Beginning and ending on Glasgow Road, Pentland Drive forms a small boundary around a neighborhood consisting of about four or five different streets. With only a general store and two churches nearby, this area is mostly suburban bordering on rural, pushing up against the state line between Arkansas and Missouri. Bella Vista is generally a nature-loving city, full of residential areas and the medium-sized lakes that dot its landscape. This includes Loch Lomond, which sits to the southeast of Pentland. This can also mean that the area gets fairly cold in the winters with about ten inches of snow on average, but locals may consider the trade-off for being out of the way and in a much quieter part of the state a fair one. Outdoor enthusiasts may appreciate the location and the natural amenities that come with it.
Away from the large cities, Arkansas is covered in hills, especially closer to the lakes. Pentland is no exception, being away from any major city area. Pentland Road itself climbs and falls along a few of the hills in the area with a handful of flatter spots in between, though they’re not as frequent. Hardcore athletes may appreciate the added physical resistance while younger or older individuals may struggle some with the trip. Consider taking some of the side streets like Kirkconnel Lane or Newburgh Drive, which offer fewer obstacles, though they are shorter than the main roundabout that Pentland forms. No matter which way you go, know which areas pose more of a challenge than others and consider the length of your stroll to accommodate your personal ability. Take breaks when necessary and cut your walk short if you need to.
Pentland is residential, which means that most of the greenways are privately owned properties that consist of front and back yards. In order to find public green areas, one may have to venture to the northeast a bit to find the Branchwood Recreation Center, which offers its own walking trail along with some open areas that are free for public use. The rest of the wooded areas around Pentland that are not owned are typically heavily wooded and not easy to traverse, but some particularly adventurous walkers may wish to go off the beaten path. Prioritize safety in these areas by bringing along flashlights and first aid kits, but sticking to the road itself is more advisable, as there are no street lights in this area to illuminate darker spots. Ultimately, daytime trips to any of the green areas are recommended in order to maintain visibility and prevent any accidents.