|West & East Lomond from
West Lomond East Lomond
|Estimated net time||3-4 hours|
|Difficulty||No difficulties and the whole route runs on very fine path.|
|Drinking water||No stable access to running water.|
|GSM coverage||Coverage throughout the route (May 2015).|
|Parking||Room for many cars at trail head car park.|
|Start height||280 metres|
|Vertical metres||470 metres for the roundtrip.|
|Trip distance||10.5 km|
From Strathmiglo, a little east of road M90 on the Fife peninsula, drive 5.4 km south-east on road A912 to Falkland. Turn right and drive 150 metres along East Port and then continue on High Street. After another 300 metres turn left and continue uphill 2.8 km and park on the large car park on the right hand side of the road.
Start your walk by heading west, around a small plantation. Turn left when you get to the open landscape and follow the well marked path all the way to the foot of the hill. From here pick whatever route you fancy in order to get to the summit.
From West Lomond head all the way back down to the car park, cross the road and head a few metres right, and then continue east along the well marked path. Again pick your best route in order to get to the summit. From the summit descend by reversing your ascent route and continue back down to the car.
22. May 2015
Erling and I were "stuck" in St Andrews for a couple of days and decided to go for a hike amongst the local tops. The only real candidates for anything that could resemble a walk would be to hike the Lomond hills, which we did in fine style on a windy day. After the hike it was back to St Andrews, including getting a fish and chips late lunch.