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Edinburgh’s toughest walk ruined me
By - Richard - 17th November 2022
Edinburgh’s toughest walk ruined me.
I was fortunate enough to take part in the inaugural Artemis Pentland Peaks Challenge, a 27 mile endurance event in Edinburgh’s Pentland Hills. The route encompasses seven of the highest peaks in the Pentland Hills.
I have always had a love of the Pentland Hills, but I don’t feel like I know them well enough. This tough walking challenge gave me the best excuse to explore everything that the Pentland Hills has to offer. My training for this challenge was ill-fated. Three weeks beforehand, I got covid for the second time in two months. I was left bed-ridden and exhausted. I was not going into the walking challenge in the best physical condition and I was going to have to rely on my general fitness levels to carry me through. I underestimated just how tough it would be. Carrying a 15kg rucksack with all of my filming equipment was tough. This walk ruined me.
But what an experience! The weather could not have been better for this walking challenge and the Pentland Hills looked amazing.
The walking challenge was done for two very worthy charities, Mary’s Meals and Sane.
Mary’s Meals: https://www.marysmeals.org.uk
Find out more about the event here: https://pentlandpeaks.com