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Pentlands Circuit
Three really important things to know before signing up are: It is now winter (whatever the weather, terrain, or height of the mountain) so if you haven't got crampons and boots to match please don't sign up as I won't be taking you! You also need full waterproofs, hat, gloves & rucksack with extra layers, lunch and a hot drink. I will be bringing Kirrie, a very energetic but well behaved working cocker spaniel with me. I will be leaving at 10.30am sharp after having had a coffee at the Pentlands Hills Cafe Express (which I thoroughly recommend if you are a coffee lover!) Meeting Point: Outside The Pentlands Hills Cafe Express at 10.30am. Route & Terrain: This is a hike up to the Pentland Ridge, including Turnhouse, Carnethy, Scald Law, looping around South Black Hill to return back the same way. Therefore lots of hills, very exposed on the ridge and not to be sniffed at. Stats: Approximately 7.75 miles and 1200 ft of ascent/descent. Timings: Including a couple of stops for food & comfort breaks it took me 4.5 hours when I did it a couple of weeks ago at a steady pace so with a group of six I would block out 5 hours to be on the safe side. For any issues, my number is:[masked]. Many thanks. Getting there: Please say if you have a car, where you are coming from (ie your starting point) or where you can pick folk up and whether you are happy to give a lift! I'm not able to give anyone a lift this time around as I'm coming from an early morning hike at Hillend but I'm happy to take two/three passengers home afterwards enroute to Leith. What to bring: At this time of year a head torch please plus full walking gear inc proper winter boots, crampons, waterproofs, hat, gloves, water, hot drink as well as lunch and any snacks you may need for yourself. This is a big day out on the hills so please come prepared. Anyone without appropriate kit will be left behind! As usual I intend to conclude the expedition with a coffee at the Pentlands Hills Cafe Express before heading home and everyone is welcome to join me in some well deserved refreshments.

Flotterstone Inn

Biggar Road · Penicuik

Respond by: 12/15/2018

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This is a group for anyone interested in hillwalking. We aim to be an extended group of people with common hillwalking interests, as it is sometimes hard to find convenient times to go hillwalking with your hillwalking friends (or hard to coerce friends to drag themselves up a hill for you). We don't plan large, organized walks - rather, if anyone wants to go hillwalking, they can schedule a meetup (contact an organizer to become an event organizer), and whoever is interested can RSVP.

As walks are not "led" walks, group members need to (and by going on walks, assert that they do) take responsibility for their own safety and should be comfortable with arranging and participating in hillwalks themselves - for example, choosing suitable equipment, choosing routes and navigating in good or adverse weather conditions.

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