Run in Edinburgh - Highlights
Distance : 11.3km / 7mi (*9.6km/6mi)
Elevation : medium - high
Rotation : be aware of the direction, depending on your starting point : northern loop = clockwise / southern loop = counterclockwise
Parks/Pedestrian : ca. 4.6km (40%)
Urban constraints : low
Suggested start : Corner Princes Street-North Bridge/ as any urbirun route, you can start wherever you want. Watch for the route rotation direction.
Scotland's capital, home of the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh lies on volcanic hills, and therefore is not flat. It is divided into two distinct parts. On the one hand the medieval Old Town, hung on a rocky peak dominated by the Castle. Its carved stones are barely distinguishable from the raw volcanic rock on which it is erected. And on the other hand New Town, the new town built below in the 19th century and a Georgian elegance. You'll enjoy this run, through history, parks, and green hills.
*Alternative route : 9.7km, without Calton Hill
You'll be able to select between different distances during your run.
NB : if you are unsure, check your position on the map and the track.
You prefer to get the .gpx file of this tour, directly for your smartwatch or smartphone? get it here for less than an energy bar !
We also have 2 other exclusive unpublished .GPX routes for you to explore Edinburgh :
Edinburgh Water of Leigh (3 different distances) - click here to get it : This exclusive tour takes you from the center of Edinburgh to the charming Dean Village district, from where you will run for a while along the Water of Leigh river, using beautifu and very quiet and peaceful paths. A real piece of nature in the heart of Edinburgh. And you might even see some fishes jumping out from time to time.
Edinburgh Holyrood Park - trail running 12.9km - click here to get it : This exclusive tour takes you from the center of Edinburgh to the Holyrood Park hills, and the famous scottish landmark "Arthur's Seat". You will run in open nature, along cliffs, enjoying beautiful views of the city. You will run hilly trails and peaceful paths. A run that will take you in the nature, see lakes, and so. Some steep climbs, but it is worth it. Go and enjoy scottish nature.