Explore the most popular Hiking trails in Midlothian with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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We really enjoyed this trail. Half the trail is amazing and really close to north Esk river with some parts that seem inaccessible at first but really fun to hike if you stick to the map. The other half is pretty straight forward and easy for anyone to walk without a lot of nature around. Overall, we enjoyed the first half more and expecting a bit more for the rest of the distance, but we did have a brilliant time! The path can get muddy and appropriate shoes and clothes are highly recommended. Hope this helps :-)

great trail. lots of wonderful views. definitely recommend

Starts out with 2 steep hills which give some great views, and then the second half is mostly flat along some reservoirs. Nice walk

Very beautiful and the bridge leading to the ruins of Roslin Castle is extraordinary.

Great trail run or hike with lots of elevation gain. From multiple vantages you can see the surrounding countryside and beautiful lakes.

Used to cycle this route when living in Edinburgh - great exercise and great steps gradients to get the legs burning....

Not sure it ‘features a lake’! There is one lake in Scotland and it’s not in the Pentlands.

Nice walk. Only down side is that the last third is on a concrete road and not on soil

Great walk. Rubbish description!! I do this walk regularly. . But, it not Staffordshire!!! It’s Midlothian. And there are no lakes there. There are reservoirs.

Sun Oct 08 2017

The North Esk Valley walk is an excellent walk. The directions were spot on. I never needed to bring out the map and without the directions I would never have found the walk and the directions kept me on the route all the way. Great.

Wonderful day in Edinburgh and my daughter and I set off for our first walk in the Pentland Hills. The route was easy to follow from the car park at Flotterstone. We extended the walk up to the summit of Scald Law, with the 3rd ascent of the day being a long steep section. Return journey via the reservoirs was easy going and the local fishing club were out enjoying what looked to be a good catch. Walk was just over 8 miles and took us 4.5 hrs. Plenty of opportunity on the ridge to extend the walk if you are fit enough. Definitely an area I will visit again.

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