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Walking in the Pentlands

The Pentland Hills Regional Park is a great place for walking. With 100km of waymarked routes that are suitable for all levels of fitness, there is something for everyone. Visit our routes and trails page for suggested walks.

Map of waymarked routes (pdf document)

(The website will see the addition of a new routes and trails page soon; each route will take you on a visual guide along a trail, showing the views and unique features of that route.)

When planning your trip to the Pentlands be aware that many places become busy very quickly, in particular, Flotterstone, Harlaw and Threipmuir car parks. However there are other smaller car parks on the outskirts of the Regional Park and there are many walks to be done from the numberous bus stops.

How to get to the Regional Park by bus

If you are more the sociable type, or would prefer the confidence that walking with a group brings, then here are some suggested links to walking groups nearby to the Pentlands.

Ramblers Scotland

HF Edinburgh Hill Walking Club

Friends of the Pentlands

The Regional Park also offers guided walks through the annual 'Pentland Walking Festival'. To find out more check out the events page