If you’re looking for some walking inspiration for 2016, take a look at our favourite walks from 2015 on the blog. Just bear in mind that these have been walked at all different times over the year and conditions could vary dramatically. Always check the latest weather and conditions before you head out, take all of the right kit with you, and let someone know where you’ll be heading and when to expect you back.
This is a great 11 mile ramble with great views over the Pentland Hills and Edinburgh. There is also a lovely pub called the Flotterstone Inn opposite the car park at the visitor centre.
Today’s blog is by Steven Rittey, Leisure Cycling and Walking Holidays Manager at Wheel2Wheel Holidays based in Manchester. Steven writes a monthly blog for OS to tell of his adventures and ‘Tales from the Cycle Trails’, a weekly newsletter for leisure cyclists. Here he describes a great ride across Scotland…
I have been on numerous night trains across Europe and like the fact that you can leave a city in the evening, travel through the night and end at your destination without spending another night in a hotel or travelling throughout the day. You can even sleep in a bed if you like or choose a cheaper reclining seat. Whilst this form of train travel is part of the everyday rail timetable in mainland Europe, the U.K only has two ‘night train’ routes left – London to Northern Scotland and London to Penzance. Despite my love of train travel, I had been on neither.
Length of route: 4.5 km
Starting point: NO 253 073 – parking and toilets near by
Suitable for: Walking
Maps: OS Explorer Map 370 – Glenrothes North, Falkland & Lomond Hills
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