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Balerno Group

We are the Balerno Ramblers. We open the way for everyone in our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

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Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking

Overview

A circuit walk across several Pentlands Hills. Starting from Baddinsgill Farm, we climb hills of c500m including Faw Mount, Mount Maw, Carlops Hill,  Grain Hill, The Mount, Weather Law. The highest peak is East Cairn Hill at 567m prior to our descent. Whilst we don't return to the bottom of each hill, there is an incline between hills providing fabulous views in all directions.

The descent passes through Little Hill and Muckle Knox before returning to the car park. 

The terrain is rocky and can be boggy in places therefore walking sticks and gaiters are recommended. 

Passenger donation - £5

Individual passenger donation £1.50

 

 

Saturday, 15 June 2024
Meeting time:
8:50 am
Start time:
9:30 am
Estimated finish time:
4:00 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
13.7km / 8.5mi
Ascent:
567m / 1860ft
Type:
circular

We regret dogs are not permitted on our walks.

Please register with the walk leader and advise if you have a medical condition relevant to your walking.

 

Features

  • Car parking available
  • Car sharing available

Meeting point

Grid reference:
NT 17999 67701
Nearest postcode:
EH14 5NP
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Meeting time:
8:50 am

We gather at Pentland View Car Park 08:50, preparing to leave 9:00 prompt following arranging car sharing.

Starting point

Grid reference:
NT 14977 51538
Nearest postcode:
EH46 7EQ
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Start time:
9:30 am

Our walk starts at Baddingsgill Farm where there are a few parking spaces so limiting cars by sharing is the preferred option. Walk will start as soon as possible around 09:00 to ensure we are back to the carpark prior to it getting dark.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking