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Overtoun House

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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

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.

Activities

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:

Getting here

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.

Using SatNav?

G82 2SH is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

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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Nearby forests

Child holding lichen and leaves

Historic hill tracks perfect for a long walk or cycle

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
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Parking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Mountain access
Mountain access
Distance from 'Overtoun House': 2.60 miles
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 'Overtoun House': 3.25 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 'Overtoun House': 4.23 miles

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