Regular walking can improve your health, save you money and reduce your environmental impact.
Walking around Edinburgh
There are many interesting buildings, streets, shops and green spaces to investigate on foot.
The city has a number of green spaces such as Princes Street Gardens, The Meadows and Calton Hill. Edinburgh even has its own ancient volcano in Holyrood Park - the famous Arthur's Seat which sits 251m above sea level giving excellent view of the city.
Historic Scotland have produced leaflets describing walks around Holyrood Park.
The Pentland Hills Regional Park is located to the south of Edinburgh. Information on the activities you can do in the Pentland Hills Regional Park are available on the Pentland Hills Regional Park website.
Walking at the University
Lunchtime walks To support and encourage staff to get more active during their working day, the University is supporting a number of lunchtime walking groups.
These groups aren't competitive and walks are at a comfortable pace. The walks are local to the area and will last 15-25 minutes, leaving plenty of time to have your lunch. The groups are led by University staff who have an interest in walking and who have been fully trained as a walk leader by the Health and Safety Department.
JogScotland Alternatively you may wish to up the pace and join one of the University's JogScotland groups!
These groups offer a fun and supportive way of exercising and are suitable for all fitness levels.
Planning a walk
To plan your journey on foot, all you need to do is type in your origin and destination into the walkit.com journey planner.
Walkit.com will generate a route map for you between two points, as well as providing you with an estimated journey time, a step count and also your carbon saving.
If you require more details of your origin or destination at the University, the University's campus maps provide details of all University buildings.