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.
Overtoun House Forest Notice
From Monday 21st October we will be carrying out forestry operations within Auchentorlie Forest, during this time some routes within the forest will be diverted. For your safety please follow all on site safety signs.
Explore the wild moors, crags and woods of the Kilpatrick Hills
The grand Scottish Baronial manor of Overtoun House is an ideal starting point to explore the wild moors, crags and woods of the Kilpatrick Hills. You can also marvel at the deep Overtoun Glen from the old bridge, wander through a new native woodland or head higher up towards soaring Lang Craigs for stunning views along the Clyde and out to the open sea.
West Dunbartonshire Council has produced maps for two circuits from Dumbarton that pass Overtoun House. Both pass close by Dumbarton Central and Dumbarton East train stations:
- Overtoun House Circular Path - from Dumbarton (PDF 940KB)
- The Crags Circular Path - from Dumbarton (PDF 1.1MB)
Overtoun House is off the north side of the A82 at Milton, about 2 miles east of Dumbarton. The turning onto Milton Brae is not signposted, so it's worth viewing online before travelling. Drive the full 1 ¼ miles up Milton Brae to find the car park.
G82 2SH is the nearest postcode.
Many bus services stop at Milton, although the 30 minute walk to Overtoun House is up a steep road. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.
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