GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Portmore Loch

1 miles (2 km)

This tranquil reservoir near Peebles in the Pentland Hills is a lovely place for a quiet stroll.
There's a nice trail to follow along the eastern side of the water with fine views to the surrounding hills and countryside. You could start the walk from Eddleston where there's plenty of parking.
The walk can be extended by heading south from the loch and climbing up to the Northshield Rings Fort for fine views over the area. There's also some nice woodland trails in the surrounding woodland of Fala Steel to the east.


EH45 8QU - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Portmore Loch OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Portmore Loch Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To continue your waterside walking in the area head to Flotterstone Glencorse Reservoir or the larger Gladhouse Reservoir which lies just to the north east.
To the south there's Megget Reservoir, Talla Reservoir, Camps Reservoir and St Mary's Loch in the Scottish Borders.
Head north towards Temple and there's a nice circular walk around Edgelaw Reservoir. Rosebery Reservoir is also located in this area.
In Peebles you can pick up the Tweed Valley Railway Path and enjoy a walk or cycle along this multi user path.
The Cross Borders Drove Road passes through Peebles too. It runs north to Harperrig Reservoir in the Pentland Hills or south to Hawick.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Pentland Hills Walks page.


Portmore loch from the lower slopes of Loch Hill - - 2295211

Portmore loch from the lower slopes of Loch Hill

Portmore Loch - - 1335979

View along the eastern shore. Far too bright and clear for the fishermen, who had all gone home by this time. There was a natural loch here, it was enlarged in 1925.

Portmore Loch and Dundreich - - 1995597

Portmore Loch and Dundreich

Track beside Portmore Reservoir - - 1501080

Track beside Portmore Reservoir

Northshield Rings fort from the northwest (geograph 6416398)

Northshield Rings fort from the northwest

Ramparts at Northshield Rings (geograph 4891942)

Ramparts at Northshield Rings


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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