As we rise above the treetops on Edinburgh’s North face of Arthurs Seat we encounter a great view…..
Perhaps Edinburgh’s most unique feature (and that’s saying something) is the extinct volcano called Arthur’s Seat. It sits amongst the city in the east and towers above everything at 251m in height (it’s classified as a Marilyn, part of Scotland’s interesting hill classification system that also includes Munros). Adjoining Arthur’s Seat are the Salisbury Crags, a series of canted sedimentary rock plateaus. Between the two, they are the parents of modern Geology as it was here that James Hutton developed his ideas. https://www.traveling-savage.com/2012/05/22/climbing-arthurs-seat-edinburgh/