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Lomond Hills & Bishop Hill circuit

Lomond Hills & Bishop Hill circuit


Postby Johnny Corbett » Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:35 pm

Sub 2000' hills included on this walk: Bishop Hill, East Lomond, West Lomond

Date walked: 06/02/2012

Time taken: 5.3 hours

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I started this walk from the car park on the Glenlomond road. From here you walk back along the road and take the path up the side of the Glen Burn, i then climbed up the slopes of Edge Head which brought me onto West Lomonds south west ridge and up to the summit. From the summit i headed north east to pick up the path to Falklandhill Quarry, here i crossed the road and took the path up to East Lomond. From east Lomond i retraced my steps back to the road at the quarry where i headed to Ballo Craigs and took the track along the north side of the reservoirs to just below Edge Head. Here i headed up to Bishop Hill, returning to the car park via Glen Burn. It was a beautiful day today with the hills busy with walkers but my day was to end badly. On return to my car i discovered i'd lost my car keys, with mt trouser zip only being three quaters shut. At some point during the walk the keys must have fallen out, so if anyone finds car keys on this walk i'd would be very pleased to hear from you. Kim came to my rescue and rather than wait in situe i walked down to the main road awaiting her arrival, she however did not have the spare keys so we had another journey to the location of the spare car keys. In the end things worked out ok and in future i will be making sure the keys are in a safe place.

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The start

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West Lomond

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West Lomond

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Bishop Hill

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On the path up

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Edge Head

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West Lomond

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Loch Leven

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North

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East Lomond

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West Lomond summit

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Path to East Lomond

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From East Lomond

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West Lomond

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Firth of Forth

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Falkland

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East Lomond summit

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West Lomond on way to Bishop Hill

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Bishop Hill

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The Lomonds

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Route down

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Sundown

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The last photo of the day
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Johnny Corbett
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Re: Lomond Hills & Bishop Hill circuit

Postby SusieThePensioner » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:07 pm

Yes, what a disaster with your keys!

Enjoyed your report and the photos, good views :) Have done the circuit of West Lomond many times but only once walked up East Lomond :D
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Re: Lomond Hills & Bishop Hill circuit

Postby mrssanta » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:28 pm

often looked at the lomond hills on the way up/down the motorway and thought they looked good. hope the keys turn up.
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Re: Lomond Hills & Bishop Hill circuit

Postby luckyguy68 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:56 pm

Done the very same walk last year though my keys were safely attached to my rucksack. What a downer to what looked like an otherwise good day :thumbup:
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Re: Lomond Hills & Bishop Hill circuit

Postby Johnny Corbett » Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:39 pm

Cheers folks it was a great day and even the lost keys didn't dampen my day too much. I was like you mrssanta, been wanting to climb these every time i drive down the M90 :D
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Re: Lomond Hills & Bishop Hill circuit

Postby KGBMC » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:37 pm

Enjoyed your report Johnny, the Lomonds are my closest and one of my favourite walking areas

On Hogmanay my mate and I parked at Craigmead and headed for the craggy area above the Bonnet Stane doing a spot of Geocaching

After a break for coffee we walked on,he then found he had dropped his car keys somewhere behind, panic stations

Luckily using Tracbac on GPS and walking back about 1/2 mile we found them, what a releif as they would have cost about £200 to replace

Will keep an eye open when up the Lomonds, starting Friday
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Re: Lomond Hills & Bishop Hill circuit

Postby Redrock » Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:12 am

Hi Johnny, I was up West Lomond on Monday too (about 3:45pm at the summit) - but sorry, there was no sign of your car keys. I walked up past the Bonnet Stane and it felt a lot colder than it looks in your pictures. There were great views of the distant hills to the north! I hope the keys turn up. 8)
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Re: Lomond Hills & Bishop Hill circuit

Postby ChrisW » Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:58 am

Great stuff JC, real bummer about the keys but don't let that take the shine off a fine wander, lovely pics of a hike I would really enjoy myself :D
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Re: Lomond Hills & Bishop Hill circuit

Postby Johnny Corbett » Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:12 am

Thanks KGBMC, good to hear you got a happy ending to the lost car keys. I'll just have to be more carefull in future :? It is a great walking area and a lot of differant walking options :)

Hi Redrock, i would have been heading to Bishop Hill at that time, it would have been nice to have bumped into you. I found it pretty mild, all i had on was top and fleece. Brilliant day :D

Cheers Chris, i actually thought of you when i did this walk thinking it would be right up your street :thumbup:
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