Forests in the Kilpatrick Hills
Escape from it all in the Kilpatrick Hills and enjoy a taste of the Highlands on Glasgow’s doorstep.
Expect spectacular views over Glasgow and the River Clyde. Keep climbing and you’ll be rewarded – on a clear day – with a panorama over Loch Lomond and the Trossachs.
It’s easy to get here by rail, road, bike or bus and yet, once you’re on the trails, you can imagine you’re deep in the Highlands. The wildlife so close to the city might surprise you too – watch out for red deer, otters and osprey.
Forests to visit
Head for grassy Cochno Hill, one of the Kilpatrick peaks, for a taste of upland wilderness and great views above peaceful Greenside Reservoir.
This winding track to Loch Humphrey is ideal for walking or mountain biking – watch out for waterfalls, waterbirds and wonderful views.
Wind through historic Overtoun Glen to the wild crags and woods above – and the chance of spotting Ben Lomond from the top.