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Kilpatrick Braes

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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.
  • Take care on or around open water. Find out more on our Water Safety page.

Latest forest information

  • 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

Historic hill tracks perfect for a long walk or cycle

Head into the hills above Old Kilpatrick to reach tranquil Loch Humphrey. The historic hill tracks that criss-cross the Kilpatrick Hills are ideal for walking or mountain biking. Watch out for waterfalls along the way, spot waterbirds on the loch or simply sit back and soak in the views over Glasgow and the central belt.

There are no formal trails here but the forest road that climbs up to the loch is easy to follow, if steep and - occasionally - quite muddy.

Facilities and access

Walking
Walking
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Parking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Mountain access
Mountain access

There are cafès and shops in the nearby village of Kilpatrick.

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

Kilpatrick Braes Car Park (which is run by the local council) can be accessed from Mount Pleasant Drive, Kilpatrick, itself accessed via Station Road at the junction with the A82. The walking route to the Kilpatrick Hills is well signposted from here.

For direct access to the offroad path (drop-off only, no parking), head along Station Road, under the A82, veering left when the road forks. The path begins about 500 yards along this road on the right, between two old stone gateposts.

Using SatNav?

G60 5LX is the nearest postcode for Kilpatrick Station. G60 5HN is the nearest postcode for the junction at the start of the route up to the hills.

Public transport

The walking route is signposted from Kilpatrick train station. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.

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Nearby forests

A meadow with long grasses with two broadleaf trees, in the background is a city scape

Grassy peak with views over Glasgow and the central belt

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Mountain access
Mountain access
Distance from 'Kilpatrick Braes': 1.50 miles
A meadow with a town and rolling hills behind

Open grass meadows, ponds and panoramic views

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Cycling
Cycling
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Horse riding
Horse riding
Distance from 'Kilpatrick Braes': 1.79 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 'Kilpatrick Braes': 1.98 miles

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