Moorfoot Hills - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Moorfoot Hills
A majestic range of grass covered hills traversing the border between Midlothian and the Scottish Borders Council Area. The range is formed from three similar successions of wackes and siltstones known as the Portpatrick Formation, the Shinnel Formation and 'Gala Unit 2', the first two are sub-units of the Scaur Group, the last a sub-unit of the Gala Group. Parts of the Moorfoot Hills are designated a Special Area of Conservation.
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Attractions Near Moorfoot Hills
1.2km from Moorfoot Hills
Blackhope Scar is a majestic summit in the Moorfoot Hills region or range in Scotland. Blackhope Scar is 651 metres high. A rough, boggy moorland hill, it is usually climbed from the Gladhouse Reservoir and offers fine views from its summit. A good trekking destination and also it offers nice views of this area.
5.08km from Moorfoot Hills
This is a tributary of the River Tweed in Scotland,. It rises in the Moorfoot Hills and joins the Tweed near the town of Innerleithen. The river lends its name to the character Sir Edward Leithen in a number of novels by John Buchan. A nice picnic spot and also there are so many options for leisure avtivited here.
6.26km from Moorfoot Hills
A beautiful loch located at an elevation of 344 metres situated southeast of Earlypier, close to Hillhead, in the heart of Scotland. It is now operated by Scottish Water for the supply of drinking-water. A private recreational fishery is managed by Portmore Fishing Syndicate.
Leithen Lodge House
6.59km from Moorfoot Hills
Leithen Lodge in Peeblesshire is a Grade A Listed Building offering country retreats, a corporate venue & self catering short breaks Scotland. It was one of the iocnic attraction for the tourists coming here.
8.08km from Moorfoot Hills
Windlestraw Law is a summit in the Moorfoot Hills region or range in Scotland. It is one of the highest peak of the range, and lies north of the town of Innerleithen. A good trekking destination with large and boggy peak, it is usually climbed from either its western slopes or the longer route from Tweeddale to the south.
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Midlothian is a historic county, registration county, lieutenancy area and one of 32 council areas of Scotland used for local government. Midlothian lies in the east-central Lowlands, bordering the City of Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders.