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- Dunbar cliff-top trail
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- East Linton to Hailes Castle
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- Gifford Community Path Network
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- Roslin Glen
- Stobshiel - Lammer Law - Longyester
- Vogrie Country Park: Tyne Valley Path
- Vogrie: Blinkbonny Circuit
This is another great walk in Midlothian near Edinburgh which covers around 6 km up Carnethy in the Pentland Hills, starting just off the A702 near Penicuik.
Distance: 5.8 km
Approximate time: 2.5 hours
Height gain: 0 m
OS Map: Explorer 344 Pentland Hills
For the Carnethy to the Pentland Hill route, park in the lay by on the A702 and go through the gate along the Kirk Road. Follow the track through the heather clad hills to the col between Scald Law and Carnethy. Turn right and proceed to the summit.
At the summit with its large ancient cairn take in the splendid sight of Loganlea and Glencorse Reservoirs with the Forth bridges and the Ochils as a backdrop. Glencorse Reservoir holds the submerged ruin of the church dedicated to St Catherine by Sir William St Clair who was one of the Scottish Knights who set off to carry the heart of Robert Bruce to the Holy Land.
Turn and take in the breathtaking scenery looking towards Penicuik and the Moorfoots in the south and the Highlands to the north looking over the Firth of Forth. Follow the reverse route back to your starting point.
This walk starts and finishes from the layby on the A702, 1km north of Silverburn with regular bus services to and from Edinburgh City Centre.
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