COVID-19 and Forestry and Land Scotland
FLS has reduced its operations to felling that is contributing to essential business requirements to help keep Scotland ticking over. Our staff are working from home where possible; staff who are working continue to practise social distancing rigorously following Government and NHS guidance to keep safe.
Fresh air and being outdoors benefits physical and mental health and well-being, and for local visitors the majority of walking trails on Scotland’s national forests and land remain open. Be aware that staff cannot maintain our standard checks and maintenance. All our mountain biking trails and all car parks are closed.
All visitors are reminded to maintain social distance at all times.
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 & access
None on route, although there are cafès and shops in Kilpatrick.
Kilpatrick Braes Car Park 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.
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.
The walking route is signposted from Kilpatrick train station. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.
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