The Knock (Bathgate Hills)

West Lothian | Bathgate | Viewpoint | ★★★

[The Knock seen from the roadside]

Some summits are easier to reach than others... and perhaps The Knock is the easiest of all. Under 3 miles from the M8 motorway, and barely 100 metres from the car park, the panorama from the view indicator is surprisingly wide-reaching, with grandstand views of the Forth Bridges, Arthur's Seat, Pentland Hills, nearby Cairnpapple Hill, Central Highlands and Ochil Hills. The path to the summit is so short that we're not classifying this as a walking route and you don't need to come prepared for one - though high heels probably aren't ideal for the rocky terrain.

[Looking southeast towards the Pentland Hills]

Location & info

📌 The Knock (Bathgate Hills) ★★★
Off minor road 2 mi northeast of Bathgate, G.R.: NS 991711 ///auctioned.armed.woke
Always open | Free

💬 From the car park at G.R.: NS 990711 ///badge.remotest.glad it's a 2-min walk to the summit on a steep and rocky hill path.

[View of the summit from the southeast side]

[View north towards Cairnpapple Hill]

[Zoom of Cairnpapple Hill, backed by the snowcapped Central Highlands peaks]

[Looking east towards the Firth of Forth and Edinburgh]

[Zoom of the Forth Bridges]

[Zoom of Edinburgh and Arthur's Seat]

[Looking southwest towards Bathgate]


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