Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh
‘Last year, Rick Pearson, RW section editor, told me he was organising a relay linking the highest points of London’s 32 boroughs (see p36). Did I want to arrange a sister event in Edinburgh, my home city? And so the Edinburgh Peaks came into being – a run connecting the tops of 17 city council wards, beginning in the southwest Pentlands on East Cairn Hill (567m) and culminating under the Forth Rail Bridge in South Queensferry, 49 miles away. Here’s the view across to Arthur’s Seat (251m), the ninth summit.’ To read the full account of Edinburgh Peaks, visit runnersworld.co.uk/ edinburghpeaks
Jonny Muir is an Edinburgh-based runner and writer. His book, The Mountains are Calling: Running in the High Places of Scotland, is published in May.