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Walk: A Maw, a Law & East Cairn Hill

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Scottish Borders | Pentland Hills | Half day walk | ★★ [East Cairn Hill] Fancy a solitary stroll close to the capital? The western Pentlands are much less frequented than the more shapely, eastern side of the range, but still offer good views into the Scottish Borders and West Lothian. This circuit traces the grassy ridges on the east side of the Lyne Water at Baddinsgill, linking a succession of broad, grassy or heathery summits. The last in line - East Cairn Hill - is slightly rockier, with views of Harperrig Reservoir revealed at the last minute from an enormous cairn on its lower west top. Return by the Thieves Road - an old livestock route connecting West Linton to Livingstone via a lonely bealach. [Baddinsgill Reservoir from the ascent of Mount Maw] 📌 Walk: A Maw, a Law & East Cairn Hill ★★ Start / finish near minor road end (space to park, don't block gates) at Baddinsgill Farm, 2 mi northwest of West Linton, G.R.: NT 126548 ///bravo.chestnuts.cooked ▶