Lomond Hills

The Lomond Hills are my ultimate ‘Happy Place‘ in Fife, partly because they are the closest thing to mountains, and partly because the open moorland reminds me so much of West Cornwall.

Path from West Lomond to East Lomond Hill

Path from West Lomond to East Lomond Hill

Another feature of the Lomond Hills is the views, which from East and West Lomond Hills, and Bishop’s Hill, are quite spectacular.Β The three photographs below from East Lomond or Falkland Hill.

View from East Lomond Hill looking towards Largo Law

View from East Lomond Hill looking towards Largo Law

 

Falkland village and view north from East Lomond Hill

Falkland village and view north from East Lomond Hill

 

View NW from East Lomond Hill

View NW from East Lomond Hill

 

There is a lane between the two main Lomond Hills, which is easy to follow and reasonably flat, but the two walks up either hill are fairly strenuous.

Coming down East Lomond Hill - West Lomond Hill in distance

Coming down East Lomond Hill – West Lomond Hill in distance

 

Lane to West Lomond Hill

Lane to West Lomond Hill

 

The photograph below is from the top of West Lomond Hill.

View from West Lomond - River Tay in distance

View from West Lomond – River Tay in distance

 

The two remaining photos are of some clouds (the Lomond Hills often are a great place to ‘weather watch’ in Fife), and some heather/bilberry which is commonly found on the hills.

Clouds from the Lomond Hills

Clouds from the Lomond Hills

 

Bilberry and Heather on East Lomond Hill

Bilberry and Heather on East Lomond Hill

 

 

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21 thoughts on “Lomond Hills

    • Wow!! It’s such a small world. Mind you, they may have got their name from Loch Lomond, that’s about 60 miles west of the Hills, and a lot more famous. I’m glad you like the heather photo, that was one of my favourites too πŸ™‚

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  1. Lovely photos .. quite a hike up those hills by the look of it from the perspective you’ve taken ! I can see the Cornwall connection the rounded hills, heather ,and solitary windblown tree ! It’s somewhere I have re discovered the past couple of years and I absolutely love it . Penzance .. ah there was a painting that they kept hidden for many years as they thought it would put off visitors πŸ˜‰ http://www.penleehouse.org.uk/artists/norman-garstin . I think you might be right about the rain Lol
    St Just area is a favourite with us … near to Porth Nanven …
    I must really make it to Scotland though !

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    • Thank you Poppytump πŸ™‚ It was a reasonable trek up the hill, but well worth it πŸ™‚ I think you would love Scotland if you like Cornwall!! Norman Gastin, one of the most famous members of the Newlyn School of Artists – his painting of Penzance Promenade is quite famous now, it also shows the wee shop my grandparents used to own πŸ™‚ I used to walk down to Porth Nanven cove most weekends, I lived about 0.5 miles away πŸ™‚

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