Welcome to the Pentland Hills. The Regional Park encompasses a stunning range of medium-sized hills stretching from the City of Edinburgh Bypass down to Carlops. Three local authorities cover the area, which is a mixture of publicly-owned land (such as Hillend, Bonaly, and Harlaw), and private land used for farming and sport shooting. Please contact us if you can't find the answer to your enquiry here. We recommend downloading our map and information leaflet to orientate yourself to the area. Wondering what the weather will be like? See the links to the left, or check out this webcam, which points towards East and West Kips.

News in brief  

November 2017, Pentland Beacon 48 The latest edition of the Pentland Beacon, our biannual newsletter, has been released! Click here to download a PDF to read at your leisure.

November 2017, Balerno Photo Some good images taken in the Pentland Hills were submitted to the competition run by Balerno Village Trust and Balerno Parish Church - see results here.

August 2017, DREGHORN CAR PARK The car park at Dreghorn was closed to all motor vehicles from 31 July 2017. This is due to construction works being undertaken by MoD contractors. Visitors to the Regional Park will still be able to access Dreghorn by non-motorised transport.

July 2017, Flotterstone Information Centre The building is no longer a visitor centre. Information on the Regional Park is still available, located on the outside of the building, which has reopened as a catered facility (Pentland Hills Coffee Express), providing coffee and paninis. Pop in to say hello to the business owners and sample their fare.

Land Management Activities

Sheep tupping has started: dog owners are asked to take care around livestock, and make sure their dog is always under close control. November 2017: there have been incidents of sheep worrying at Torduff and Clubbiedean.

Event Organisers

If you wish to hold an event in the Park, please read the Pentland Hills Regional Park Events Policy and booking form.

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