Kelvin Walkway: Glasgow to Milngavie


The Kelvin Walkway links the banks of the Clyde in Glasgow to Milngavie, providing a link between the Clyde Walkway and city with the start of the West Highland Way. The route follows the Kelvin on good cyclepaths and tracks through the city, before detouring away from the river through Summerston and then returning to first the Kelvin and then the banks of the Allandar for the much rougher and more rural final stretch to Milngavie.

Grade (key)

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Bog Factor (key)

  • 3.5/5



Good footpaths and pavements until Summerston. After returning to the Kelvin the path becomes rougher, especially after crossing the A879, from where it can be muddy, rough underfoot and often a little overgrown. The path improves again along the Allander Water for the final stretch into Milngavie.

Public Transport

Regular buses to the Riverside Museum from central Glasgow. Nearest rail station is Partick. Milngavie has trains and buses into Glasgow.


Glasgow Riverside Museum. Open in Google Maps.

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