Access and camping in the Pentland Hills Regional Park

Closed 4 Dec 2020

Opened 6 Nov 2020

Results updated 25 Feb 2021



The Pentland Hills Regional Park (PHRP) covers a large area of land south of Edinburgh, with landowners including farmers, local authorities and sport-shooting interests. You can find out more about the Regional Park by visiting

Over recent months and years PHRP has suffered from irresponsible wild camping, antisocial behaviour and a significant rise in car park usage, causing problem parking in surrounding areas. We are proposing a series of actions to improve the management of these issues:

  • Enhanced traffic and parking facilities / controls at the four main car parks
  • Development of active-travel alternatives
  • Creation of Warden position with formalised camping area and toilets at Harlaw
  • Provision of improved toilet facilities
  • Introduction of parking charges in order that we can improve the care of Park infrastructure and recreation management

The results of this public engagement will be presented at the next PHRP Joint Committee meeting.  

You can watch the proceedings of the PHRP Consultative Forum on these topics by visiting  


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