GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Broadwood Loch

2 miles (3 km)

This pretty loch in Cumbernauld has a nice circular trail to follow around the perimeter.
You can start the walk at the car park located at the south western end of the lake. Then follow the footpaths round the water for a distance of just under 2 miles. There's nice views over the loch to the Campsie Fells in the distance. If you bring some bread with you then you can spend some time feeding the resident ducks and swans.
You can continue your walking around Cumbernauld by heading east to visit Palacerigg Country Park. There's some fine nature trails here with the picturesque Fannyside Lochs, ponds and rare breed animals to see as well.


G68 9DY - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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

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

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

To continue your exercise you could head pick up the Airdrie to Bathgate Cycle Path and visit Hillend Reservoir. Polkemmet Country Park, Roughrigg Reservoir and Forrestburn Reservoir are also not too far away.
To the north in Kilsyth there's Banton Loch on the ColziumEstate. The estate also includes the ruins of the 16th century castle, a visitor centre, a garden cafe and awalled garden.


Pier at Broadwood Loch - - 1508051

Pier at Broadwood Loch where the local ducks and swans usually get lunch.

Standing Stones of Broadwood Loch - - 1508082

Standing Stones of Broadwood Loch. These stones are as old as the earth itself but they lived somewhere else for millions of years before being fashioned and placed in this decorative circle.

Broadwood Loch Dam (geograph 1695821)

Loch Dam

Broadwood Loch, Cumbernauld - - 218544

A sunny summer day at the site.

Freezing Fowl on Broadwood Loch - - 1637887

Freezing Fowl on the Loch. Sub zero temperatures with a very small part of water not frozen. This loch is not a natural one it was created by damming the Moss Water burn in the 1990s.

The Broadwood Boardwalk - - 1508065

The Broadwood Boardwalk. The second last link in the round the loch path, the last link awaits the builder of the houses in the background to complete the path - as per their contractual agreement with North Lanarkshire Council.

Blackwood and the Campsies - - 1508089

Blackwood and the Campsies from across the Loch.

Woodland walk around Broadwood - - 1508073

Woodland section


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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