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Some visitor centres are open – check individual web pages for more information. Our trails, toilets and car parks remain open. Plan ahead and enjoy your visit safely.

Campsie Glen

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COVID-19 update

Some FLS visitor centres are offering a reduced service, with walking and mountain bike trails remaining open, as are most toilets and car parks. Please check below for local updates on any closures.

We want to ensure your visit is an enjoyable and safe one.

Make sure you follow the Scottish Government’s FACTS advice – helping to protect yourself, your family and your local community, and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code helping to keep Scotland beautiful.

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.
  • We have now started felling trees infected with Phytophthora ramorum at this site. Please adhere to all safety signage. 
  • Why this work is necessary (PDF 3.9MB)
  • Please follow our Keep It Clean advice before and after a visit to any woodland.

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 & access

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Parking

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.

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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