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Welcome to the Pentland Hills. The Regional Park encompasses a stunning range of medium-sized hills stretching from the City of Edinburgh bypass down to Carlops. Three local authorities cover the area, which is a mixture of publicly-owned land (such as Hillend, Bonaly, and Harlaw), and private land used for farming and sport shooting. 

- download our map and information leaflet to orientate yourself to the area
- download our leaflet How to Get to the Pentland Hills by Bus for information on walks starting or finishing at bus stops
- find out more about our Visitor Information Points at Harlaw and Flotterstone
- wondering what the weather will be like? See the links to the left, or check out this webcam, which points towards East and West Kips.

News in brief

Thurs 5th April 2018: Harlaw car park and access track are very icy - access is not recommended today.

Tuesday 8th March 2018: Harlaw car park is accessible with care. We still recommend avoiding the area, and parking elsewhere if possible. The visitor centre and toilet is closed. Most other car parks are now accessible with care. In general areas to the east and north-east of the Park are more accessible.

Sunday 4th March 2018: Harlaw car park inaccessible due to drifted snow. PLEASE AVOID HARLAW AREA. There is no access for vehicles up to the car park, as only a narrow route has been ploughed for local residents and farmers. Bonaly car park is also inaccessible: park at the lower car park above the bypass. Threipmuir car park has not been ploughed: 4x4s can DROP OFF passengers, but there is no room to park. Flotterstone car park is accessible with care. Thank you for your patience.

November 2017, Pentland Beacon 48 The latest edition of the Pentland Beacon, our biannual newsletter, has been released! Click here to download a PDF to read at your leisure.

Land Management Activities

February 2018: Sheep tupping has finished, but dog owners are asked to take care around livestock, and make sure their dog is always under close control.

November 2017: there have been incidents of sheep worrying at Torduff and Clubbiedean.

Event Organisers

If you wish to hold an event in the Park, please read the Pentland Hills Regional Park Events Policy and booking form.

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Regional Park Organised Events 2018

List of events April - December 2018