at the Palace of Holyrood
minutes and 2 hours depending upon how far you feel like
Crag is located on the West side of Holyrood Park and provides
a fine "Sunday afternoon" walk.
from the north, park at the Palace of Holyrood, crossing Queen's
Drive you will notice a substantial path winding its way to
the left hand side of the crags. Ensure that you double back
and follow the path up along the cliff top rather than continuing
to Haggis Knowe. But beware the ascent is steeper than it looks!
should be exercised to avoid the crumbling cliff edge and ensuring
that any children are kept clear of the cliffs.
path will reach a peak at Cat's Nick, from where fine views
of Edinburgh Castle, the Old Town and The Meadows can be seen.
Continuing along the cliff top, the path will descend to below
Arthur's Seat, from where a left-hand turn should be taken to
head down Hunter's Bog back to Queen's Drive and the Palace
of Holyrood carpark.
note of caution: on descending from Cat's Nick, the path is
rocky with loose stones and requires careful negotiation.
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