Thursday, 07 December 2023
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We are continuing to work with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service following last week’s fires at Campsie Glen, which included waterbombing via helicopter. There are 500 metres of smokey peatland which we will continue to monitor in particular this weekend while wildfire warnings continue to ‘very high’ across all of Scotland. Rain is forecast for the area on Sunday morning which we hope will help further.
The car park at Campsie Glen can quickly fill up during busy periods. Please have a alternative plan if there are no spaces to park.
Do not park on verges, in front of gates, or anywhere that may block access.
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.
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.
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.
Refreshments and bike hire are available in Clachan of Campsie.
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.
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.
G66 7AB is the nearest postcode.
There are regular buses to Clachan of Campsie from Glasgow. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.
Tranquil conifer woodland on the edge of the Campsie Fells
Wildflower meadows, open woodland and a Roman frontier