Yesterday we had a little wander around Cairnpapple hill, the highest point in West Lothian. This is the site of a Bronze Age burial, owned by Historic Scotland and as well as being able to go into the dome to see the graves, there’s a small visitor centre. Unfortunately all of that was closed due to “The Covid” so we settled for a walk about.
The actual hill of Cairnpapple is about 1/3 of a mile south of the Bronze Age site and there is no easy way to walk between the two, so after having a wander around the Bronze Age site, and saying hello to the sheep, we took the car a little down the road and parked at The Knock car park. The Knock is another hill right next door to Cairnpapple, and is only a few feet lower, so we decided to climb that too. The Knock has one of those viewpoint plaques that point out distant landmarks, but no Trig Point as it’s too close to the Trig Point on Cairnpapple.
Height: 1,024 Feet