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Trail Running in Scotland

I have recently (despite the protests of my knees) decided to take up hill and trail running and I'm curious to see if there are any other like-minded souls out there and whether you'd have any routes to share. I live in Drumnadrochit so route choices are good if I want to leave the car at home and run straight from the house.  Glen Coiltie and up to Meall Fuar Mhonaidh are all within wheezing distance :smile: I work away reasonably often throughout Scotland, with Edinburgh probably being my most common stop, so anything within easy reach of Leith would be good to hear about. 
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  • WinnieWinnie Member ✭✭
    If you're visiting Edinburgh then the Pentland hills are excellent for trail running. Flotterstone, just off the Biggar A720 road is one of my favourites. The route up to Scald Law is a challenging uphill trail or you can opt for a flat run following the pathway alongside Glencorse reservoir. 
  • LeodhasachLeodhasach Member ✭✭
    Thanks @Winnie that sounds like a good place to start. I always used to view people who chose to run up hills as a special breed of crazy... changed days!
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  • VisitScotlandAmyVisitScotlandAmy Member
    edited June 2016
    Depending on where in Leith you are, the run from Leith round Arthur's Seat and back is a good 12km. You can obviously run up to the top of Arthur's Seat, but I find going round it is up-hill enough for me! (you do get pretty near the top at one point). And the view halfway round is brilliant. Agree with @Winnie and love the flat course around the reservoir at Flotterstone. 
  • LeodhasachLeodhasach Member ✭✭
    I've just bought 'Classic Hill Runs and Races in Scotland' from Amazon. Feeling particularly enthused now, feels like I've discovered a whole new way to explore Scotland!
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