Edinburgh is a vivid city. Which is great, but sometimes you might want to get away from all the noise and traffic. The Pentland Hills are a safe way to do so. There are several options how to get there. One is to take the bus to Hillend.
If you follow the path right behind the bus stop it will guide you to a Snowsports Centre. You can either walk up the hill or you can buy a two way ticket for £3 to get on the chair lift. However, watch out for its closing time!
Once you have made it up to the top of the hill you can follow a small path which leads you over the hills and which gives you a stunning view over Edinburgh and its surroundings.
You might meet a herd of cows peacefully grazing on your path. Don’t be scared, they might be huge, but really friendly.
Take a picnic, enjoy the view, and when you’re done, just take the same way back as you came.
Insider Tipp: Bring food for a picnic!
Watch out for the chair lift’s closing time!