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Campsie Glen

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COVID-19 update

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.

Latest forest information

  • Car Parking: The car park at this location can become full at busy periods. Please have a plan B if there are no spaces to park, and do not park on verges, in front of gates, or anywhere that may block access.

About

Stroll beside a woodland burn or head into the hills

From the pretty village of Clachan of Campsie, with its historic church, wind along grassy slopes into the Campsie Glen. Wander along the path beside the Kirk Burn, or stop for a feed at one of the many picturesque picnic spots beneath the trees.

Activities

Explore further

For a more energetic outing, follow the path behind Clachan of Campsie that forks steeply uphill from the burn to reach a car park on the B822 with lovely views into the glen. From here you can choose a path around the hill to see waterfalls along the burn below or carry on climbing along a steep, rough trail to reach the ridge of the Campsie Fells above.

Strathkelvin Railway Path

The Strathkelvin Railway Path is an easy, flat route that’s perfect for walking or cycling. It stretches 7½ mile between Strathblane and Kirkintilloch along a picturesque stretch of old railway line. Join the trail near the turning to Clachan of Campsie off the A891.

Facilities and access

Walking
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Viewpoint
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Mountain access
Mountain access

Refreshments and bike hire are available in Clachan of Campsie.

A note on parking

This car park is small and often busy. If designated bays are full, please find an alternative place to walk. A larger public car park can be found in the village of Lennoxtown. Please do not block resident access to their homes.

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.

More about parking

Getting here

There is a public car park in the small main square in Clachan of Campsie. To find the start of the path, head along Knowehead Road from just south of the main square. Follow Knowehead Road all the way up into Campsie Glen.

Using SatNav?

G66 7AB is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

There are regular buses to Clachan of Campsie from Glasgow. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.

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Nearby forests

A grassy meadown in front of a mountain range

Tranquil conifer woodland on the edge of the Campsie Fells

Facilities and activities
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Walking
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Distance from 'Campsie Glen': 1.76 miles
Close up of white flower

Wildflower meadows, open woodland and a Roman frontier

Facilities and activities
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Walking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Picnic area
Picnic area
Distance from 'Campsie Glen': 4.53 miles
A woman walking her dog through a meadow with trees in the background

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

Facilities and activities
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Walking
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Viewpoint
Distance from 'Campsie Glen': 4.62 miles

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