Activities from holiday cottage in Edinburgh, Scotland

Activities from Drovers

Swimming at HarperrigHere are a few of the activities you can enjoy from Drovers Holiday Cottage without having to venture into Edinburgh. All are ideal for a self catering holiday and provides variety and interest for all the family.


Browse the walking section of this site for suggestions on walks from the cottage.

Mountain Biking

The paths at Harperrig are a bit rough for cycling but the Pentland Hills do offer a range of trails suitable for mountain bikes. Click here for a pdf leaflet.

Wild Life Refuge

At the West end of the reservoir there is a wild life refuge


Bring your rod! At the west end of the reservoir you can buy a permit to fish wild brown trout.


Not for the faint hearted but we enjoy swimming in the reservoir when the water warms up a bit, so pack your trunks!

Bird Watching

If you enjoy twitching, bring your binos or ask to borrow a pair.  Harperrig is a haven for dozens of species of birdlife.

Horse Riding

If you have your own pony, you could bring it with you! With prior notice, grazing and paddock available and plenty of room for a horse box.  Have a look at this leaflet for riding in the Pentlands.