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Pentland Way

32 km / 20 miles

Edinburgh, Midlothian, Borders, S Lanarkshire
The Pentland Way is a route south of Edinburgh from South Lanarkshire towards the city. It runs from Dunsyre to Swanston and visits Medwynbank, West Linton, Carlops, Font Stone, Cap Law, West Kip, East Kip, Scald Law, Carnethy Hill, White Craig Heads before descending to the Glencorse Reservoir. The Way then acends Allermuir Hill before dropping down to Swanston and the finish.


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Other Paths; Very Challenging; Moorland
NT074481 - Dunsyre, S Lanarkshire
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NT239674 - Swanston, Edinburgh
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The Pentland Way : a walk with history (Friends of the Pentlands - 2016)


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Route Profile:

31.6 Km (19.6 miles)
1,106 m (3,629 ft) ascent
556 m (1,824 ft)  maximum height