Highest Point in Fife (West Lomond) - Scotland.
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member creg-ny-baa
N 56° 14.728 W 003° 17.812
30V E 481602 N 6233439
Quick Description: The highest point in the county of Fife in Scotland is the volcanic dolerite summit of West Lomond at 522 metres.
Location: Northern Scotland, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/21/2017 12:37:31 PM
Waymark Code: WMW7VJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 1

Long Description:

The county or kingdom of Fife is situated in eastern Scotland and is mainly a peninsula between the Firth of Tay to the north and the Firth of Forth to the south, with the eastern coast bordering the North Sea.

The highest point is situated in the Lomond Hills in the western part of the county bordering Perth & Kinross. The hills are of carboniferous sandstone with limestone layers and rise abruptly above the low rural landscape, particularly from the north.

The two most prominent hills are East and West Lomond, commonly known as the paps of Fife and are seen from miles off from most of central Scotland. West Lomond is the higher and is seen to best effect from Loch Leven to the west.

The hill is easily reached from many tracks leading to the summit, the easiest being to the east from the minor road that crosses the hills between the two summits. A more interesting but steeper route climbs up the northern flank.

The summit consists of a cairn and a triangulation pillar. The views are extensive, north to the mountains, east across Fife, south towards Edinburgh, and west over Loch Leven.

State/Province/County/Territory etc.: Fife

Elevation: 1713

Elevation Measurement: Feet

Access: Hiking Trail/Foot Path

Fee: No

Related URL (If available): [Web Link]

If Yes How Much?: Not Listed

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