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Baluain

Near: Blair Atholl

Forestry plantation with some deciduous woodland, open moorland and pastureland.

  

Blackford Hill and The Hermitage

Near: Edinburgh

Hill and river valley with varied terrain, close to the city centre.

  

Bonaly Park

Near: Edinburgh

Open hills and woodland on the NW edge of the Pentlands.

  

Bonskeid

Near: Pitlochry

A small area of excellent terrain.

  

Bush Estate

Near: Penicuik

Science campus, mainly flat parkland with some woodland, and varied buildings.

  

Cademuir

Near: Peebles

Open hillside, steep and tussocky, with some forest.

  

Cammo

Near: Edinburgh

Woodland and parkland on an old country estate.

  

Castlelaw

Near: Edinburgh

Open hillsides on the fringe of the Pentlands, with some wooded parts.

  

Corstorphine Hill

Near: Edinburgh

Wooded hill with some steep slopes and open grassy areas.

  

Covenanters Wood

Near: Edinburgh

Small area of woodland along the Bonaly Burn, adjacent to Dreghorn Barracks.

  

Craig a Barns

Near: Dunkeld

Classic Scottish terrain, complex forested hills.

  

Cramond Island

Near: Edinburgh

Tidal island, mostly rough open land, with some interesting features. 

  

Dalkeith Park

Near: Dalkeith

Woodland, farmland and parkland on a country estate along two rivers.

  

Dalmeny Estate

Near: South Queensferry

A country estate with open parkland and extensive deciduous woodland.

  

Davidson’s Mains Park & Royal High School

Near: Edinburgh

Small area of parkland and woodland in the NW of the city, with the adjoining school grounds.

  

Dreghorn

Near: Edinburgh

Rough open fields and woodland on the northern edge of the Pentland Hills. 

  

Easter Craiglockhart Hill

Near: Edinburgh

Varied terrain in the heart of the city.

  

Figgate Park

Near: Edinburgh

City park around a pond and along the Figgate Burn, plus surrounding residential streets.

  

Hillend Park

Near: Edinburgh

Open hillside on the northern edge of the Pentland Hills.

  

Hopetoun House

Near: South Queensferry

Formal gardens and parkland around a stately home, with rolling pastureland beyond.

  

Lauriston Castle

Near: Edinburgh

Parkland and gardens on the shores of the Firth of Forth.

  

Linn of Tummel & Clunie

Near: Pitlochry

Mostly open hillside with scattered birch trees and some larger areas of woodland.

  

Mary Erskine and Ravelston Woods

Near: Edinburgh

Very varied area including school buildings, grounds and woods.

  

Newtyle Hill

Near: Dunkeld

A rugged area of mixed terrain in the Southern Highlands.

  

Penicuik Estate

Near: Penicuik

Parkland and mixed woodland on a country estate.

  

Penicuik Ladywood

Near: Penicuik

Contrasting terrain featuring complex modern housing and steep woodland. 

  

Riccarton

Near: Edinburgh

University campus with complex buildings, parkland and woodland.

  

South Queensferry

Near: Edinburgh

Urban area with a mix of old and new.

  

St Andrews

Near: St Andrews, Fife

Urban area including the university, historic town centre and harbour area.

  

Uphall & Broxburn

Near: Broxburn

Urban area, mostly residential, including the Union Canal. 

  

Victoria Park

Near: Edinburgh

Small area of open parkland with mature trees.

  

West Lomond Hill

Near: Falkland, Fife

Open tussocky moorland with good views across Fife and Kinross.