News in brief

UPDATE WEDNESDAY 19 JULY...The causeway at Black Springs (Threipmuir) will be closed to all users UNTIL THURSDAY 27th JULY while essential reservoir maintenance work takes place. There will be heavy machinery on site, and people are advised to avoid the crossing as no alternative route will be in place. We envisage a further temporary closure in the coming week, and will update this information once a full inspection has taken place on Tuesday. Please help us to ensure your safety by following any notices and instructions, and adjusting your intended route. Monitor this page for updates. Many thanks.

Flotterstone Information Centre reopening as Pentland Coffee Express. Information on the Regional Park is still available, located on the outside of the building, which will be reopening as a catered facility in the near future. Please note we now suggest a car park donation of £2 at Flotterstone; proceeds go towards the Regional Park.

Issue 47 of Pentland Beacon is now available - find out what's been happening in the Park

We have the results of a user survey of Pentland Hills visitors, conducted by visiting students from Germany: see this link

Would you like to join Park Officers on our regular Biodiversity Surveys

Land Management Activities

The lambing season is coming to an end, but dog owners are still asked to take care around livestock, and make sure their dog is always under close control. Ground-nesting birds are looking after their nests just now, so this is just as important on the open moorland.

12th August marks the start of grouse shooting season.  

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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