Walking in the Pentland Hills : 30 walks in Edinburgh's local hills by Susan Falconer
This guidebook describes 30 circular walks in Scotland's Pentland Hills, a range of low summits which extends between Edinburgh and Biggar in South Lanarkshire. Ranging from 3 to 27km (2-17 miles), there is something to suit all abilities from the novice to the experienced hill-walker, with each route showcasing a different aspect of the area's unique character. Step-by-step route description is accompanied by 1:50,000 OS mapping and a wealth of interesting information on the region's rich natural and cultural heritage: its geology, history, wildlife and connections with literary greats such as Robert Louis Stevenson and Sir Walter Scott.
Local place names are explained, local folklore explored and there is a helpful glossary of dialect terms. The Pentland Hills can be enjoyed in all seasons. Although the highest summit, Scald Law, stands at 579m, stunning vistas belie their modest elevation: this is a region of grass and heather-clad slopes which rise above picturesque valleys hiding streams and reservoirs.
Walking in the Pentland Hills is an ideal companion to discovering great walking on Scotland's most accessible hills.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- 176 pages, Over 70 photos and 30 OS map extracts
- Publisher: Cicerone Press
- Imprint: Cicerone Press
- Edition: 2 Revised edition
- ISBN: 9781852848675
- Published: 7 Oct 2016
- Lowland Scotland & Borders
- Central Scotland
- Walking, hiking, trekking
- Travel & holiday guides
- Readership: General
- Weight: 196g
- Dimensions: 173 x 117 x 9 (mm)
- Pub. Country: United Kingdom
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