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.
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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