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14 Mountain Peaks to explore in Midlothian


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.

Allermuir Avenue
Allermuir AvenueAllermuir Ave, Bilston, Roslin EH25, UK

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.

Bell's Hill
Bell's HillBell's Hill EH26 0PP, UK

Bell Hill is one of the highest hills in the county of Dorset, England and a high point on the Wessex Ridgeway. The summit itself lies on a ridge running from northeast to southwest. There is evidence of prehistoric settlement, with a tumulus 500 metres southwest of the summit, a cross dyke beyond it and a settlement and field system in the area of the Ringmoor plantation. An iconic location for a picnic and also there are so many options in this area.

Blackhope Scar
Blackhope ScarBlackhope Scar, Heriot EH44 6NW, UK

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.

Carnethy Hill
Carnethy HillCarnethy Hill, Penicuik EH26, UK

A majestic summit with a 73 metres high located in the Pentland Hills region or range in Scotland. A good trekking destination and also there are so many beautiful views from here. Loganlea Reservoir lies on the Northwest flank of the hill.

Castlelaw Hill
Castlelaw HillCastlelaw Hill, Penicuik EH26 0PB, UK

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.

Castlelaw Hill Fort
Castlelaw Hill Fort2, 2 Castlelaw Cottages, Penicuik EH26 0PB, UK

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.

East Cairn Hill
East Cairn HillEast Cairn Hill, Balerno EH14 7JL, UK

A majestic hill which was located in the Pentland Hills range of Scotland. With a height of 567 m. A good trekking destination and also there are so many things to see and do here.

Moorfoot Hills
Moorfoot HillsMoorfoot Hills, Heriot EH23 4TB, UK

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.

Mount Maw
Mount MawMount Maw, Pentland Hills, West Linton EH46 7AS, UK

Mount Maw is a summit in Scottish Borders, situated southwest of Carlops Hill, southwest of Carlops Hill. It has an elevation of 535 metres. A huge mountain which has a good trekking area and also it offers some nice views too.

Pentland Hills
Pentland Hills 55°52'26.0"N 3°12'28., 5th St, Grangemouth, Bo'ness EH10 7DX, UK

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.

Scald Law
Scald LawScald Law, Penicuik EH26 9LN, UK

A majestic hill in Midlothian, which has a height of 579 metres it is the highest of the Pentland Hills. The hill is composed of Devonian volcanic rock. A good trekking destination and also there are nice views waiting for you.

Turnhouse Hill
Turnhouse HillTurnhouse Hill, Penicuik EH26, UK

A beautiful and quiet risky mountain in United Kingdom. The prominence is 79m/259ft. Hiking is possible and there are so many things to see and do here. It also offers beautiful views from the top.

West Kip
West KipWest Kip, Penicuik EH26 9LS, UK

The West Kip is a 551 m high hill in the chain of the Pentland Hills . It is located in the west of the Scottish Council Area Midlothian on the eastern flank in the center of the approximately 25 km long range of hills. The hamlet of Carlops and the small town of Penicuik are located five kilometers south and east, respectively. The neighboring hills are the East Kip and the South Black Hill in the east of Cap Law in the South and the Hare Hill in the northwest.

Windlestraw Law
Windlestraw LawWindlestraw Law, Innerleithen TD1 1TP, UK

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.

Map of Mountain Peaks to explore in Midlothian