Scald Law and Carnethy Hill, Flotterstone

Scald Law is the highest of the Pentlands; this popular approach reaches it via a switchback ridge, taking in the shapely Carnethy Hill along the way. The return follows the minor road by the Loganlea and Glencorse Reservoirs.

Terrain

Clear hill paths; some rough sections

Public Transport

Bus to Flotterstone Inn. Traveline Scotland.

Start

Flotterstone Ranger Centre. Map and directions.

Hillwalking in Winter

Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Essentials page for basic information on the skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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