On the summit of Dunsapie Crag, in the shadow of its larger neighbour Arthur’s Seat, are the remains of a fort.
It seems to have been surrounded by a stone wall, although much of this has been robbed. Traces of the wall can be seen on the steep crags to the north and west, while to the south-east it has spread to form a bank around 4m wide and up to 1m in height.
A 4m wide break in the bank to the north-east indicates the position of the entrance, and the interior, which covers a pear-shaped area measuring approximately 107m by 61m, features indistinct platforms which probably represent hut circles.
As well as the protection provided by the rocky cliffs to the north and west, the outcrop on which the fort stands is bounded to the west and north-west by Dunsapie Loch.
Alternative names for Dunsapie
Where is Dunsapie?
Dunsapie is in the parish of Edinburgh and the county of Midlothian.
Grid reference: NT 2817 7316
Lat / long: 55.946089, -3.1516865