GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Bonaly Country Park

5 miles (8 km)

This country park is located a few miles to the south of Edinburgh city centre. The park features cycle and walking trails taking you through woodland and open moorland to a series of reservoirs. There are excellent views of the Pentland Hills, Edinburgh, theLothians,Fifeand theFirth of Forthfrom the park.
The park is located near to the Water of Leith where you will find a lovely, waterside cycling and walking path. This leads to the Union Canal which you can follow into the centre of Edinburgh.
Also nearby is the climb to Arthur's Seat. This splendid hike is a real highlight of the area, commanding fine views over city and the coast.


EH13 0PB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Bonaly Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Bonaly Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


At the south western side of the park there's the Clubbiedean's Coffee Shop next to Clubbiedean Reservoir. There's lovely cakes and coffee here. You can find it on Torduff Road at the north eastern end of the Clubbiedean Reservoir with a postcode of EH13 0PA for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

It's a good wide open space for you to bring your dog for a walk so you'll like bump into other owners on your visit. There are sheep around so it's best to keep them on leads in these areas. The Clubbiedean Coffee shop mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

On the western side of the park you can enjoy some nice trails along Torduff Reservoir and Clubbiedean Reservoir. Head a couple of miles south west and there are more waterside walking opportunites at Harlaw Reservoir and Threipmuir Reservoir.
Just to the south of Arthur's Seat there's the pretty Duddingston Loch to explore. There's some nice waterside paths and the splendid Dr Neil's Garden to enjoy here. There's also some history in Duddingston village with a 12th century church and a 14th century pub, thought to be oldest in Scotland. Near here there's Portobello where you can try the Edinburgh Coastal Beach Walk. There's a popular 2 mile stretch of sandy beach with some fine Georgian architecture, Ice cream parlours, arcades, beach-side cafes and bars here.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Pentland Hills Walks and the Edinburgh Walks pages.


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Heather in full bloom in Bonaly Park in September 2006. Beyond Torduff Hill lies the City of Edinburgh. Arthur's Seat is the hill in the background.

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Managed as a country park, livestock has been excluded from this part of the Pentlands for many years. As a result the grass is very long, the blaeberry bushes tall and trees are gradually taking over.

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Edinburgh from White Hill, Bonaly Country Park. The nearby city from the higher reaches of the park. The distant hill is Largo Law in Fife.

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Spring blossom in the car park in May 2006


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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