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Cycling in the Pentlands

The Pentland Hills Regional Park is a great place to enjoy on wheels. Cycling is a very popular activity in the Park with many routes to choose from.

Whether you are out with your family or looking for a more gruelling challenge there are routes for all levels of fitness and ability as most of the 100km of paths in the Pentlands are suitable for cycling. Routes are colour coded for guidance; green routes are surfaced paths or tracks, yellow routes are unsurfaced paths which may be steep, rough or boggy, and red routes are over the hilltops and are not recommended for cycling. Please cycle responsibly.

Cycling in the Pentland Hills leaflet

Biking through Ministry of Defence land with the Pentland Hills Regional Park, requires particular care as military training and live firing can take place at any time. They state:

"Live firing is restricted to the Live Firing Range at Castlelaw. The primary land use is for military dry training (i.e. use of blank ammunition). Red flags (daytime) and lamps (night-time) are flown/shown when firing is taking place and walkers are not allowed into this Danger Area."

This advice may also apply to mountain bikers and we advise you check posted notices on site.

Check out the Ministry of Defence website for more information.

If you would like more information about cycling locally try out these links:

Cycling around Edinburgh