Walking in the Ochils, Campsie Fells and Lomond Hills: 33 Walks in Scotland’s central fells
By (author) Patrick Baker
As rugged and spectacular as they can be tranquil and picturesque, the Campsie Fells, the Ochils and the Lomonds are the most accessible hills in Scotland’s Central Belt. Despite their close proximity to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth, these three ranges remain a remarkably uncrowded wilderness area. Combining a rich mixture of open moorland peaks, steep sided glens, fast flowing burns and lush woodland, few other areas can treat the hillwalker to such diverse scenery and varieties of animal and plant life in the space of a single day’s outing. This guide describes 33 contrasting walks that will take the walker over the three ranges. The majority of these walks are circular.
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.