, ,  • July 9, 2021

As we welcome more new members to The Melting Pot in our new home, we are finding that many people have recently moved to Scotland, or are considering moving to Edinburgh. Many of us have become remote workers or have moved to flexible working and taken the opportunity to relocate to enjoy a better quality of life. There are obviously lots of different reasons to move with the new-found freedom. One that comes up time and time again with our new members, is they’ve want to be closer to nature. Closer to the mountains, hills and forests across the landscape that Scotland is famous for.  

Once you have found your ideal Third Workspace (hint hint) you’ll want to look for some great outdoor spaces!

So, have you recently, or are you considering moving up to Edinburgh as a base for your Scottish outdoor activities? We wanted to pull together a few of our favourite places in and around Edinburgh that could become your new favourite places to connect with nature!

Arthur’s Seat

Three friends sit looking out over Edinburgh from Arthurs seat
Photo by Adli Wahid on Unsplash

Arthur’s Seat is a great place to walk and explore right on your doorstep. A leisurely walk around the lower hills to marvel at the landscape or hike to the top to raise that heart rate and check out the view! 

The Pentland Hills 

The Pentland Hills
Photo by Sean Paul Kinnear on Unsplash

The closest range of hills to Edinburgh that offer a truly wild experience. If your moving to Scotland you’ll be visiting the Highlands of course, but you might not always want the the drive up (or to deal with the midges). Therefore a hike or walk across the Pentlands should have you feeling suitably accomplished in adventure.  

Calton Hill

View from the top of calton hill looking across Edinburgh
Photo by Peter Cordes on Unsplash

Maybe we are biased with Calton Hill, as its 2mins round the corner from us! A great wee place to visit to break up the working day, expertly positioned behind The Melting Pot for those lunchtime excursions while hotdesking , a brilliant mini-hike.