GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Cobbinshaw Reservoir

3 miles (5 km)

This attractive reservoir in the Pentland Hills is a nice place for a stroll. There's footpaths to follow around the southern end of the reservoir with woodland trails in the adjacent Cobbinshaw Forest on the western side of the water. It's a good place for wildlife, with lots of wildfowl to see on the water.
The reservoir is located just to the south of Livingston and West Calder.
If you'd like to continue your reservoir walking then you could head towards Edinburgh and visit Harlaw Reservoir and Threipmuir Reservoir. Here you'll find a visitor centre and circular footpath around the reservoir. A few miles to the east you will find Harperrig Reservoir which has a parking area at the western end of the water.


EH55 8LQ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Cobbinshaw Reservoir OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Cobbinshaw Reservoir Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The lovely Almondell and Calderwood Country Park is located just a few miles to the north east of the reservoir. There's miles of trails through attractive woodland and parkland with views of the River Almond too.
To the north there's the pretty Eliburn Reservoir in Eliburn Park on the western side of Livingston.
To the east you'll find Harperrig Reservoir. Here you'll find some interesting wildlife including various wildfowl and the Eurasian otter. The site also includes views of the Water of Leith and the 15th century Cairns Castle ruins. At the eastern end of the lake you can pick up the long distance Cross Borders Drove Road. It runs south through the Pentland Hills to West Linton, Peebles, Traquair and then on to Hawick via the Yarrow Valley.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Pentland Hills Walks page.


Outflow, Cobbinshaw Reservoir - - 1532337

Outflow, Cobbinshaw Reservoir

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Cobbinshaw Reservoir

Cobbinshaw Reservoir dam - - 1532071

Cobbinshaw Reservoir dam

Towards Cobbinshaw Reservoir - - 393110

Towards Cobbinshaw Reservoir


GPS Files

GPX File

Cobbinshaw Reservoir.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Cobbinshaw Reservoir.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)