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Cochno Hill

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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.

Latest forest information

  • The route alongside the reservoir is currently unsafe. FLS, as landowner, will be working to remove some trip hazards. Please follow diversion arrows on site to take the higher route across the reservoir.
  • There will be felling taking place in the Jaw reservoir area from 28 April. All forest roads will remain open for walking but please follow operational signage and banksmen instructions on site.

About

Grassy peak with views over Glasgow and the central belt

It's a fairly strenuous climb to this grassy peak above Greenside Reservoir, but you will be rewarded with a surprising sense of remoteness, as well as spectacular views over Glasgow and the central belt. On a clear day you may even see all the way to the Pentland Hills, Ben Lomond and the Trossachs.

There's about a mile of tracks leading up to the reservoir and back, which are a mix of forest road, stone paths and rough grassy tracks.

Look out for some ruined buildings. They are all that’s left of sheiling huts – summertime homes for farming families, who would bring their stock up into the hills for the good grazing.

Facilities and access

Walking
Walking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Mountain access
Mountain access

Public toilets, places to eat, drink and shop at nearby Clydebank.

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

Cochno Hill is at the northern end of Cochno Road, off the A810 near Faifley. Park at Auchnacraig car park, owned by West Dunbartonshire Council. Take the Cochno Road turning off the A810 just west of the Hardgate roundabout (beside the Goldenhill pub). Continue for about ½ mile (800 metres) until you reach a fork in the road. Take the right fork for the car park, about ½ mile (800 metres) further on. 

Note there is no vehicle access to the site as the entrance is a private road, please use the Auchnacraig car park if travelling to the site by car. From the council car park, turn right and walk along Cochno Rd for approximately ½ a mile. A sharp right turn takes you up the privately owned Cochno Farm access road; please respect the local residents. ¼ mile up this track brings you to the Cochno Hills access through the wooden pedestrian gate. This path leads to the reservoir where you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views.

Using SatNav?

G81 6PU is the nearest postcode for the car park.

Public transport

Local bus services travel along Faifley Road, on the north side of Faifley. Pleasant footpaths lead to the Cochno Road car park ½ mile away. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.

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Nearby forests

Child holding pine cones

Open grass meadows, ponds and panoramic views

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Cycling
Cycling
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Horse riding
Horse riding
Distance from 'Cochno Hill': 1.33 miles
Children laughing in forest

Explore new woods and a wildflower meadow 

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Cycling
Cycling
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Horse riding
Horse riding
Distance from 'Cochno Hill': 1.36 miles
Child holding lichen and leaves

Historic hill tracks perfect for a long walk or cycle

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
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Parking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Mountain access
Mountain access
Distance from 'Cochno Hill': 1.50 miles

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