View from West Kip on Hare Hill
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The Hare Hill is a 449 m high hill on the western edge of the Pentland Hills . It lies to the west of the Scottish Council Area Midlothian , with its western flank already being in the area of the Council Area Edinburgh . The small towns of Balerno and Penicuik are four and five kilometers north and east, respectively. The neighboring hills are the Green Law in the south, West and East Kip in the southeast and the Scald Law in the east. The Threipmuir Reservoir was dammed north of Hare Hill .
Tower House Bavelaw Castle was built on the northwest slopes of Hare Hill in the 1620s . The building, which is now a listed building, was redesigned by Robert Lorimer around 1900 and is still inhabited.
Traces of earlier settlement can be found on the Logan Burn stream , which flows through the valley between Hare Hill and West Kip. The Hare Hill House was the home of a shepherd and is a testament to the great importance of sheep farming in the Pentland Hills over the past centuries. The foundation walls of the 9 m × 5.5 m building have been preserved up to a height of one meter. It is followed by a smaller structure that could have been a terrace. In addition, an oval area is fenced in, which could have been used to collect the animals. The site was abandoned in the first half of the 19th century.
Modern Cairn at the highest point of Cairn Hill
- Entry in the Gazetteer for Scotland
- Listed Building - Entry . In: Historic Scotland .
- Entry on Logan Burn in Canmore, the database of Historic Environment Scotland (English)