walkhighlands

Share your personal walking route experiences in Scotland, and comment on other peoples' reports.
Warning Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. Summer routes may not be viable or appropriate in winter. See winter information on our skills and safety pages for more information.

Kelvin walkway - lovely afternoon out

Kelvin walkway - lovely afternoon out


Postby davidfm » Mon May 30, 2016 2:31 pm

Route description: Kelvin Walkway: Glasgow to Milngavie

Date walked: 29/05/2016

Time taken: 3.25 hours

Distance: 17.26 km

Ascent: 117m

2 people think this report is great.
Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).

Hello and welcome to my very first walk report!

Sunday started as a beautiful day. I had been out on Saturday on another route in Ayr, so I didn't really want to go very far this time.


kelvin.gpx Open full screen  NB: Walkhighlands is not responsible for the accuracy of gpx files in users posts



I took the subway to Partick and started the walk from the station, rather than starting from the Riverside museum. Soon, I arrived at the Kelvingrove Museum.

ImageIMG_20160529_145647 by David Fernandez, on Flickr
Kelvingrove Museum

ImageIMG_20160529_145904 by David Fernandez, on Flickr
River Kelvin

And continued towards the Botanic Gardens...

ImageIMG_20160529_153424 by David Fernandez, on Flickr
Nice wee cascade

I was surprised to see there wasn't many people once I passed the Botanic Gardens.

ImageIMG_20160529_162215 by David Fernandez, on Flickr

Here I got a bit confused and instead of following the path I ended up in the middle of a field in the West of Scotland Science Park.

ImageIMG_20160529_163505 by David Fernandez, on Flickr]

Found my way and continued walking towards the river. I have to say, I really loved some parts of this route, and hated many others. I don't think the paths are very well maintained, and there was rubbish as well.

ImageIMG_20160529_165925 by David Fernandez, on Flickr
Someone decided this must be a good place to throw their motorcycle away

ImageIMG_20160529_170958 by David Fernandez, on Flickr
That's more like it!

ImageIMG_20160529_172509 by David Fernandez, on Flickr
The day was beautiful, I guess that fisherman was enjoying it too

Crossing the bridge next to the A879. This when I started to really enjoy this walk.

ImageIMG_20160529_174529 by David Fernandez, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20160529_175414 by David Fernandez, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20160529_180114 by David Fernandez, on Flickr

And it's time to say goodbye to River Kelvin and say hi to Allander Water...

ImageIMG_20160529_182948 by David Fernandez, on Flickr

...and some of the local "wildlife" :)

ImageIMG_20160529_183134 by David Fernandez, on Flickr

ImageIMG_20160529_184533 by David Fernandez, on Flickr
Selfie time

ImageIMG_20160529_184334 by David Fernandez, on Flickr
Prestcott Bridge

And I was finally in Milngavie
ImageIMG_20160529_190141 by David Fernandez, on Flickr

I just needed to take the train to head back to Glasgow.

ImageIMG_20160529_190717 by David Fernandez, on Flickr


I hope you've enjoyed my first report. I certainly quite enjoyed the walk. :D
Last edited by davidfm on Fri Jun 17, 2016 10:08 am, edited 1 time in total.
davidfm
Walker
 
Posts: 1
Grahams:1   
Joined: May 14, 2016
Location: Glasgow

Re: Kelvin walkway - lovely afternoon out

Postby snodland » Mon May 30, 2016 6:02 pm

jolly nice. i often used to walk this from my flat after work. The bit near Boclair is a favourite for some wildlife watchers. have seen hen harriers flying over about 7 or 8 years ago
User avatar
snodland
Mountain Walker
 
Posts: 163
Munros:89   Corbetts:17
Grahams:14   Donalds:10
Sub 2000:20   Hewitts:5
Joined: Jan 2, 2010

2 people think this report is great.
Register or Login
free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).



Walkhighlands community forum is now advert free

We need help to keep the site online.
Can you help support Walkhighlands and the online community by setting up a monthly donation by direct debit?



Return to Walk reports - Scotland

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests