Midlothian Snowsports Centre, Hillend - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Midlothian Snowsports Centre, Hillend
The Midlothian Snowsports Centre, formerly the Hillend Ski Centre, is the second longest dry ski slope in Europe, situated near Hillend near Edinburgh, South East Scotland. It is a national training centre for Scottish Olympians, with 29 having been trained there as of 2010, including Finlay Mickel, a former British number one downhill skier. It is used for skiing, snowboarding and snowblading, and social use includes lessons for adults and children occurring all year round.
Hotels near Midlothian Snowsports Centre, Hillend
Checkout accommodations closest to Midlothian Snowsports Centre, Hillend
Attractions Near Midlothian Snowsports Centre, Hillend
1.53km from Midlothian Snowsports Centre, Hillend
A beautiful range of mountain to the south-west of Edinburgh, Scotland. The range is around 20 miles in length, and runs south west from Edinburgh towards Biggar and the upper Clydesdale. It rise to nearly 600m in height and provide some of the finest hillwalking in Scotland with wonderful views from the summits.
2.54km from Midlothian Snowsports Centre, Hillend
A majestic hill that rises steeply from the valley to the northern tops of the Pentland Hills in Midlothian, Scotland. There was a majestic hill fort called,Castlelaw Hill Fort, which is an elaborate Iron Age fortification consisting of three earthwork ditches and banks protecting a roughly circular inner area.
2.93km from Midlothian Snowsports Centre, Hillend
A majestic hill, that is 493 metres high in the Pentland Hills region or range in Scotland It is one of the most impressive and most often noticed hills in the range. You can climb Allermuir Hill from a number of different starting points. A path from Hillend near Lothianburn leads up over neighbouring Caerketton Hill after climbing above the Midlothian Snowsports Centre, en route to Allermuir Hill.
Castlelaw Hill Fort
3.13km from Midlothian Snowsports Centre, Hillend
This is the remnant of a stronghold of the Iron Age, which has commands views over the Forth and Lothian. When it was occupied the site consisted of three earthwork ramparts, ditches and timber palisades. The fort contained a Souterrain for the storage of agricultural produce. An iconic attraction in this area and it attracts a lot of tourists.
Pentland Hills Regional Park
3.74km from Midlothian Snowsports Centre, Hillend
The Pentland Hills are a range of hills to the south-west of Edinburgh, Scotland. The range is around 20 miles in length, and runs south west from Edinburgh towards Biggar and the upper Clydesdale. One of the iconic location for a trek and also a beautiful view point.
3.81km from Midlothian Snowsports Centre, Hillend
A beautiful reservoir which was located in Midlothian, Scotland, UK, two miles west of Glencorse, in the Pentland Hills. The reservoir is not the primary source of drinking water for Edinburgh, but instead provides a top-up supply when the principal supply from the Megget Reservoir and Talla Reservoir are low. It is also one of the iconic picnic places in this area.