East Lomond one of the highest points in Fife with undisturbed views across the Firth of Forth and to the southern Highlands. The summit was once the site of the chief fortress of the Venicones tribe (a Celtic name meaning ‘the hunting hounds’). After the collapse of the Roman Empire in c.410AD the fort was used by Pictish kings as part of the Kingdom of Fib. This is from which Fife takes its name.
The car park sits a short walk below the summit of East Lomond. There are excellent views of Glenrothes and further North to the coast and Edinburgh. The car park is an excellent launch point for a walk to East Lomond summit or a more ambitious expedition to West Lomond summit past the Limekilns and stopping of at Craigmead picnic area. The East Lomond Car Park can also provide a half way break for those setting out to the hills from Glenrothes up the Pitcairn Path.
The car park offers toilet (opening times) facilities as well as a number of picnic tables and orientation map. The car park can be reached by turning off the A912 coming into Falkland from Glenrothes.
The East Lomond toilet was recognised in the National Loo of the Year Awards 2022.
A suite of walking leaflets can be found in the resources section of our website.
East Lomond is a working environment, with sheep and cattle grazing on the hillside, so take time to think how you access this area and abide by the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.