East Lomond was once the site of an Iron Age Hill Fort. Known locally as Falkland Hill, the terrain is covered in a wild heather moorland. East Lomond is home to the only population of Red grouse in Fife. On reaching the summit you can enjoy panoramic views of Fife and beyond.
The summit was once the site of the chief fortress of the Venicones tribe (a Celtic name meaning ‘the hunting hounds’). After the fall of the Roman Empire in c.410AD, the fort became home to Pictish kings as part of the Kingdom of Fib. This is how Fife came to have its name.
Route Information:Long sections of steep grassy path, leading to a very steep, narrow rocky section on Western side of the hill. Access through the kissing gate, turn left on to a wide grassy undulating path
leading back to carpark.
We have created a number of downloadable archaeology themed walks 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.
The illustration of the Iron Age Hill Fort was created as part of the Living Lomonds Landscape Partnership.