Walking: Pentland Hills

The day dawned so pretty on 8 April it practically demanded some path-walking. And the shortest way to a walkie from Edinburgh is the Pentland Hills, a ride on the #4 bus – just a regular city bus – to the end of the line. Commanding views of the city and the countryside will be yours, if you assent to ascend.

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A walker, in front of Edinburgh in far distance; Arthur’s Seat (the volcanic outcropping, not the park bench) on right.

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E looks toward the East.

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And E is overcome by the sublime in nature.

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Potential album cover? (“R Does the Songs of Rod McKuen.”)

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This butterfly seemed unfazed by the altitude gain.

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Later in the walk we encountered some examples of Highland cattle. That’s pronounced “hee-lund.”

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They are amazing-looking creatures.

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Also unfazed, by anything.

But remember this:

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