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Name:West Lomond
Hill number:1658
Height:522m / 1713ft
RHB Section:26A: Central Scotland from Dumbarton to Montrose
County/UA:Fife (UA)
County (CoH):Fife (CoH)
County (CoA):Fife (CoA)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Eden (Guardbridge), Leven (Leven)
Watershed:Ardlamont Point to Fife Ness, Firth of Forth
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Dodd (500-599m), Donald Dewey, Historic County Top,
Current County/UA Top, Administrative County Top, Yeaman
Grid ref:NO 19732 06632
Summit feature:trig point
Col:117m  NO155065  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 58
(1:25k) 370
Survey:obvious summit
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  • Fife (1974) administrative county top
  • Fife historic county top
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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 382 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From Craigmead car park.Winterfloodian26/08/2019
50th ascent. From Glen Vale after Bishop Hill.duchally19/08/2019
From Craigmead CP, NO227061. Oh joy, oh bliss, a nice easy track and path for once, and some sunshine, at last (but not for long....)Isbjorn25/06/2019
East and West Lomond from parking between.rhalstead14/06/2019
Parked in almost empty Craigmead car park. Followed red arrow path out of car park then fairly clear track all the way to the top via the west side. Return by the same route. Warm dry ascent. Torrential rain as I arrived at car prevented continuation to East Lomond.Jubilado10/06/2019
From small car parking layby not far from a wind turbine (lane via Gateside and Upper Urquhart) - track to Bunnet Stones (Bishop Stanes Mushroom sculpted and intriguing with its man made cave below) ascended to trig / summit via Hoglayers. Circuited towards loch and East Lommond but retreated as rain arrived.briandavies25/04/2019
parked in massive car park between the Lomonds, started at 8.00a.m. Hill all to myself then added Bishop Hill too as the weather was clear. Great views from this peak. Company: Soloiandesbottes16/01/2019
From Craigmead car park out the track and up by the western side. Returned same way as very greasy underfoot.SS01/12/2018
2of3: From Craigmead CP with Sam.ChrisR24/09/2018
From Craigmead after East Lomond. Pleasant walk on a nice day with good views. Solo.JohnIvor12/06/2018
From Craigmead car park with C. Top in the cloud. Then onto East Lomond.PeterD24/05/2018
From car park to West. Climbed Bishop Hill first then this one.KevPalmer10/05/2018
From Craigsmead with BDanmawr26/12/2017
Up & down from Craigmead.Chris Peart24/10/2017
West Lomond, via the Bunnet Stone, up the path and then off piste direct to the top, to beat the rain. On to Bishop Hill, then down Glen Vale, which is really, really lovely, Short road walk to finish, with views of harvested and ploughed fields. Nice.Gill11/09/2017
From Craigmead. DSFred Windsor09/09/2017
With Katy. Clear low level but misty top.George Thompson25/07/2017
Second Visit. This time via the steeper north-west flank from the Bonnet Stane. Gusty wind on the summit with some low cloud coming and going.Windy Corner16/07/2017
From Craigmead - then onto east LomondMark Sims19/04/2017
A windy day to visit this one but a good path most of the way up. We hoofed up direct for the last 250m. Far too windy to hang about on the top. Bagged a couple of geocaches on the way and the earth cache at the top.thejackrustles03/04/2017
With Marcus and Rosie.combined with East lomondLongwojo26/03/2017
Gleaming white this morning, then cloud topped, but by the time I got on the slopes the ice had melted and the weather relented after the initial hour when the wind turned NE. So up the short, N side and down the recommended WNW side. Fine on the top, decent views, could keep an eye on Largo Law to see what that NE wind was blowing in. On to Bishop Hill.pwheeler22/03/2017
Simple walk from Craigmead. Solo.Dangerous Dave04/03/2017
With Mid Week walkers. Low cloud, zero visibility, cold in the wind.Play2End20/01/2017
Winter walk with my three girls at sunset. Glorious views as the sun went down, but a slippery descent.Craigieboy4402/01/2017
With MN from car park to East. Straightforwardtrimarc208/12/2016
Second ascent. Climbed from west side via Bonnet Rock with Stephen. First climbed on 20th September 1993 with Elizabeth and Peter from Craigmead carpark.PaulineD29/11/2016
From west up glen vale, with mora, then bishop hill.BLACKHILL24/10/2016
11.1 mile walk from car park near Craigmead, started in overcast weather, clouds just brushing the summits, walked along lane and up to West Lomond in improving weather, left the summit SE and down trails not marked on map to Lothrie Burn, walked along main path then along boggy tracks to the top of Bishop Hill, down the same way and along main path east passing Little Ballo farm, back to car park, while it was starting to rain, had lunch at the car and 30 mins later headed out to East Lomond in rain and low cloud, followed path to summit and utterly useless toposcope (thick cloud), visited trig and walked back to car.DanTrig12/10/2016
From car park on minor road to the east.clivevilla08/10/2016
first of three tops today, starting from the Bonnet Stane car park near Gateside this 3.5 mile walk with a climb of 400m can be found in Jonny Muir's book of UK County tops. I took 1 hour 45 mins to finish the walk and care should be taken when coming down Hoglayers in damp conditions as I slid a third of the way down before righting myself.WAYNE ROWLETT25/08/2016
Parked in CP near Easter Gospetry. NE along road to the path leading to the Bunnet Stone and from there, took a direct line straight to the top. VV steep in places, but doable. SSW descent to path and return to car park. 6 miles.callumorr13/08/2016
Lovely ascent via the Bonnet Stane in changeable weathersignyred03/08/2016
Weather fair.MountainMac27/07/2016
With jonglew and SlainteJimmyDusty16/04/2016
With Dusty and Jimmy from car park to E. Nice walk in a sustained horizontal snow blizzard! Easy flatish walk with steep pull up to trigged summit. Clouds cleared for some sun at the top.jonglew16/04/2016
Enjoyable up and down, just don't mention the blizzard at the summit.Alex C16/04/2016
The last hill of a great bagging day.Alan Caine16/04/2016
From Craigmead C.P up the main track and skirting over to the Devil's Burdens. Misty. Broken spectre on summit.Play2End27/12/2015
A great wintery walk from the east.jenx30/11/2015
With Jenx from the parking 2.5 miles to East. In the snow following a good trail. 90 minutes.nordicstar30/11/2015
Circuit of West Lomond and Bishop Hill from car park at NO227061. Route and write-up at:
With Casey (& Ferris), on a nice, if windy, day. Walked WL and then ran EL alone. Excellent views.lolsmit21/03/2015
with Stephen, very blowy stormy but dry. from main car park.niallp12/03/2015
round of west lomond and bishop hill from easter gospetry,robertphillips13/12/2014
Solo from the small car park. 1 Hour 35 minutes round trip.bolton26/08/2014
Circular walk. Parked by Holl Resr (11:00). From crossroads walked W along track & path to watershed then N to top of Bishop Hill. Cont N to N end of plateau then almost directly across Glen Vale to summit of West Lomond. Cloudy but good views. Followed the path E to the car park near Craigmead then up to East Lomond. Back down ridge, then path to Easter Glasslie and followed road and track to Balgothrie and through wood back to Holl Resr and car (17:10)dbb14/08/2014
Circular trip with Maria & children, climbing from Bonnet Stane, walking down Glen Vale and cycling back from Glenlomond along Dryside Lane. [Date in 2014 to confirm]barnz4801/08/2014
From Craigmead. A good day, albeit too hazy to see far.Windy Corner28/07/2014
Bonnet Stane car park (185082) SSE along farm track to Bonnet Stane ESE along faint waymarked path to junction with 4x4 track at 199068 Took well-worn path up NE slope to summit. (Solo)gerrybowes28/04/2014