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Howwood

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Enjoy views of the Kilpatrick Hills and Ben Lomond

¾ mile of wide, uneven gravel paths lead up a steep hill through ancient woodland and grassland. The best panorama in the area awaits, with views over the Kilpatrick Hills and Ben Lomond.

Facilities and access

Walking
Walking

There are shops, places to eat and public toilets in Howwood and Lochwinnoch.

Car parking information

There is no charge to park at this woodland. Please park with care and consideration, and do not block pedestrian and vehicles access points.

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Getting here

Access to the wood is through the gate near the junction of Hill Road, Hillfoot Drive and Carsewood Avenue in Howwood.

From the east end of Main Street in Howwood, take the right fork onto Midton Road, then the first right onto Bowfield Road (the B776, signposted for Caldwell). From Bowfield Road, take the first left onto Hill Road. There is plenty of on-street parking in the area.

Using SatNav?

PA9 1BU is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

The forest is less than ¼ mile from the centre of Howwood, which has a train station and a good bus service. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.

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0300 067 6600 (option 1)
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Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
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Close up of purple flowers

Pretty, open woodland on the hillside above Johnstone

Facilities and activities
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Walking
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Two small children walk along a woodland path covered in leaf litter

Mature woodland of tall beech and sycamore trees

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
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