Thursday, 08 June 2023
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
There is a café with toilets at the community-run Twechar Healthy Living & Enterprise Centre.
There is no car park at this location.
Bar Hill lies to the east of Twechar village, off the B8023 between Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch. You can find on-street parking in Twechar. Please park with consideration and do not block pedestrian and vehicle access points. Do consider public and active transport if available and possible.
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.
G65 9QA is the nearest postcode.
You can reach Twechar by bus from Glasgow, travelling via Kirkintilloch. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.
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