I live in Edinburgh, Scotland which is a really great City for local hill and wood area walks. If you live here, you are always nearby a good trail with elevation to get the required headspace.
I work from home, so getting out at least once a day is obviously important. It’s easy to let things slip on intense work days, which results in the body taking a hit. Whether it’s diet, exercise or even bad posture; if you’re doing something unsustainable and consistently for a period, it’ll creep up on you and you’ll feel it eventually.
The local hill linked above is the most local to my home, which takes about 15 minutes (rushed walk) to reach the top. I walk up passed my kids school, through some alley way between non-residential areas, and then straight onto the path of the hill. It’s 158 meters high according to Wikipedia. Here’s a few pics on the way up.
It’s an easy climb even for kids. You can see the surrounding golf course 1/3 of the way, then off to the top.
When I arrive at the top I have a spot I usually sit at for 15 minutes, if it’s not raining etc.
I often take a few photos on a bonny days too. I’m getting a lot of sunset pictures, with most of Edinburgh City being the opposite direction of the Sun. Here’s a few good ones.
We had one night up here for Bonfire Night – the fireworks were all a bit distant but we had a lovely night. Any excuse to get up here I’ll do it, since it’s so quick and easy.
I normally head down the opposite way to avoid the same scenery, and maybe head to Tesco on the way home for a lunch time meal deal on the way back.
This post here about a 150 meter hill is just the start to my Adventure Category blogs. Stay tuned…