Central Pentlands Circularby Dan Bailey - UKHillwalking.com Feb/2012
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Gentle grassy ridge walking, shapely small summits and easy access from Edinburgh - no wonder the Pentlands are popular. But despite their almost suburban location these are still proper hills. The central peaks in the chain are the most striking, and the busiest; but go midweek and you could have them to yourself. The bus service on the nearby A702 makes a linear walk possible, but a longer circular route is covered here.
Distance: 10.56 miles (17 km)
Total ascent: 706m
Steepest Gradient: 30% (1 in 3)
Time: 4 – 5 hours (Walking)
SummitsScald Law 579 m
Ranger centre car park near Flotterstone Inn, NT232631
Penicuik or Edinburgh
Clear hill paths with some pretty steep gradients. Well-drained grassy ground on the summits, but quite boggy in places on the return leg under Hare Hill. Then a long finish on tarmac.
The main ridge makes a good ski tour
Weather and Hill Conditions:
mwis: Southern Uplands
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