- Saturday 30th March 2019
- The Ochils range
Today felt like a spring day.
The weather was sunny and bright and the air felt fresh. With the ‘picnic’ made up we seized the opportunity to get outside and decided to keep it local once more and head to Norman’s Law.
Norman’s Law is the final eastern summit of the Ochils, lying in Fife and rising above the Tay.
Its a good viewpoint and the summit is the site of an ancient settlement, an Iron Age Fort, in which the remains are protected by law.
Once up at the summit you can clearly see why this site would have been chosen, the views over the surrounding countryside are vast and the defensive steep slopes leading to the top an absolute advantage.
So we started our walk slightly outside a small village called Brunton.
This was an easy walk through some lovely scenery, consisting of some beautiful farmland, well worth the visit.
The summit was marked by a stone cairn, a trig point and a viewfinder to help you identify points of interest. The view was pretty immense.
Its a small hill with a majestic 360 degree view from the summit and today we got views of the Tay Estuary from Perth to Dundee.
The Paps of Fife where we had walked last weekend in the distance.
We even saw Schiehallion and many more mountains in the far distance and we also got to watch some Para gliders.
There’s always something particularly rewarding about finding a walk which only takes a few hours, isn’t particularly difficult, yet enables you to reach such an impressive hilltop! This wee hill was one of those!
It had been a lovely spring walk and we even managed to have our ‘picnic’ on the summit in warm sunshine.
From here we drove to Pillars of Hercules in Falkland for a much needed coffee. Pillars of Hercules is situated in a beautiful spot just outside Falkland on Falkland Estate.
They have their own Café, Organic Farm/Farm shop so all produce is home grown from their farm/ground. It also has camping facilities and some wonderful walks with easy access to the wilderness of the Lomond hills.
Today we just chilled, with coffee and cake enjoying sitting outside the all wooden-log cabin style building, very rustic.