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Bar Hill

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Enjoy your visit safely:

  • Read our COVID-19 Information in advance of your visit.
  • Most of our forests and facilities are open, but use our website to check before you travel.
  • Do not light campfires or use disposable barbecues.
  • Park considerately, taking care not to park on verges or block gates or roads.
  • Take care on or around open water. Find out more on our Water Safety page.

About

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 in this car park. Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates.

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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.

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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Nearby forests

Close up of white flower

Wildflower meadows, open woodland and a Roman frontier

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Bar Hill': 1.10 miles
A grassy meadown in front of a mountain range

Tranquil conifer woodland on the edge of the Campsie Fells

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Parking icon
Parking
Distance from 'Bar Hill': 4.14 miles
A green munro with a pine woodland

Stroll beside a woodland burn or head into the hills

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Parking icon
Parking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Mountain access
Mountain access
Distance from 'Bar Hill': 4.63 miles

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