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Pentland Way

Edinburgh, Midlothian, Borders, S Lanarkshire

32 km / 20 miles
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.

Strider News - December 2023 (Publication Update)

Updated guidebook


Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Other Paths
Very Challenging
Start: NT074481 - Dunsyre, S Lanarkshire View on StreetMap
Finish: NT239674 - Swanston, Edinburgh View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2017
Web Sites: Pentland Way

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Guide to the Pentland Way  (Friends of the Pentlands  - 2022 )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 65, 66, 72
OS Landranger Active 65, 66, 72
OS Explorer 336, 344, 350
OS Explorer Active 336, 344, 350

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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

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