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Walking Through the Pentland Hills

The Pentland Hills, located at the South-West of Edinburgh, provide excellent hill walking and hiking opportunities easily accessible from the city. Spread over an area of 90 km² (35 sq mi), it has over 100 km of waymarked routes. These go through a multitude of terrain types, covering everything from a leisurely stroll to demanding hikes across the Hills.

On a cold day in January, we decided to take a quick trip (an eight  hour walk) along one of these routes and these are some of the sights we enjoyed along the way.

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When you’re in the park, it is quite easy to forget that there is a city nearby.

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As you can see, there was quite a decent amount of snow on the Hills that day. We went back a week later and most of it was gone.

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These Hills, due to their proximity to Edinburgh, provide a wonderful escape for city-dwelling nature lovers.

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For more information about what The Pentland Hills Regional Park offers, see here and here.

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