Mendick Hill

Mendick (OS grid ref: NT 122 505) is a lovely little hill two and a half miles southwest of West Linton. Not particularly high at just 451m, its summit is easily reached in just over an hour’s walk from the village for a reasonably fit person. The southeast face is steep and quite honestly a bit of a slog. There’s much less strain on the muscles decending on that side and then walking back to the golf course via the Old Drove Road.

The easiest way to the top is up the northwest side via North Slipperfield estate, the entrance to which is at the end of the single track road through the golf course. After the cattle grid and beyond the large shed, take the left fork signposted to Garvald and walk for about a mile. Go through a gate on the left (NT 113 513) and follow the track to reach a plantation of conifer trees. Walk up alongside of this to a low fence and then up over the tussocks to reach the trig point.

Note: North Slipperfield is a working estate and there are days when shooting takes place, so please observe any warning signs or advice from gamekeepers.

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Mendick from the golf course
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Trig point and the Pentland Hills
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View of West Linton from Mendick Hill

 

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