GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Bardowie Loch

1 miles (1 km)

This walk visits the pretty Bardowie Loch just to the north of Glasgow.
It's a very peaceful spot which is used for sailing with the Clyde Cruising Club Dinghy Section at the eastern end of the site. On the northern side of the loch you'll also find the 16th century Bardowie Castle, a category Alisted building.


G62 6EX - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Bardowie Loch OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Bardowie Loch Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The Kelvin Walkway runs to the west of the site. You could pick this up and follow it north through Milngavie and visit the Milngavie Reservoirs and Dumbrock Loch in Mugdock Country Park. The pretty Loch Ardinning is located very close to the park too. The small loch is owned by the Scottish Wildlife Trust and is a great place for easy walks and wildlife spotting.
Head south and you could visit Hogganfield Loch at the northern tip of Glasgow.
To the north east you can pick up the Strathkelvin Railway Path near Strathblane. This shared cycling and walking route runs along a disused railway line from Gartcosh to Strathblane, with lovely views of the Campsie Fells on the way.
To the north west there's the interesting Burncrooks Reservoir Walk which visits the unusual narrow rocky chasm at the Whangie before heading to the pretty reservoir. Near here there's also something of a hidden gem at the Devil's Pulpit in Finnich Glen. There's a wonderful deep sandstone gorge and rushing waterfall to see in this geologically fascinating area.


Bardowie Castle (geograph 3289907)

Bardowie Castle

Woodland north of Bardowie Loch - - 1404441

Woodland north of Bardowie Loch From Craigmaddie Road. The loch can be seen just behind the trees.

Bardowie Loch - - 62178

Bardowie Loch

Sailing on Bardowie Loch - - 235207

Sailing on Bardowie Loch

Bardowie - - 1410416


Sunset over Bardowie Loch - - 235208

Sunset over Bardowie Loch


GPS Files

GPX File

Bardowie Loch.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Bardowie Loch.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)