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North Esk, River

A river in the Lothians, the North Esk rises in the North Esk Reservoir in the Pentland Hills, 1¼ miles (2 km) north of the village of Carlops and forms the boundary between the Scottish Borders and Midlothian for the first 4 miles (6 km) of its course. It then flows northeast past Penicuik, Auchendinny, through Roslin Glen, past Hawthornden Castle, Polton, Lasswade and Melville Castle before it joins the River South Esk a mile (1.5 km) north of Dalkeith. At this point it becomes the River Esk and flows north to join the Firth of Forth at Musselburgh.


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