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Explore a regional park

Three regional parks offer all sorts of ways to enjoy the outdoors within easy reach of Scotland’s Central Belt.

Pentland Hills Regional Park

Get out and about in the Pentland Hills, just south of Edinburgh. Four circular walks are ideal for younger visitors or shorter trips. Or you can take to the hills on foot, bike or horseback to explore all that the park has to offer. A biodiversity trail will entertain children, and there are three orienteering courses to try.

Good entry points to the park are Harlaw House Visitor Centre, Flotterstone Information Centre and Hillend Country Park.

Discover Pentland Hills Regional Park.

Lomond Hills Regional Park

Scotland’s oldest regional park is in the heart of the Fife countryside, about 30 miles north of Edinburgh. Two car parks provide picnic tables and toilets, and access to the park’s many paths. Themed walks highlight interesting features to do with water, geology and the working landscape.

You can find further visitor facilities at Lochore Meadows Country Park and the Pitcairn Centre, Glenrothes.

Learn more about Lomond Hills Regional Park.

Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park

Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park has lots of outdoor activities to try – and it’s just 30 minutes west of Glasgow by road or rail. Make a splash learning to sail, canoe or drive a powerboat. Or hire a bike and hit the park’s cycle trails.

Set off for your day out from Castle Semple Country Park, Muirshiel Country Park or Greenock Cut Visitor Centre.

Start exploring Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park.

Find out more

Learn about the regional park designation.