West Linton to Balerno

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From the historic village of West Linton the Scottish National Trail follows a track close to the route of an old Roman Road to Carlops. From here it climbs to the North Esk Reservoir before climbing over a pass through the Pentland Hills. The stage finishes at the commuter settlement of Balerno.


Tracks and clear hill paths, minor road. Section between Listonshiels and West Rigg is very boggy in places.

Public Transport

West Linton, Carlops and Balerno are all linked to Edinburgh by bus services.


West Linton. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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