• Author: Walk Fife
  • Created: June 22, 2017
  • Updated: June 23, 2017
Route type: Long Distance
Difficulty grade: Grade 3

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  • Distance 15 km
  • Duration 3 h 46 min
  • AVG speed 4.0 km/h
  • Min altitude 0 m
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The Lomond Hills can be reached by many different walking routes and this one begins in the village of Leslie.

This 15km route is easy to walk and navigate and takes advantage of well established trails and pathways.

The route begins in Leslie. The start point can be reached by bus or car. There are plenty of places to park up near to the starting point.

Leaving the village you follow the single track road into he Lomond Hills Park. This road can be surprisingly busy with local traffic so take care if you have young children or dogs with you. There is plenty to see along the way and there are many places to sit down and take a break.

After approximately 5.5.km you will arrive at the carpark and rest stop for the Lomond Hills (OS Grid Ref NO 2275 0614). There are toilets and picnic benches here making it a good place for lunch before tackling East Lomond.

Leaving the car park and follow the East Lomond trail. The trail is well marked along the way making it easy to navigate to the top of the hill Make sure to close gates behind you when crossing between path and fields. The approach to the hill itself is fairly steep and care must be taken particularly on the final segment as the path is rough and rocky.

The top of the hill provides some great views over the surrounding area and over to West Lomond. The top is marked with a pillar which has a brass orientation plaque pointing out various locations.

From the top you can either head back the way you came or head back down on the opposite side of the hill. Leaving the top head down the hill and on to the path which winds around the fields and back to the road you originally walked in on which you follow back to Leslie.

Route shared with Walk Fife by Sean Makin.

View route on OS Maps -
https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/route/1335519/East-Lomond-Loop-Leslie-Walk-Fife

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