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East Lomond (448m) Circular from Falkland

Forests, summits, roads, public toilets and waterfalls - this lovely walk has it all!

Hiking Moderate

7 km
387 m
387 m
2-3 hrs
Low Point
70 m
High Point
437 m
East Lomond (448m) Circular from Falkland Map

East Lomond (448m) sits prominent in a small range of hills called the Lomond Hills – meaning beacon or bare hills. East Lomond can be seen from miles around and is roughly a 1-hour drive from central Edinburgh, making it the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city.


This route begins in the picturesque village of Falkland, which is home to some delightful cafes, shops, and even a palace. Park anywhere along Cross Wynd Street which at the time of publishing is free. Head south up the street before making your way past a small play park on your right and onto a path that heads into the woods. The trail is clearly signposted heading for East Lomond.

The initial start of the hike is steep and winds through the woods sharply. At this point you start to regret eating that homemade pie from the local pie shop before setting off. Break through the forest to follow the windswept path up towards the summit of East Lomond.

The views from the summit are spectacular and display Scotland magnificently. After a selfie and a sandwich head southwest following the well-worn path across a flat section of the hill until you hit a road. Turn right then immediately left into a car park / picnic area / public toilet.

After a pit stop head through the car park following the GPX file and snake your way around the back of the car park to descend back into wooded terrain. Follow the descending path for some time before turning a sharp right to descend further down to the Yad Waterfall. One not to be missed as it displays some fascinating geology and water formations.

Continue further down the paths ducking and diving through some cave like formations in the trees before reaching a tarmac road that will take you peacefully back to the start in Falkland.

This hike and guide were completed during summer weather conditions. This is just one opinion of this route. Make sure to do your own research by consulting local internet resources, mountain guides or guidebooks to evaluate other opinions so you can be best prepared for the terrain. A Guide by Red



Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between March and September


  • Wildlife
  • Historical
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike
  • Dog friendly
  • Water features
  • Family friendly
  • Forestry or heavy vegetation

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