Maps of Edinburgh landscapes through time

5 August 2022

“Landscape” invariably conjures up a picture of the natural environment and its aesthetic appeal. However, the term can be applied more widely in the urban environment to include, for example, strategic and architectural landscapes. With a rich history itself, Calton Hill provides the perfect viewpoint to imagine Edinburgh’s landscapes changing through time. We will use historical and modern maps of the city, progressing from the underlying geology to the present day and looking into the future. The excursion will conclude with an optional short orienteering exercise using the latest digitally-created map of the Hill.

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