This walk visits Harperrig Reservoir in West Lothian near the Pentland Hills. There's nice easy footpaths running along the tranquil waters with fine views to the surrounding countryside and hills.
You can start the walk at the car park at the western side of the water. Here you can enjoy views of the Water of Leith and the ruins of Cairns Castle which dates back to 1440.
The area is also good for wildlife spotting with various wildfowl and the Eurasian otter to look out for.
PostcodeEH27 8DH - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Harperrig Reservoir Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Harperrig Reservoir Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Harperrig Reservoir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Harperrig Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
A few miles to the west you'll find more nice trails around Cobbinshaw Reservoir.
If you head towards Edinburgh there's Harlaw Reservoir and Threipmuir Reservoir. Here you'll find a visitor centre and circular footpath around the reservoir. To the east of here there's the Flotterstone Glencorse Reservoir as well.
Head north towards Livingston and there's the pretty Eliburn Reservoir in Eliburn Park.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Pentland Hills Walks page.