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  • 3 to 4 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Get out of Edinburgh's crowded city center and discover the wonderful nature that surrounds the Scottish capital. This guided tour takes you walking in the Pentland Hills, which are on Edinburgh's doorstop, yet largely overlooked by tourists. As you walk, your guide will fill you in on Edinburgh's natural and cultural heritage, as well as the geology of the hills.
  • Get out of the city and into the hills that surround Edinburgh
  • Great way to beat the crowds of Edinburgh's center
  • Learn all about the Pentland Hills from your guide
  • Includes a free all-day bus ticket, as well as light snacks

What's Included

  • Light snacks and a bottle of water is included
  • I will also provide an ALL DAY BUS TICKET. You can use it till midnight, as many times you want.

    Departure & Return

    Departure Point

    • King's Theatre
      2 Leven St, Edinburgh EH3 9LQ, UK

      We will meet in front of King's Theatre (2 Leven St, Edinburgh EH3 9LQ) very close to city center. We will take a local bus (a very short journey) from there to the foot hills of Pentland.

    Departure Time

    9:30 AM

    Return Details

    • Currie
      Currie EH14, UK

      We will end our trip at Currie or in Balerno depending on how much time we have left in our hands and also if you would like to continue exploring the stunning Pentland hills further to Balerno or if you would like to call it a day and end our trip in Currie. We will then take a local bus back to the city center at the end of our journey.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • If you want to drive to the location then there will be a free car parking available near the location. There will be a toilet facility available at the end of our walk. Please ask me if you have any further question. I'm always happy to help :) (PLEASE NOTE: If your preferred date & time is not available in my calendar, please contact me for arrangement. I have 5 other Experiences that you might be interested in. Please have a look at all my tours and experiences & choose the one which is best for you. ) Good hiking footwear is essential and please carry water proof clothing just incase.
    • -Please book a private tour with kids under 7 years of age. Contact to arrange "Rishi's Edinburgh Tours".
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Important info: 1. No training required, however moderate fitness level is required. 2. Good hiking footwear is essential and don't forget your waterproof clothing - just in case. 3. We will take a local bus from our meeting point to the foot hills of the Pentlands (a very short journey). 4. Tour will last 3 to 4 hours depending on how we walk, I like to keep things flexible depending on your requirement.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

    Q:What is the policy on sanitization during HILL & NATURE Walk ~ DISCOVER REAL EDINBURGH WITH A LOCAL EXPERT! Half Day Tour?

    A:The policy on sanitization is:
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

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    Wonderful trip
    Joanne_R, Aug 2022
    The scenery was beautiful and Rishi was a wonderful guide! It was so nice to see the countryside, so close to downtown Edinburgh.
    Rishi was an excellent...
    Paula_R, Aug 2022
    Rishi was an excellent guide. He was personable, very knowledgeable about the history of the Pentlands and eager to share his love of the outdoors with us.
    Absolutely beautiful...
    Christine_A, Jul 2022
    Absolutely beautiful hike! About 5-6 miles total. Uphill for about the first mile, then rolling hills. Rishi was a great guide and shared a lot of knowledge about the landscape, environment and development.
    Great it!
    Sharon_B, Jul 2022
    What a great experience this was. This was our first day on Edinburgh. Lucky us. We had great weather and a great tour with Rishi. He was knowledgeable, superb with his customers and made this excursion enjoyable for all. We highly recommend!
    Excellent hike and beautiful views!
    Diane_B, Jul 2022
    Rishi was very personable and knowledgeable. This was a really nice half-day hike for anyone limited on time but wanting to get out of the city and see the beautiful countryside. Highly recommend.
    Amazing getaway from Edinburgh city center
    Alejandra_S, Jul 2022
    Walking with Rishi was a delight. He took the time to give me the tour even though I was the only one that day. He's super knowledgeable and a great storyteller. He's very nice and kind too. We had a marvellous walk and he gave me some nice recommendations. I would definitely do this tour again!
    Incredible Hike with views
    Katia_C, Sep 2021
    Rishi was an absolutely wonderful and considerate tour guide. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the Pentlands. The hike was fantastic and exceeded all expectations. I will definitely tour with Rishi next time I visit Edinburgh. It was just amazing.
    Experience Nature of Edinburgh
    Emily_N, Feb 2020
    This is one activity that I feel a lot of people missed while in Edinburgh. Most of us would have concentrated on visiting tourist attractions like the castle and shopped for souvenirs along beautiful cobbled-stone streets. Yet Edinburgh is surrounded by multiple hills and nature, of which Pentland Hills offers one a good peak into the great outdoors of this city. Rishi, our local guide who took us on the walk was a wonderful person to begin with. Accompanied by this expert guide with rich experience and knowledge of not only Edinburgh but how Pentland Hills came to be from millions of years ago, we were grateful for the knowledge gained. And with winds blowing up to 60km/hr on the day we were there, we felt safe and assured with Rishi constantly checking on us and pacing himself slower so that we can keep up. A big thank you to Rishi!
    A wonderful experience
    ChinYu_N, Jan 2020
    Rishi is a very knowledgable guide, which provides lots of information not only related to the hiking route, but also the history of the place. He is very willing to answer all your questions and explain them in a very detail way. Overall, the hiking route is wonderful and just takes only 20mins bus from the city centre. It is a wonderful experience with Rishi in a superb scenic view. You can have a deep understanding on the geology of the hill, the culture and the lifestyle of the local. I highly recommend this awesome trip and you will definitely not regret About it.


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