enough time to […]

EVENT – Midsummer at the Botanical Gardens, Thursday 21st June 2012

Edinburgh’s Botanical Gardens open until 10.30pm on Thursday 21st June 2012 for Midsummer celebrations We absolutely love the Royal Botanical Gardens in Edinburgh and visit on a weekly basis. In celebration of the longest day of the year, the gardens will remain open until 10.30pm on Thursday 21st June 2012. Make sure you make the […]

PHOTOWALK – A walk up the Pentlands from Swanston Village

We love the Pentlands Hills Regional park and after the snow yesterday, we headed up a very cold Swanston track to get some wonderful views of Edinburgh. You can download a map of the Pentlands and plan your route according to your fitness. We parked at the free car park beside the Swanston Golf Club […]