Walk: Around Balerno's reservoirs

[Bavelaw Burn between Harlaw and Threipmuir Reservoirs]

Follow Bavelaw Burn up from Balerno and Malleny Garden and you'll reach a staircase of reservoirs. Walking around the shores of Harlaw and Threipmuir to a third reservoir at Black Springs gives good views across the waters to the Pentland Hills, with crepes available by Harlaw House Ranger Centre on our visit. Popular for dog walkers, fishing and student post-exam celebrations, but deserves recognition from a wider demographic than that.

[View from Threipmuir Reservoir]

Name: Walk: Around Balerno's reservoirs ★☆☆
Length: 4 km / 2 miles
Ascent: 40 metres
Points of interest: Harlaw Reservoir; Threipmuir Reservoir
Start / finish: Car park at Harlaw Reservoir, G.R.: NT 182655 / index hello healthier

Route: Car park - Harlaw Reservoir dam - Threipmuir Reservoir dam - Black Springs - Harlaw Reservoir dam - car park
Terrain: Wide, flattish paths, narrower with a little ascent after Black Springs. Optional, narrower paths keep you closer to the water's edge.
Wildlife today: Swans and ducks near Black Springs; cows and sheep in surrounding fields.
Weather today: Sunny with scattered clouds, a little breezy by Threipmuir Reservoir.

[Harlaw Reservoir]


Route credit: Walkhighlands

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