Pentland Hills
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  • DantesDame
    Basel, Switzerland234 contributions
    A great day out from the city!
    This park is so easy to get to from the city (Lothian Buses) and it provides a wonderful, natural get away. There are many trails to choose from, the landscape is beautiful. When we walked through, there were many sheep but now Highland cows, unfortunately.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 28 July 2023
  • matthew p
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom96 contributions
    Hilly
    Getting to the pentland hills is easy enough you can go by bicycle or by car or by bus, the number 10 Lothian bus goes to a place called Torphin and from here the bus stops for 10 minutes or so, so you can depart from the bus here then just explore whats around you. There is a visitor centre at flotterstone which is free to enter from the Swanston Road end which has a cafe inside and info about the pentlands .There was another visitor centre at Harlow but has been shut since covid which is a shame really as this had a map room, toilets and information about the hills. maybe one day it will open again but i dont know if ever.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 15 October 2023
  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, United Kingdom179,630 contributions
    Awesome Place For Hiking
    The Pentlands Hills have several hills in sequence which make for a challenging half day hike. One that we like to do is Carnethy Hil, Scald Law, West Kip and East Kip, then return in the opposite direction. This would take about 4 hours although the latter 3 hills are steep that will leave a lot of people breathless. It can also get very windy to the point where you're being blown a couple of metres. There's also flatter routes on the north side of the reservoirs which do eventually take hikers to the aforementioned hills as well. However, there are so many options for hiking routes, these hills have plenty of revisit value There is a good sized car park next to the Pentland Hills Cafe Express which is a good starting point for all walks.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 January 2024
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK179,630 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
The Pentlands Hills have several hills in sequence which make for a challenging half day hike. One that we like to do is Carnethy Hil, Scald Law, West Kip and East Kip, then return in the opposite direction. This would take about 4 hours although the latter 3 hills are steep that will leave a lot of people breathless. It can also get very windy to the point where you're being blown a couple of metres.

There's also flatter routes on the north side of the reservoirs which do eventually take hikers to the aforementioned hills as well. However, there are so many options for hiking routes, these hills have plenty of revisit value

There is a good sized car park next to the Pentland Hills Cafe Express which is a good starting point for all walks.
Written 22 January 2024
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matthew p
Edinburgh, UK96 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
Getting to the pentland hills is easy enough you can go by bicycle or by car or by bus, the number 10 Lothian bus goes to a place called Torphin and from here the bus stops for 10 minutes or so, so you can depart from the bus here then just explore whats around you. There is a visitor centre at flotterstone which is free to enter from the Swanston Road end which has a cafe inside and info about the pentlands .There was another visitor centre at Harlow but has been shut since covid which is a shame really as this had a map room, toilets and information about the hills. maybe one day it will open again but i dont know if ever.
Written 15 October 2023
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DantesDame
Basel, Switzerland234 contributions
Jul 2023
This park is so easy to get to from the city (Lothian Buses) and it provides a wonderful, natural get away. There are many trails to choose from, the landscape is beautiful. When we walked through, there were many sheep but now Highland cows, unfortunately.
Written 28 July 2023
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Lucy Grant
4 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
We loved our visit to the Pentlands! We actually ended up using the Pentlands bike hire service - Pentland Cycle Hire. It was great fun and we were able to explore the Pentlands a lot more than we would have if we were walking. I would highly recommend.
Written 9 April 2023
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Bethcar31
Bushmills, UK169 contributions
Feb 2023
If you have time, do look up the various walks on these beautiful hills that guard the historic City of Edinburgh to the south. There are several circular walks of varying lengths and difficulty that can be undertaken in this area. Many give outstanding views of the city, while others allow you t immerse yourself in the peace and quiet of the countryside. A great place to visit.
Written 21 February 2023
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DANIEL P
4 contributions
Feb 2023
Edinburgh is my favorite place in the world, along with my home city of Lisbon. Lots of energy, good eating, safe walking, and good churches like St. Giles Cathedral.
Written 15 February 2023
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Blake
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Nov 2022 • Couples
Went for a hike around the amazing country side and was baffled by the views from up high! Perfect for a walk with the family! Will come back again
Written 6 November 2022
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Minquies
Swindon, UK104 contributions
Jun 2022
There is a reservoir up there and a walk round is extremely pleasant. I saw someone swimming!! Parking is good.
Brilliant place for a picnic, peaceful and quiet.
I once took a small Rowan tree home and now it’s twelve feet high.
Take the turning just past Juniper Green and head for the hills.
Written 26 June 2022
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Anna R
9 contributions
Mar 2022
Beautiful hills a stone's throw from the city, a good place to have a walk, a picnic, and breath in some countryside air
Written 9 June 2022
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Neil McBeath
Muscat, Oman33 contributions
May 2022
We stayed at the Trravelodge at Dreghorn, and so were very close to these hills. My travelling companion, an Omani, was entranced by the gorse bushes in bloom, and by the contrast between the grassy lower slopes and the bare rock higher up.
Written 4 June 2022
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