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Glasgow, Ayrshire and Lanark walks


Glasgow is Scotland's largest city, but this bustling metropolis is within reach of some great walking country. The city itself is fascinating to explore, with its rich heritage and fascinating architecture. The Campsie and Kilpatrick Hills that rise from the cities northern fringes have always provided a rapid escape to the countryside, as does the Clyde Walkway which extends along the river and eastwards into Lanarkshire.

West of Glasgow are the spacious rolling hills of the Clyde Muirshiel Country Park and the island-spattered waters of the Firth of Clyde. Further south, Ayrshire becomes increasingly rural and has an accessible and fascinating coastline with many superb sandy beaches - as well as being the gateway to Arran.

We feature both short strolls for all the family to longer, more challenging outings and hillwalks, as well as the three great long distance routes. Every route is illustrated with a free Ordnance Survey map. There are also listings of places to stay, including hotels, self catering cottages, and hostels. Each route is downloadable to your GPS.

Map derived from SVG map of Scotland by Eric Gaba; licenced under CCSA.


Campsies Glasgow Ayrshire Lanarkshire Go to GALLOWAY Go to FIFE, STIRLING AND FALKIRK Go to EDINBURGH AND LOTHIAN Go to BORDERS Go to LOCH LOMOND Go to ARRAN Go to ARGYLL Go to ARGYLL

Walking can be dangerous and is done entirely at your own risk. Information is provided free of charge; it is each walker's responsibility to check it and navigate using a map and compass.