Duncolm and the Slacks, Old Kilpatrick
The steep grassy dome of Duncolm rises above the moors as the highest point of the Kilpatrick Hills. Although close to Glasgow it feels like a wild place and is a popular objective. This route from Old Kilpatrick is easily reached by public transport; the return given is via the Slacks which has superb views over the city.
Tarmac lane and good track to Loch Humphrey. The rest of the walk is on grassy paths with many boggy patches.
Train to Kilpatrick Station.
Kilpatrick Braes car park, Old Kilpatrick.
Hillwalking in Winter
Please note that hillwalking when there is snow lying requires an ice-axe, crampons and the knowledge, experience and skill to use them correctly. All route descriptions and difficulties given here are for summer conditions. See our Winter Skills page for basic information on the essential skills, techniques and knowledge needed for winter hillwalking.
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