Milkhall Pond consists of an old reservoir and a network of smaller ponds. This open water provides important habitat for aquatic plants, waterfowl and breeding amphibians and insects, including dragonflies. There is also an area of rough grassland, marsh and a shelterbelt of trees.
A path runs along the west side of the pond.
From the Leadburn crossroads south of Penicuik, take the A6094 north. After 1.25 miles, take the minor road on the left just after the Howgate restaurant. Follow this narrow road until you see Milkhall Pond on the right and a small layby on the left opposite the entrance. There is very limited parking outside this reserve.
The gate into Milkhall Pond is across the road from the small layby. A path runs down the left hand side of the large pond.
Visitors are advised to wear footwear appropriate for wet and muddy ground conditions.
The Scottish Wildlife Trust is a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland (registered number SC040247), having its registered office at