PHOTOS – Views from Arthur’s Seat, 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. We recently took another stroll up to the top and soaked in the magnificent […]

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 […]

DAYTRIP – A climb up Berwick Law, North Berwick

We do love to be beside the seaside and a trip to North Berwick beckoned over the long Easter weekend.  It’s a beautiful town with several attractions and beaches worth visiting, but the purpose of this visit, was to climb to the top of Berwick Law which stands at a modest height of 187m/615ft Blessed with […]

PHOTOWALK – Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh


Edinburgh Spotlight Recommended!

We love Arthur’s Seat and have previously covered a walk around the extinct volcano and also when it has been covered in snow. Today we were taking our usual walk around the path but had the sudden urge to head for the summit once we reached Dunsapie Loch. There are various routes you can choose to […]

PHOTO – Walk around Arthur’s Seat in the snow, Edinburgh

After the overnight snowfall in Edinburgh, we couldn’t resist taking a walk around Arthur’s Seat this morning.  This has to be the best free activity you can do in Edinburgh with wonderful views.  We walked around anti-clockwise to catch the sun hitting the Castle, but kept on looking back to admire Edinburgh from every angle. Tweet

PHOTO WALK – Water of Leith (Balerno to Slateford)

There are places on this stretch of the Water of Leith where it’s easy to forget you’re in a city. Not just on those parts which run next to Edinburgh’s outlying suburban ‘villages’ of Balerno, Currie and Juniper Green either: the section from Colinton to Slateford also has a wonderful countryside feel. The Water of […]

PHOTO – Silverknowes to Cramond walk

I am so pleased that council have finally started clearing up the promenade between Gypsy Brae and Cramond after the recent storm damage, although I am perplexed as to why they swept 90% of the debris away and left 100m of it behind. There are two clean ups organised for this weekend of the area, […]

WALK – Cammo Estate, Edinburgh

Walk length: 1.5 miles Gradient: Very low Parking: Yes Dogs allowed: Yes Disabled access: Yes, most of the estate is on the flat with several wide paths covering the main areas Download a map of the Cammo Estate walk (PDF, 2.8MB) View an online map of the walk Cammo Estate is one of Edinburgh’s hidden […]

REVIEW – Kebab Mahal


In my opinion, the Kebab Mahal is the best place for halal traditional tandoori and curry dishes.   They also run a thriving kebab and pizza takeaway into the early hours. I’ve been eating there since the 90s – an example menu is here You can get take away food, but you can also sit in the restaurant.  […]

INFO – Free Swim or Gym Session in September !

Edinburgh Leisure are saying that there are no more excuses for the month of September when it comes to exercising. They are offering a FREE swim or gym session by downloading a voucher  HERE  They are also offering a free months’ membership.  There are no contracts, so you really can try out the gym for free. […]