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Lomond Hills, Falkland

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The Lomond Hills, also known as the Paps of Fife lie in the centre of Fife, Scotland. At 522m West Lomond is the highest point in the county of Fife.Natural geographyThe Lomond Hills contain two prominent peaks, West Lomond and East Lomond (or Falkland Hill) (448 m), which lie at either end of an escarpment roughly 6.5 km in length. The escarpment, made from beds of sandstone, limestone and quartz-dolerite, rises gradually from the south to a plateau of around 350 m in height between the peaks of East and West Lomond. To the north and west, this plateau terminates in steep and, in places, cliffy scarp slopes. From its western end, the escarpment continues southwards beyond the deep valley of the Glen Burn (Glen Vale) to Bishop Hill (461 m). The steep-sided peaks of East and West Lomond themselves are volcanic in origin. Along the edges of the sandstone bed at the foot of the scarp slopes are several strangely eroded outcrops, the most famous of which are the Bunnet Stane and John Knox's Pulpit, so named because it is believed to be a spot where covenanters held conventicles in the 17th century. There are also strange outcrops in the columnar jointing at the edge of the dolerite sill on Bishop Hill, most notably Carlin Maggie.
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  • August 6, 2017
    Fantastic food at really low prices you can't lick it. However the paint work could do with a lick after the ceiling was sprayed with something from a plate or from a fight. I would have given 5 stars...  more »
  • May 24, 2017
    Having seen the sign to East Lomond Car Park, we decided to investigate and what we found was a car park with a path that enabled us to walk up to the top of East Lomand Hill. The climb was a good wal...  more »
  • May 6, 2017
    I have summited both west and east lomond hills in the past but mainly explore the area nowadays for its wildlife and long calming walks. The best place to begin (if you drive) is from Craigmead car p...  more »

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