Thursday, 07 December 2023
The broch of...
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.
There are shops, places to eat and public toilets in Howwood and Lochwinnoch.
There is no car park at this location.
Access to the wood is at the junction of Hill Road, Hillfoot Drie 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.
Please park with consideration and do not block pedestrian and vehicle access points. Do consider public and active transport if available and possible.
PA9 1BU is the nearest postcode.
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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