Walking in the Ochils, Campsie Fells and Lomond Hills
33 Walks in Scotland's central fells
The Ochils, Campsie Fells and Lomond Hills are the areas of high ground between Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth. This guidebook describes 33 mostly circular day walks, covering a variety of terrain such as moorland, forestry and rocky crags. The routes range from easily managed walks to long distance with difficult terrain.
SeasonsYear round. May, June and September are recommended. Tops of the Ochils are particularly hard and cold in winter.
CentresMenstrie, Alva, Tillicoultry, Dollar, Glen Devon, Strathblane, Lennoxtown, Milton of Campsie, Kilsyth, Fintry, Kinross, Glenrothes
DifficultyCircular hillwalking routes of varied difficulty from just under 4km to 25.5km. Basic navigation required.
Must SeeBen Cleuch, Meikle Bin, West Lomond, ‘Round of Nine’ route, Corrie of Balglass, Benarty Hill Ridge, Falkland Palace
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As a keen outdoor enthusiast, Patrick Baker spends the majority of his free time walking, climbing or scrambling in the Scottish hills. This passion for the outdoors has led to several expeditions in major mountain ranges across Europe but closer to home, time spent in the mountains of the West Highlands and the Cairngorms and the hills of the Central Scotland is an ongoing source of interest and enjoyment.View author profile
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