Good walks/hills with public transport access?
by RedMosquito » Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:45 pm
I started hillwalking last year and I've definitely got the bug now, but I don't drive and am pretty much reliant on someone with a car being willing to come with/ ferry me there and back I'm finding it a bit of a struggle to find decent hillwalks that I can reach on a bus/ train...does anyone have any suggestions? I'd be leaving from Glasgow city centre.
by Glendave » Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:51 pm
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by trekker53 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:33 pm
Maybe this website will help you plan your next adventure.
by malky_c » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:08 pm
If you can start from Glasgow and get the early Fort William train (5.30 am) or the early Inverness train (7.06 am), you have have a large chunk of the south-west and central Highlands at your feet - Arrochar, Crianlarach, Bridge of Orchy, Cruachan, the Rannoch Moor hills, the Tilt, Drummochter hills and the Cairngorms to name some places.
Or you could try getting the train to Gourock and the ferry to Dunoon. Not sure what the bus services on the Dunoon side are like, but pretty sure there are some.
Or train to Ardrossan, and ferry to Arran. There is a busa around Arran, but also some good walking fairly near the ferry terminus.
Glasgow is pretty well connected to places you can go walking
by PhilTurner » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:48 am
I completed all the walks in the Arran section by public transport from Glasgow - simply take the Ardrossan Harbour train from Glasgow Central which links up with the Calmac ferry to Brodick. The buses on Arran meet the ferry and will drop walkers anywhere along the road (within reason).
See the Arran Transport Guide for ideas.
by jester » Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:58 pm
by basscadet » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:26 pm
I dont know why hillwalkers are so dependant on having a predetermined 'baggers route' to follow these days - just buy a map and go the way you think looks best - Has always worked for me
by chickadee » Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:17 am
by RedMosquito » Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:32 am
by RedMosquito » Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:33 am
by kfrweaving » Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:57 am
Sometimes i go with the local Ramblers and give towards petrol. At least that way i won't be stranded anywhere
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