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Bar Hill

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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 and access

Walking
Walking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint

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

Car parking information

There is no charge to park at this woodland. Please park with care and consideration, and do not block pedestrian and vehicles access points.

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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.

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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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