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COVID-19 and Forestry and Land Scotland

FLS has reduced its operations to felling that is contributing to essential business requirements to help keep Scotland ticking over. Our staff are working from home where possible; staff who are working continue to practise social distancing rigorously following Government and NHS guidance to keep safe.

Fresh air and being outdoors benefits physical and mental health and well-being, and for local visitors the majority of walking trails on Scotland’s national forests and land remain open. Be aware that staff cannot maintain our standard checks and maintenance. All our mountain biking trails and all car parks are closed.

All visitors are reminded to maintain social distance at all times.

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Bar Hill

Where we are

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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