Three walks to help you explore the Lomond Hills

Explore Lomond Hills on foot

Blog by Fife Ambassador and our very own nature nut Ben Dolphin

It’s been a funny old winter here in Fife. With the exception of the odd cold spell here and there with the slightest dustings of snow, there’s been little to distinguish the last few months from any autumn month you care to mention. Is it just me or does every month in Scotland feel like October these days?

Anyway, with the days now getting longer, the sun getting warmer and the sound of birdsong filling the air, you may well feel more inclined to get outdoors and wake your body up from its winter slumber. And where better to do so than our very own Lomond Hills?

This beautiful upland landscape, designated a Regional Park, contains the highest point in Fife, our largest expanse of heather moorland, numerous ancient monuments, views of the snowy Cairngorms and all manner of other hidden gems if you know where to look. For those of you unfamiliar with the Lomond Hills or for anyone else looking for a bit of inspiration for a weekend walk, I’ve cobbled together three routes that will introduce you to this favourite place of mine – an easy one, a middling one and something a bit more challenging.

Note: These routes are for supporting information only. Anyone venturing into the countryside does so at their own risk and should be properly dressed / equipped for the occasion.

Enjoy Scotland’s Outdoors – know your access rights & responsibilities:
www.outdooraccessscotland.com/sites/default/files//docs/know_the_code_leaflet.pdf

For full details on each of our walks in the Lomond Hills series, click on the links below:

EASY – The Bunnet Stane

MIDDLING – Maspie Den and the Falkland Estate

SOMETHING A BIT MORE CHALLENGING - East Lomond

 

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