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Bar Hill

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Bar Hill Forest Notices

COVID-19 has changed lots of things we do. And as we re-open the majority of our facilities and welcome more of you back in Phase 3, we need your help to do it safely. Please check what’s open before you travel; enjoy your visit safely by following NHS and Scottish Government guidance; take your litter home with you; and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

At this location:

  • The car park is open and normal charges (if any) now apply.

Please bear with us and check back regularly for updates. You can also find more information by visiting our COVID-19 page and our FAQs.

Explore a Roman fort, an Iron Age stronghold and a Georgian canal

Discover a Roman fort, an Iron Age stronghold and a Georgian canal as you explore the wooded slopes of Bar Hill above Twechar. There are wonderful views of the Forth and Clyde Canal as you climb, and the woods are a colourful patchwork of broadleaf and conifer trees.

The fort stands on the highest point of the turf and stone Antonine Wall, built in the AD140s as the northernmost frontier of the Roman Empire.

Facilities & access

There is a café with toilets at the community-run Twechar Healthy Living & Enterprise Centre.

Getting here

Bar Hill lies to the east of Twechar village, off the B8023 between Kilsyth and Kinkintilloch. There is no car park for the wood but you can find on-street parking in Twechar.

To access Bar Hill, walk up the steep track signposted for Barhill Fort and The Antonine Wall. This track is on the east side of Main Street, opposite Barhill Lane/Twechar Enterprise Park.

Using SatNav?

G65 9QA is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

You can reach Twechar by bus from Glasgow, travelling via Kirkintilloch. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.

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0300 067 6600 (option 1)
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