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Corstorphine Hill

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Location

Nearest town: Edinburgh

Terrain description

This is a long thin area in the west of the city, bordering the Zoo. It’s a Local Nature Reserve, managed by the City of Edinburgh Council, and is mostly wooded, with some steep slopes to the east, and open grassy areas on the western side. There are lots of rock features throughout the area. The southern extension to the map is less rocky, a mixture of open and wooded terrain. There’s a good path network throughout.

There is a permanent orienteering course here, and also MapRun courses.

Used mainly for local events (e.g. Saturday events) or training.

  

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Corstorphine Hill - view W in summer, Crawford Lindsay

Corstorphine Hill - view W in summer

Corstorphine Hill - top of the hill in winter, Crawford Lindsay

Corstorphine Hill - top of the hill in winter

Corstorphine Hill - south end of the hill in winter, Crawford Lindsay

Corstorphine Hill - south end of the hill in winter

Corstorphine Hill Tower, Crawford Lindsay

Corstorphine Hill Tower

Corstorphine Hill - south end of the hill in summer, Crawford Lindsay

Corstorphine Hill - south end of the hill in summer

Corstorphine Hill - rocky ground, Crawford Lindsay

Corstorphine Hill - rocky ground

Corstorphine Hill southern extension, Crawford Lindsay

Corstorphine Hill southern extension