I have no idea why I thought this was a paved hill that was elderly-friendly. It's not. It's a giant, rocky, super steep trail. And there are lots of shoot offs, so it's easy to accidentally climb the wrong cliff. No idea how I got that so wrong, but that's my fault!
However, I highly recommend just wandering as I did across the different cliff trails - I actually liked the peaks around Arthur's Seat better than Arthur's Seat (when I finally got there). The Seat was crowded. But all of the peaks have amazing views of Edinburgh, so if you have time and good shoes (not the sandals I wore - again, jetlagged me thought this was a hill), wander around the back trails for different perspectives! We lucked out and got a clear day. If you're there when it's sunny, go up to the top immediately! The rain and clouds can move in at any minute, and the views on a clear day are such a treat.
Gorgeous and worth the hike. Not recommended for the mobility-limited, though it is possible to climb in sturdy sandals, apparently.
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