Walking in Edinburgh
Healthy walks around Edinburgh
Edinburgh is a very compact city making it easy enjoy its architecture, history and attractions by foot. Edinburgh is also surrounded by beautiful countryside offering you the opportunity to view nature and biodiversity on your walk.
Walks in the city
Explore Scotland provide details on walks around central Edinburgh. This covers popular attractions along the Royal Mile and Southside area including the castle, Holyrood palace, Greyfriars Bobby and the Old Town.
Walks in the country
The Pentland hills are located just south of Edinburgh and offer good views of the City. There are a number of walking routes around the Pentland Hills detailed on the Pentland Hills Regional Park website.
Visit Scotland provide details of countryside routes around popular spots such as Arthur's Seat, Cramond and Rosslyn Glen, home to the Rosslyn Chapel. You can also search on popular walks using the WalkingScotland website.
You can find out more about joining a walking group on our walking groups page.