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Walks near Glasgow

Walks near Glasgow


Postby Mairtinmacg » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:47 am

Hi there! My name Is Martin and I'm from Spain. I'm planning my next journey in Glasgow for Celtic Connections (2-4 February) and I'd like to walk an interesting route at saturday morning. We are two adults and We haven't car in Scotland, so We need a starting point with easy access by train of bus. What walk do you recommend us? We love coastal ways, lochs, mountains, histórico places....
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Re: Walks near Glasgow

Postby jmarkb » Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:52 pm

Welcome to WH!

Here's some ideas for you, all can be easily reached by train from Glasgow:
https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/glasgow/castle-semple.shtml
https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/glasgow/falls-of-clyde.shtml
https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/glasgow/duncolm.shtml (maybe too long as described, but can be shortened - also exposed to bad weather).

Hope you have a good trip.
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Re: Walks near Glasgow

Postby NickyRannoch » Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:54 am

Get up early, train to Balloch, bus to Balmaha then Conic Hill https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/lochlomond/conic-hill.shtml
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Re: Walks near Glasgow

Postby EileanB » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:22 am

Another possibility might be something like the Kelvin Walkway from the middle of Glasgow out to Milngavie. When I did it I started at Kelvinbridge subway, but I think the official start is by the Clyde. The first half is through parks, but there is a surprising amount of wildlife on the Kelvin, I saw kingfishers in the first 5 minutes. Then get a bus or train back into Glasgow.
Or you could get said train or bus to Milngavie and do the first day of the West Highland Way, either to Drymen or Balmaha, and get the bus back to Balloch and train to Glasgow from there.
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