The nearest Pentlands summit to the city, this walk of just under 4 miles will see you ascend 385 metres, giving you yet more fantastic views of Edinburgh. It may sound an easy walk, but the 3 to 4-hour walk can be a little tricky in places, a challenge for inexperienced walkers. Open to the weather, there are parts of the route that are exposed but on a clear day, with good weather forecast, it is worth the effort.
The route begins near the ski slopes at Hillend, heading up Caerketton Hill and Allermuir Hill. Enjoy the pretty thatched village of Swanston at its end.