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Carnethy Hill
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Carnethy Hill from the path down Scald Law
Highest point
Elevation 573 m (1,880 ft)
Prominence c. 140 m (459 ft)
Listing HuMP
Carnethy Hill is located in Scotland
Carnethy Hill
Carnethy Hill
Location in Scotland
Location Midlothian, Scotland
Parent range Pentland Hills
OS grid NT204619
Topo map OS Landranger 66
Easiest route Hike

Carnethy Hill, the second highest of the Pentland Hills, is a hill 3 miles (5 km) north-west of Penicuik, Scotland.

It lends its name to the Carnethy 5 hill race held annually since 1971, and the Carnethy Hill Running Club. Loganlea Reservoir lies on the Northwest flank of the hill.


Carnethy is probably etymologically a Cumbric name. The main suggestion in past scholarship is that it is cognate with Welsh carneddau, 'cairns'.

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