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.
Author: Susan Falconer
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
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.
... Jardine accurately determined the levels and produce of springs in the Pentland Hills , near Edinburgh . This work eventually led , in consultation with Telford , to his best known achievement , supplying Edinburgh with a plentiful ...
Author: A. W. Skempton
Publisher: Thomas Telford
This biographical reference work looks specifically at the lives, works and careers of those individuals involved in civil engineering whose careers began before 1830.
A guide to walking Scotland's Pentland Hills - a popular, accessible range south-west of Edinburgh - with a diversity of landscape as well as a rich natural and cultural heritage.
Author: Susan Falconer
Publisher: Cicerone Press
A guide to walking Scotland's Pentland Hills - a popular, accessible range south-west of Edinburgh - with a diversity of landscape as well as a rich natural and cultural heritage. The area's excellent path system, interesting but not too rugged terrain, and proximity to civilisation offer a superb introduction to Scottish hillwalking.
The Pentland Hills: 'A Lung for the City' The literary references of writers such as Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson ... the inspiration that is provided by the spectacular backdrop that the Pentland Hills give to Edinburgh.
Author: Roger Sidaway
Resolving Environmental Disputes presents detailed case studies from the key contemporary themes in resource management and environmental protection, such as: access to the countryside for recreation, sustainable forestry, pollution and risks to health, and coastal zone management. The book spans both theory and practice in assessing the relationship between public participation and mediation. It is structured around detailed case studies from Britain, the USA and the Netherlands, which are interspersed with chapters providing explanation and interpretation of the theoretical and practical issues involved. In reviewing the state of environmental conflict resolution, the author examines how and why conflicts occur and whether approaches to conflict resolution based on consensus building could be more widely applied.
The Pentland Hills (www.pentlandhills.org) F, which rise to over 500m, stretch southwest from the city for over 15 ... and continue across the Pentlands to Silverburn (6.5 miles) or Carlops (8 miles), and return to Edinburgh by bus.
Author: Lonely Planet
Publisher: Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Scotland is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Sip the water of life, whisky, in an ancient pub, trace the trails of the clanspeople fleeing Glen Coe, or play a round in St Andrew's, golf's spiritual home; all with your trusted travel companion.