3.5 of 5 (2 votes)

Pentlands Capital View Walk

A leisurely walk (countryside) in Midlothian, Scotland, about 1.63km (1.01 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 0:45h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 136m (446ft)
Loss 112m (367ft)
Max. Elevation 320m (1049ft)
Elevation (total) 248m (813ft)
Start & End
Hillend (Bus 4), Fairmilehead/Swanston Drive (Bus 15/15A)
Distance 1.63km
Duration ~0:45
Ordnance Survey Map
Created by monkeyboyo on 13 Dec 2007
Catch LRT buses number 4, 15 or 15A (25-30 mins from Edinburgh to Hillend). The Capital View Walk starts from the car park next to the bus terminus. The walk is well signed, with stunning views of the city - a real Capital View! The final part of the walk is within earshot of the motorway, but this is outweighed by a taste of historical Swanston village. You can finish the walk with some refreshments at “The Steading" pub. A walk most notable for its views rather than tranquilty.

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Top of Ski lift About 0.78 km (~0.48 miles) from
OS Grid NT242663
Watch skiers from here
Swanston Village About 0.85 km (~0.53 miles) from
OS Grid NT240672
Enter village

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