West Kip, East Kip and Scald Law from Threipmuir

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This excellent circuit from the north side of the Pentlands tackles West and East Kip - the shapeliest of the range - en route to Scald Law, the highest. It then returns to the start via Green Cleuch.


Clear hill paths; some rough sections, steep on the Kips.

Public Transport

Balerno (bus) is 3km from the walk start.


Threipmuir car park. Open start point in Google Maps for 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 Skills page for basic information on the essential skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.

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