Walk: East Lomond - fun for Fife!

Fife | Lomond Hills | Half day walk | ★★★★

[Ascent to East Lomond]

Sorry if you disagree, but walking among the flatlands of Fife is sometimes a bit boring unless you're on the coast. East Lomond is a notable exception: a bare domed summit looming large above Falkland village from which you can see most of the Kingdom. The steep, forested sides are quickly defeated by dozens of steps on the way up, but returning through Maspie Den takes the fun factor to another level. This glen, hidden on approach, has a real Highland feel with rocky sides, a tumbling burn with waterfalls (including one you can walk behind)... even a tunnel cut out of the valley side by wealthy estate owners in bygone decades. The fact that the walk starts and finishes in one of Scotland's prettiest villages is a convenient bonus.

[Picturesque Maspie Den features a waterfall you can walk behind]

📌 Walk: East Lomond - fun for Fife! ★★★★
Start / finish at Cross Wynd (street parking), Falkland village centre, G.R.: NO 253073 ///narrowest.royal.general

▶ 7 km / 4 mi | ▲ 380 m | ⌚ Half a day | Moderate
Summits: East Lomond (434 m, sub-2000') | Features: Falkland & village sights; Maspie Den & waterfall
Terrain: Clear paths throughout but steep at times, especially on ascent where there are lots of steps. Path to enter Maspie Den is rougher and a bit muddy. Minor road return to Falkland.

Route & map

Cross Wynd & Falkland - East Loan - Lomond Side - East Lomond - Craigmead car park - path on west side of Coalpit Burn - Maspie Den - House of Falkland - start

Route credit: Walkhighlands

On our visit

Wildlife: Pheasants in the woods on ascent. Sheep with lambs, bees, butterflies, lots of small birds...
Weather: Sunny with scattered clouds; windy on summit.

Also on this walk

>> Falkland page: Falkland ★★★; Falkland Palace ★★★★

[View to the north from the summit]


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