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|Author: Mattreed, Published: 16 Sep 2012||Walk rating : Rating:|
|A relatively easy 45 minute, two mile circular walk around Torduff Reservoir and Sanctuary Wood in the Pentland National park.|
Just west of Colinton in Edinburgh, on Woodhall Road, turn left, up Bonaly Road, following a brown sign "Pentland Hills Regional Park (Bonaly)". The road goes over the city bypass then narrows as it passes a Scout camp and reaches a car park. There are two car park options - a second car park can be reached by taking a right turn on the way to the Scout camp however this walk starts from the upper one which is reached by continuing straight on.
|Start to Cairn|
Start point: 55.8941 lat, -3.2623 long
Go through a gate at the top of the car park and turn right passing a cairn on your left.
|Cairn to Reservoir|
Start point: 55.8939 lat, -3.2631 long
The path leads round and up to Torduff Reservoir passing views of Edinburgh to your right.
|Reservoir to Gate|
Start point: 55.8948 lat, -3.2697 long
Walk across the reservoir dam and turn left at the end. Walk around the reservoir and at the end of the reservoir you will reach a gate and a signpost. Take the path to Bonaly and Dreghorn.
|Gate to left onto path through trees|
Start point: 55.8905 lat, -3.2741 long
The grassy path heads up passing through three gates. It then follows along the edge of a wood before heading left into Sanctuary Wood. After passing through the wood you will reach a wide path and a signpost. Turn left here back down to the car park.
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The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.
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