Strathkelvin Railway Path

Strathkelvin Railway Path

Strathkelvin Railway Path

This path follows the old rail tracks from the railway through Milton of Campsie, Strathblane and beyond. The railway provided a vital trading and travel link for almost 100 years, and you can still see some of the artefacts along the route. The Heritage Paths (Campsie Fells) Project is very pleased to announce that they have a lovely new Campsies map leaflet showing this former railway line and other old routes in the area. Or have a peak using this map.

To get your hands on one, simply send them an SAE c/o ScotWays Heritage Paths Project, 24 Annandale Street, Edinburgh, EH7 4AN, T: 0131 558 7123 and they'll post one out to you.

Points of interest

Thomas Muir Heritage Trail
18km in length running from Clachan of Campsie by Lennoxtown to Huntershill, Bishopbriggs, the route offers a great walking or cycling experience.
The Auld Kirk Museum
Kirkintilloch houses one of Scotland's smallest 4-star visitor attractions – the Auld Kirk Museum.
Mugdock Country Park
Large country park with historic buildings, lochs, ponds, woodland and hills with restaurant, shop and business facilities.
Merkland Local Nature Reserve
Merkland is a mosaic of woodland, wetland and grassland with open water and burns developed on a former colliery site.
Loch Ardinning Scottish Wildlife Trust Reserve
Loch Ardinning is a visitor-friendly wildlife haven with 142 hectares of varied habitat, including wetland, woodland, grassland and moorland. The loch itself supports a number of wintering and breeding wildfowl and is rich in invertebrate life.
Lenzie Railway Station
Lenzie Moss Local Nature Reserve
Visit in summer to enjoy the range of butterflies and dragonflies.
Kirkintilloch Town Centre
Kirkintilloch is a historic and strategic town. Latterly it produced internationally-recognised red telephone boxes.
Dumbreck Local Nature Reserve
The Marsh is an open area of countryside, including ponds and large areas of grassland.
Cort-ma Law, Campsie Fells
A popular walk to a well-loved summit above Lennoxtown via the Crow Road car park.
Colzium Estate
Visitors can explore the many trails and splendid gardens, and also view the castle ruins on the estate.
Bar Hill
The highest fort on the Antonine Wall, containing the foundations of the headquarters building and bath-house.

Facilities

Wheelcraft - Bike Servicing and Parts
Kilsyth's selection of restaurants, cafes and take-away food.
John Muir Way Baggage Services
01324 872836
Gemini Walks - Tour Operator
Providing guiding services along several long distance routes.
Cycle Wize Parts and Servicing
0141 775 3722
CARBETH INN
01360 770002
Campsie Glen Gallery and Coffee Shop
01360 313049
AMS Scotland Baggage Transfer
07872 823940

Accommodation

TWECHAR FARM B & B

01236 823216

THE BOAT HOUSE RESTAURANT AND INN, Auchinstarry

01236 829200

STRATHBLANE COUNTRY HOUSE

01360 770658

KIRKHOUSE INN, STRATHBLANE

01360 771771

KINCAID HOUSE HOTEL, Milton of Campsie.

0141 776 2226

GLAZERT COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL, Lennoxtown

01360 310790

Auchengillan Outdoor Centre, Blanefield

NOT OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. Chalet and camping accommodation for organised groups only: pre-booking required.