Walking in the Ochils, Campsie Fells and Lomond Hills

Walking in the Ochils, Campsie Fells and Lomond Hills : 33 Walks in Scotland's central fells

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A guide to 33 day walks on the Ochils, Campsie Fells and Lomond Hills. The book offers a mixture of routes, including many popular peaks such as Ben Cleuch, Meikle Bin and West Lomond, as well as areas that are well off the beaten track.

The walks are divided into three sections, one for each range of hills, and each section opens with an introduction to the area. All the route descriptions begin with a summary of information, OS 1:50,000 mapping along with an overview of what can be expected on the walk, including any significant details about terrain and navigation.

The Ochils, Campsie and Lomond Hills form a prominent band of high ground across the central belt of Scotland, providing a dramatic backdrop to the nearby cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Perth. Overlooked by many walkers on their way to larger hills in the north, these three ranges provide uniquely wild, challenging and beautiful walks literally on the doorstep of many towns and cities.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 116 x 172 x 12mm | 210g
  • Kendal, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 60 colour photos and 40 maps
  • 1852844574
  • 9781852844578
  • 711,694

Table of contents

The Ochils
Walk 1 Blairdenon Circuit
Walk 2 Dumyat Hill
Walk 3 Myreton Hill
Walk 4 Bengengie Hill and Colsnaur Hill Circuit
Walk 5 Ben Cleuch via Ben Buck
Walk 6 The Nebit
Walk 7 Wood Hill
Walk 8 Ben Cleuch Circuit
Walk 9 Mill Glen to Dollar Glen
Walk 10 Castle Campbell Circuit
Walk 11 Tillicoultry to Blackford
Walk 12 Innerdownie Ridge
Walk 13 Kirk Burn Glen Circuit
Walk 14 Seamab Hill
Walk 15 Frandy Burn Circuit
Walk 16 The Glendevon Reservoirs
Walk 17 Steele's Knowe and Eastbow Hill
Walk 18 Ben Thrush Circuit
Walk 19 Glendevon Forest Circuit
Walk 20 The Round of Nine
The Campsie Fells
Walk 21 Dumgoyne
Walk 22 Ballagan Burn Circuit
Walk 23 Cort-Ma Law and Lecket Hill Circuit
Walk 24 Dungoil
Walk 25 Meikle Bin
Walk 26 The Corrie of Balglass and Earl's Seat
Walk 27 Little Corrie and the Corrie of Balglass
Walk 28 Stronend
Walk 29 North Third Reservoir

The Lomond Hills
Walk 30 The Lomond Circuit
Walk 31 East Lomond Circuit
Walk 32 Glen Vale and West Lomond
Walk 33 Benarty Hill Ridge
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I have just recently purchased this book and done lots of walks from it and it really opened up my local hills to me. Previously there were many hills in the Campsies and the Ochils that I wanted to climb but couldn't figure out a safe route to them from the OS maps but this outstanding book gives you detailed route information all following easy to identify features on the ground to use as navigational handrails, it is well written and uses extracts from the relevant OS maps to illustrate the routes. There are many little known and little walked but spectacular hills featured here that you wont find in any other guidebook. At last an excellent guide book for the Campsies/Ochils and Lomonds. Congratulations to the author. Reviewed on Amazon.co.uk 'It's clear the author knows his subject well and has tramped the hills described in this book very many times. His acquaintance, wisdom and knowledge of the three areas stand out proud. The book is a bargain at GBP10 and for anyone planning to explore the three areas described, there is no better way than taking this book with you.' Scottish Mountaineer magazine / February 2007
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About Patrick Baker

As a keen outdoor enthusiast, Patrick Baker spends the majority of his free time walking, climbing or scrambling in the Scottish hills. This passion for the outdoors has led to several expeditions in major mountain ranges across Europe but closer to home, time spent in the mountains of the West Highlands and the Cairngorms and the hills of the Central Scotland is an ongoing source of interest and enjoyment.
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