Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Bush Estate
EH26 0QB

Tel: +44 (0)131 4454343
Fax: +44 (0)131 4453943

By car

Travelling east or west along the Edinburgh bypass (A720), come off at the Lothianburn junction and follow the A702 towards Carlisle for about three miles (5km) to Easter Howgate, where a minor road on the left, signposted Bush, leads to the main entrance to Bush Estate. Enter the estate and take the second turning on the right. If travelling on the A701, take the turning marked Bush at the Gowkley Moss roundabout and continue for one mile, past the Pentland Science Park, and turn left at the main entrance to Bush Estate.

By bus and rail

Information about bus services (15, 47 and 67) between Edinburgh and Bush/Penicuik is available at

For live reports on bus services, see

The nearest train station is Edinburgh Waverley. There are one or two services an hour from London Kings Cross, with journey times of 4 hours to 4 hours 40 minutes. Buses to Penicuik are then available on Princes Street (No.15 or 47) or from St Andrews Square, or you can take a taxi. The journey time from the city centre is around 25 minutes by taxi (£25) or 45 minutes by bus (~£1.50).

For full public transport information, please visit Traveline Scotland.

By air

Edinburgh Airport is about 13 miles (21 km) north-west of Bush. There is a bus service linking the airport and city centre, but there is no direct bus service to Bush Estate. Taxis are available and cost around £20-£25 with a journey time of around 20 minutes (outside rush hour).