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Blackhope Scar - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Blackhope Scar, Heriot EH44 6NW, UK

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About Blackhope Scar

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.

Attractions Near Blackhope Scar

Moorfoot Hills
Moorfoot Hills1.2km from Blackhope Scar

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.

Leithen Water
Leithen Water4.09km from Blackhope Scar

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.

Gladhouse Reservoir
Gladhouse Reservoir5.39km from Blackhope Scar
Leithen Lodge House
Leithen Lodge House5.55km from Blackhope Scar

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.

Portmore Loch
Portmore Loch5.84km from Blackhope Scar

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.

Glentress Forest
Glentress Forest7.39km from Blackhope Scar

The gateway to the Tweed Valley Forest Park and home of a mountain biking centre which is one of the 7stanes mountain bike trails operated throughout southern Scotland by Forestry and Land Scotland. There are so many walking routes and options for tree-top adventure and magnificent views of the Tweed Valley.

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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.