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Where to buy gas in Glasgow or Milngavie?
by Palle Dam » Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:05 pm
I am going to walk the WHW in the beginning of September and will be wild camping on the way.
I will arrive to Edinburgh by plane from Denmark in the late afternoon and then take a bus or train to central Glasgow, where I will spend the first night at a hostel. The next morning, I will go to Milngavie, where the walk starts.
But I will need to buy gas for my stove locally, since I can't bring any fuel on the plane.
There are several outdoor stores in central Glasgow, but my problem is that they are closed when I arrive to Glasgow in the evening and doesn't open until about 10:00 the next day. I am hoping to leave for Milngavie before that so I can reach Drymen before dark.
Does anyone know where to buy gas canisters (screw-on type) in central Glasgow in the evening or early in the morning? Maybe a petrol station?
Or maybe there is a shop in Milngavie that sells gas? The Iron Chef seems to be closed (comments on Google Maps).
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by mylesmcs » Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:38 pm
That way you can just make your way there after landing, grab your gas and head to bed.
Maybe someone more local knows of somewhere but I've used this trick before when resupplying on longer hikes outside of the UK.
by Scotsman2012 » Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:44 pm
You could phone or email them to find out - https://creaturecomfortsglasgow.com/
by davekeiller » Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:36 pm
Cotswold Outdoor in the West End would be a good bet - it's 5 minutes walk from Partick station, which you will pass through on the train to Milngavie.
by LobeyD » Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:06 pm
Decathlon Braehead and Go Outdoors at Coatbridge or Clydebank are open until 8pm some days but for a new visitor that would probably require taxis from the centre.
The Milngavie to Drymen leg is relatively straightforward though, good paths and no major climbing, so a 11am start should be fine in early September.
by Holly » Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:11 pm
by davekeiller » Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:57 pm
by Arthurs Eat » Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:23 pm
by Holly » Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:14 pm