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Kelvin Walkway: Riverside Museum to Maryhill

Kelvin Walkway: Riverside Museum to Maryhill


Postby LucieK » Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:33 pm

Route description: Kelvin Walkway: Glasgow to Milngavie

Date walked: 20/08/2018

Time taken: 2.5 hours

Distance: 7.9 km

Ascent: 130m

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This was a spur of a moment decision, a part of exploring Glasgow on a first day of my vacation. I walked from the center of the city along the Clyde River to the Riverside Museum where I stopped for a while to explore the museum and the tall ship. And then I decided to walk the Kelvin Walkway (at least part of it) as a warmup for my Ben Lomond hike, planned for two days later, and an opportunity to test a ViewRanger hiking application on my phone.

The walk was very pleasant and relaxing - a sort of small oasis of greenery in a big city. It felt mostly like an easy walk in a park. As it was late afternoon, I met number of bikers (looked like people biking home from work), runners, walkers and dog walkers, but the path did not feel overcrowded. Since I started after 4 pm, I finished my walk in Maryhill and took the train back to Glasgow. Overall, it was quite enjoyable end to a day of Glasgow exploration.
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The River Kelvin south of Maryhill
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Nearby the North Woodside Flint Mill site
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The Riverside Museum and The Tall Ship

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Re: Kelvin Walkway: Riverside Museum to Maryhill

Postby Petr Dakota » Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:08 pm

Good a wee warming-up explorer :clap:
Now the hills are calling ! :D :thumbup: but be aware that it's addictive and you can't stop then :D :wink: :lol:
All the Best and stay safe
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Re: Kelvin Walkway: Riverside Museum to Maryhill

Postby LucieK » Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:58 pm

[quote="Petr Dakota"]
Now the hills are calling ! :D :thumbup: but be aware that it's addictive and you can't stop then :D :wink: :lol:

You are right! It is addictive! I'm already planning to come back next summer and walk the West Highland Way. :lol:
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