This is an area of open hillside adjacent to the Midlothian Snowsports Centre. (Skiing and other activities also available). There is some woodland on the east side, and extensive gorse patches on lower slopes. Otherwise the terrain is mainly rough grass, with heather higher up. There are excellent views over the city from the higher slopes, which are part of the Pentland Hills Regional Park.
Parking: Upper car park for the Snowsports Centre. EH10 7DT Grid Ref: NT244667 What3words:twig.shape.boring
The open hillside on the Pentland Hills; steep terrain.
Map packs can be obtained direct from ESOC (www.esoc.org.uk/poc).
Virtual Orienteering Courses (VOCs), using the Permanent Orienteering Course (POC) posts, are available as MapRun6 courses on a smartphone. Full details of the courses available (difficulty, length, and safety advice) and how to access them can be found on the Hillend Park page of British Orienteering’s “Go Orienteering” web portal (www.goorienteering.org.uk/course/hillend)
Full instructions for accessing/using the MapRun software are included on the Smartphone Orienteering & Permanent Courses page of the Scottish Orienteering website (www.scottish-orienteering.org/get-involved/pocs/).
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