West Lomond is the highest point in Fife. Its cone-shaped summit, which is the remains of a volcanic plug, rises above an escarpment of Carboniferous sandstone and limestone layers.
Today sheep the primary agricultural activity in the Lomond Hills Regional Park. However, evidence of our ancestors is a little harder to spot. Our West Lomond Archaeology Hotspot, shows where to find a Bronze Age burial cist and prehistoric hut circles. While a carved boulder with an Early Christian cross and fish motif, is just a short walk from the main path. While to the south of the path there is evidence of medieval farming enclosures .
Route Information: Wide undulating well surfaced path, with some fairly long steep sections leading to the base of the hill, this takes you to a long steep arduous slope to the summit.
Our Archaeology Hotspot leaflets give an interesting insight walking in the Lomond Hills.
Please be aware that this is a working environment, with sheep and cattle grazing on the hillside. Please access this area responsibly and abide by the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.