Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh is the UK's most popular running trail, new research reveals
Edinburgh’s ancient volcano has secured the top spot on a list of the UK’s most popular running trails.
Arthur’s Seat was found to be the most popular, with it scoring a 9.7/10 in HOKA’s popularity index.
The Arthur’s Seat trail is 2.4 miles in length, and is classified as moderate to difficult, making it accessible to most runners.
The West Highland Way was named as the sixth most popular trail, with a final score of 5.8/10.
Beginning on the outskirts of Glasgow and travelling north through the Highlands, the 96-mile trail ends at Fort William while taking in beauty spots including Loch Lomond and Ben Nevis en route. The path has been tagged 123,000 times on Instagram and has been searched 40,500 times a month on Google.
The Pennine Way trail, which takes visitors from Derbyshire all the way to Scotland, secured eighth position on the list. While the full 268 mile trail would take a seasoned long-distance runner around 10-15 days to complete, runners get to experience views of Hadrian’s Wall, High Cup and the Cheviot while crossing some of the UK’s finest landscapes such as the Peak District, Yorkshire Dales and North Pennines.