Lomond Hills Regional Park

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SECTION ONE

Scotlandwell


Offering excellent views of Loch Leven this is quite a well-used route for the ascent of Bishop Hill but those who venture further on to Glen Vale or West Lomond face the steep re-ascent of Bishop Hill from that side and a long walk back to the start.

NO1801 : Car park near Scotlandwell by Bill Kasman
On the A911 Scotlandwell to Kinross road can be found this car park. It belongs to the nearby Portmoak Parish Church and can be used by the public for an ascent of Bishop Hill from the A911. Please note that there are restrictions on public use of this car park. See this image NO1801 : Sign at car park.
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NO1801 : Sign at car park by Bill Kasman
This sign is in the car park belonging to Portmoak Parish Church NO1801 : Car park near Scotlandwell.
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NO1801 : Path from Scotlandwell to Bishop Hill by Bill Kasman
On the A911 just outside Scotlandwell is the start to this path which ascends Bishop Hill. Parking is available at the nearby Portmoak Parish Church further up the road but there are restrictions. See this image NO1801 : Sign at car park.
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NO1801 : Path to Bishop Hill by Bill Kasman
From the A911 near Scotlandwell NO1801 : Path from Scotlandwell to Bishop Hill the path to Bishop Hill starts with a set of steep steps. The sign on the left welcomes walkers to Kilmagad Wood which this path passes through.
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NO1801 : Path to Bishop Hill by Bill Kasman
The path from the A911 NO1801 : Path from Scotlandwell to Bishop Hill continues up the hill. The gate on the left enters Kilmagad Wood.
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NO1801 : Information board by Bill Kasman
This information board at the beginning of the path from the A911 to Bishop Hill NO1801 : Path from Scotlandwell to Bishop Hill shows some of the birds and plants visitors are likely to find on this walk.
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NO1801 : Path to Bishop Hill, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
The path from the A911 near Portmoak Parish Church NO1801 : Path to Bishop Hill continues uphill.
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NO1801 : Steps on path to Bishop Hill, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
This set of wooden steps is the only such set of steps on this path.
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NO1802 : Path to Bishop Hill, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
After a short distance the path reaches this gate which leads into a fenced-off area of Kilmagad Wood. The path passes the gate and turns sharp left.
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NO1802 : Junction of paths near Bishop Hill, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
The path from the A911 near Portmoak Parish Church reaches this signpost at a junction of paths. Left leads to Kinnesswood. The path to Bishop Hill heads to the right from the signpost.
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NO1601 : View from path to Bishop Hill, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
From the same position as this image NO1802 : Junction of paths near Bishop Hill, Lomond Hills and looking in the opposite direction there is an excellent view of Loch Leven and as the path climbs higher the view just keeps getting better and better! The bench seat is actually in the fenced-off area of Kilmagad Wood (this image was taken through the fence).
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NO1802 : Path to Bishop Hill, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
From the signpost in this image NO1802 : Junction of paths near Bishop Hill, Lomond Hills the path continues.
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NO1600 : View from path to Bishop Hill, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
As the path climbs higher the views just keep getting better and better!
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NO1802 : View from path to Bishop Hill, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
This strategically-placed bench offers a magnificent view over Loch Leven and the surrounding countryside NO1600 : View from path to Bishop Hill, Lomond Hills.
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NO1802 : Information board, Bishop Hill, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
This information board is on the path from Portmoak Parish Church to Bishop Hill. It shows the salient points of the view from here NO1802 : View of Loch Leven.
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NO1802 : View of Loch Leven by Bill Kasman
This is the view from the information board on the path from Portmoak Parish Church to Bishop Hill NO1801 : Path from Scotlandwell to Bishop Hill.
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NO1802 : Path to Bishop Hill, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
From the information board in this image NO1802 : View of Loch Leven the path continues. The object on the right is a curious 'one person only' bench seat!
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NO1802 : Path to Bishop Hill, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
As the path continues up the hill a faint path branches off to the left. It leads downhill towards Kinnesswood.
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NO1802 : New plantation near Bishop Hill, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
As the path continues upwards NO1802 : View of Loch Leven it passes this recently-planted group of trees. They are shrouded in plastic sleeves to protect them from hungry deer and sheep.
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NO1802 : Gate on path to Bishop Hill, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
The path reaches this gate where it leaves the sparse woodland behind and continues over the open hillside.
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NO1802 : Path to Bishop Hill, Lomond Hills by Bill Kasman
After leaving Kilmagad Wood NO1802 : Gate on path to Bishop Hill, Lomond Hills the path ascends the open hillside. It passes to the left of the obvious crags and reaches spot height 456 (just visible beyond the left-hand edge of the woods) from where a magnificent view of Loch Leven is had. This is not the true summit of Bishop Hill. That lies several hundred metres further west towards Glenvale and is just five metres higher!
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NO1600 : View of Loch Leven by Bill Kasman
Seen from where the path to Bishop Hill leaves the Kilmagad Woods.
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NO1802 : Sign on gate, Kilmagad Wood by Bill Kasman
This sign welcomes visitors to the Kilmagad Wood. It is on the uphill side of the gate in this image NO1802 : Gate on path to Bishop Hill, Lomond Hills.
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