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Walking with dogs

The Pentland Hills Regional Park is a place for everyone, including four-legged companions. With a little foresight and planning, you and your dog can enjoy a walk in the hills with little impact on the place that you love so well.

Popular places for dog-walking include Bonaly Country Park, which has no livestock within the initial wooded areas, and Harlaw Reservoir, which also has livestock-free areas. Hillend Country Park is particularly popular with professional dog-walkers.

The Scottish Outdoor Access Code sets out the guidance which applies to dog owners. Please make sure you are familiar with it, especially the section on livestock. Most of the Regional Park  is used for sheep-farming.

Be aware that blue-green algae can be present in any reservoir during or after warm weather - do not allow your dog to enter reservoirs if a bloom is present. Find out more about blue-green algae in the Regional Park here.