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Great views and nice having the hard work up front. The paved (but quiet) private road in the final 1/3 less good but a good hike nonetheless.

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muddy
2 months ago

Amazing hike. I would recommend bringing hiking poles, especially when windy and because of elevation fluctuations. Fantastic views and a lot of up and down hill. Make sure to do it on a clear day though or you'll miss out on the views.

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

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

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Wed Jan 16 2019

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.

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Sat Dec 22 2018

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.

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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