Lomond Hills Regional Park

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SECTION ONE

Holl Reservoir page 1


Reached from a single-track road (Strathenry Avenue) from the A911 Leslie to Auchmuirbridge road the relatively small car park and its distance from the main hills of the park make this a less popular start for walkers although it offers easy, if rather long, access to both West Lomond and Bishop Hill. It is the best starting point for those walkers who wish an easy Sunday afternoon stroll around the reservoirs.

NO2301 : A911 and the road to Holl Reservoir, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
On the A911 Leslie to Auchmuirbridge road a few hundred metres outside Leslie can be found the right turn into Strathenry Avenue which leads to the car park at Holl Reservoir.
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NO2202 : Road to Holl Reservoir, Lomond hills by Bill Kasman
Strathenry Avenue runs from the A911 just outside of the village of Leslie NO2301 : A911 and the road to Holl Reservoir, Lomond Hills to Holl Reservoir. It is a single track road with passing places and should be negotiated with care as some surprisingly heavy vehicles use it.
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NO2203 : West Balgothrie Farmhouse, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
Strathenry Avenue, the road to Holl Reservoir NO2202 : Road to Holl Reservoir, Lomond hills, approaches the crossroads at West Balgothrie Farmhouse. Straight ahead to the reservoir and car park, right to the waste water treatment works, Lomond Hills Fishery and a path which leads to the road over the hills between Falkland and Leslie and left for the track and path to Bishop Hill.
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NO2203 : Road from Holl Reservoir, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
Strathenry Avenue continues past the car park on its way into the heart of the regional park. The board on the left is a map of the area.
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NO2203 : Spring lambs, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
Lambs in a field near Holl Reservoir.
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NO2203 : Road from Holl Reservoir, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
Strathenry Avenue continues from Holl Reservoir past this farmhouse through the gate and stile straight ahead onto the open moor heading for Ballo and Harperleas Reservoirs.
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NO2203 : Road from Holl Reservoir, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
The road from Holl Reservoir NO2203 : Road from Holl Reservoir, Lomond Hills continues.
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NO2204 : Road from Holl Reservoir, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
The track continues to Ballo and Harperleas Reservoirs. The track to the right circles Drumain Reservoir.
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NO2104 : Road from Holl Reservoir, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
The road continues over the moor with a hazy West Lomond just visible. This can be a very bleak area during bad weather.
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NO2204 : View of Ballo Reservoir, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
Seen from the road from Holl Reservoir NO2203 : Road from Holl Reservoir, Lomond Hills with East Lomond (Falkland Hill) just visible.
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NO2104 : Road from Holl Reservoir, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
The track approaches the woods which conceal Harperleas Reservoir from this direction.
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NO2104 : Gate on track to Harperleas Reservoir, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
The track from Holl Reservoir NO2203 : Road from Holl Reservoir, Lomond Hills reaches the gate at the woods which conceal Harperleas Reservoir from this direction. For a closer look at the notice on the gate see this image NO2104 : You have been warned!
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NO2104 : You have been warned! by Bill Kasman
Notice on gate near Harperleas Reservoir NO2104 : Gate on track to Harperleas Reservoir, Lomond Hills Curiously, it makes no mention of the nearby Ballo Reservoir NO2204 : View of Ballo Reservoir, Lomond Hills
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NO2104 : Track through the woods, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
After the gate NO2104 : Gate on track to Harperleas Reservoir, Lomond Hills the track to Harperleas Reservoir continues through these spooky woods!
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NO2105 : Track to Harperleas Reservoir, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
The track from Holl Reservoir emerges from the woods NO2104 : Gate on track to Harperleas Reservoir, Lomond Hills at Harperleas Reservoir.
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NO2105 : Harperleas Reservoir, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
The gate and path over the dam at Harperleas Reservoir. There is a path on the other side of the reservoir.
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NO2105 : Track past Harperleas Reservoir, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
Shortly after the track from Holl Reservoir emerges from the woods NO2105 : Track to Harperleas Reservoir, Lomond Hills is this wide turning area for larger vehicles used by local farmers and Scottish Water who own the reservoirs in the regional park. From here the track divides into two. Straight ahead leads deeper into the park whilst a gate to the right provides access for walkers over the dam of Harperleas Reservoir to a path on the other side.
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NO2105 : Track past Harperleas Reservoir, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
From the gate to the path over the dam NO2105 : Harperleas Reservoir, Lomond Hills the path continues back into the woods again.
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NO2105 : Slipway at Harperleas Reservoir, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
This appears to be a basic type of slipway between the track and the spillway at Harperleas Reservoir. There are signs of vehicular activity going down the slipway.
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NO2005 : Track past Harperleas Reservoir, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
The track continues through sparse woodland.
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NO2005 : Track past Harperleas Reservoir, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
As the track passes the reservoir this less well defined track branches off to the left heading for West Feal farm. The main track continues on to the open moor beyond the reservoir.
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NO2005 : Path to West Feal farm, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
Leaving the main path past Harperleas Reservoir NO2005 : Track past Harperleas Reservoir, Lomond Hills this path heads towards West Feal farm and Bishop Hill. Although this path deteriorates somewhat as it progresses it is still passable for its full length by quad bikes.
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NO2004 : Water tank, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
Adjacent to the path to West Feal NO2005 : Path to West Feal farm, Lomond Hills the purpose of this water tank which is about 10m x 8m with sides which are too high for cattle or sheep to reach the water is rather puzzling. Could it be a ready supply of water to fight grass or woodland fires? As far as I am aware it is the only one of its kind in the park. Holl reservoir and East Lomond can be seen in the distance.
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NO2004 : Wooden bench on West Feal path, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
The park ranger service has kindly supplied this very welcome bench seat for tired hikers! It is close to the water tank in this image NO2004 : Water tank, Lomond Hills which can be seen on the right.
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NO2004 : Path to West Feal farm, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
About 200 metres past the water tank NO2004 : Water tank, Lomond Hills the path takes a sharp right turn and heads WSW through sparse woods.
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NO2004 : Path to West Feal farm, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
The path from Harperleas Reservoir NO2005 : Track past Harperleas Reservoir, Lomond Hills eventually arrives at this gate. The path continues through the gate but it is possible to turn right along a firebreak just before the gate and access Bishop Hill that way NO2004 : Firebreak through trees, Lomond Hills The going is pathless but easy.
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NO2004 : Firebreak through trees, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
Heading west from the gate in this image NO2004 : Path to West Feal farm, Lomond Hills this firebreak can be used to access Bishop Hill.
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NO2004 : Gate on path to West Feal farm, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
From the same position as this image NO2004 : Firebreak through trees, Lomond Hills the path continues beyond this gate and through woodlands.
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NO2003 : The well-used path to West Feal farm, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
Footprints and tyre tracks in the mud show that this track is quite popular with both walkers and mountain bikers.
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NO2003 : Duckboards on path, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
The path to West Feal farm NO2005 : Track past Harperleas Reservoir, Lomond Hills is quite well-used and can get very wet at times. The park ranger service have very kindly provided duckboards over the worst bits.
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NO2003 : Path to West Feal farm, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
The path continues as a track suitable for quad bikes.
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NO2003 : Path to West Feal farm, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
The path emerges from the woods.
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NO2003 : Path to West Feal farm, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
From this gate NO2003 : Gate on path to West Feal farm, Lomond Hills the path can be seen wending its way through the field.
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NO2003 : Sheep in field, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
The path to West Feal farm NO2003 : Gate on path to West Feal farm, Lomond Hills crosses a field within which sheep are often found. Take care to cause no disturbance especially at lambing time.
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NO2003 : Gate on path to West Feal farm, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
The path through the field NO2003 : Gate on path to West Feal farm, Lomond Hills comes to this gate. Beyond the gate lies the road from Holl Reservoir (left) to West Feal farm (right).
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NO2003 : Bishop Hill by Bill Kasman
On the other side of this gate NO2003 : Gate on path to West Feal farm, Lomond Hills lies the road from Holl Reservoir to West Feal farm. Bishop Hill is prominent.
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NO2003 : Road to West Feal farm, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
The road from Holl Reservoir approaches a junction. Straight ahead lies West Feal farm and the track to Bishop Hill. The path to the right is the track from Harperleas Reservoir to West Feal NO2005 : Track past Harperleas Reservoir, Lomond Hills
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NO2103 : Road to West Feal farm, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
The road from Holl Reservoir continues.
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NO2103 : Wanna buy a woodland? by Bill Kasman
Woodlands for sale in the Lomond Hills Regional Park.
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NO2103 : Heavy tractor, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
Spotted this tractor parked just off the road from Holl Reservoir to West Feal farm. Judging by the implement it is towing it has something to do with logging.
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NO2103 : Stacked logs, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
Freshly cut logs stacked by the road from Holl Reservoir to West Feal farm. I couldn't see where they had been harvested from but the tractor in this image NO2103 : Heavy tractor, Lomond Hills probably had something to do with it.
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NO2103 : Road from Holl Reservoir, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
The road continues past the farm buildings NO2203 : Road from Holl Reservoir, Lomond Hills
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NO2203 : Road from Holl Reservoir, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
The road to West Feal farm approaches farm buildings.
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NO2203 : Road from Holl Reservoir, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
This sign is at the start of the road from Holl Reservoir to West Feal farm and onwards to Bishop Hill. See also this image NO2203 : West Balgothrie Farmhouse, Lomond Hills
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NO2203 : Road from Holl Reservoir, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
The road from the small car park heading back towards the main A911 NO2301 : A911 and the road to Holl Reservoir, Lomond Hills. The start of the road to West Feal farm and Bishop Hill is a few hundred metres ahead at a crossroads. See this image NO2203 : Road from Holl Reservoir, Lomond Hills
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NO2204 : Bridge on road to Harperleas Reservoir, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
About 500 metres from the car park at Holl Reservoir NO2203 : Road from Holl Reservoir, Lomond Hills is this bridge with a gate. The main track continues on to Harperleas Reservoir. The track to the right circles around Drumain Reservoir.
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NO2204 : Post on track to Harperleas Reservoir, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
Just after the bridge in this image NO2204 : Bridge on road to Harperleas Reservoir, Lomond Hills is this post which stands at a junction of tracks. The main track continues ahead to Harperleas Reservoir. The track to the right leads to the dam at the eastern end of Ballo Reservoir and then circles around Drumain reservoir and returns to the bridge. The arrows on the post are a 'traffic light' system indicating the difficulty of the route ahead. The hill is West Lomond.
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NO2204 : Track in Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
The track which branches right at this junction NO2204 : Post on track to Harperleas Reservoir, Lomond Hills continues on to Ballo and Drumain Reservoirs. The hill is East Lomond.
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