GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Loch Glow

1 miles (1.5 km)

This walk visits the beautiful Loch Glow Reservoir in the Cleish Hills north of Dunfermline.
You can start your walk from the dam at the eastern end of the water and then follow footpaths west along the loch. It's a tranquil place with lovely views over the water to the surrounding hills and countryside. The walk can be extended by heading into the surrounding forestry and hills.

Postcode

KY13 0LS - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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

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

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the north of the loch there's hill climbs to the Inneans and Dumglow where there's some excellent views over the area.
You could also head south towards Dunfermline and visit Townhill Country Park, Gartmorn Dam Country Park, Dollar Glen, Glendevon and Lochore Meadows Country Park. These local parks have a good selection of walking and cycling trails to try. The splendid Loch Leven and the remote Loch Fitty are also not too far away.

Photos

Loch Glow Dam - geograph.org.uk - 1881008

Loch Glow Dam

Loch Glow - geograph.org.uk - 2156972

Loch view

Loch Glow Shoreline - geograph.org.uk - 163038

Shoreline. Looking NW towards The Inneans, the hill above the reservoir.The shore is stony, backed by a grassy, steep bank and is popular with anglers.

Loch Glow - geograph.org.uk - 283907

A view along Black Loch Dyke towards Loch Glow.

Loch Glow Dam Spillway - geograph.org.uk - 1880946

Dam Spillway

Loch Glow Dam - geograph.org.uk - 163025

The Dam. Despite its size, the reservoir only had a trickle of water flowing out through the concrete-lined channel when this photograph was taken. The loch is well used by anglers - their cars and the caravan of the fishing club are visible at the end of the reservoir ie at the end of the loose surface road.

Cleish Hills - geograph.org.uk - 48931

A sheep poses for a photograph in the Cleish Hills. Dumglow from the Inneans immediately N of Loch Glow in the Cleish hills.

The Inneans, central hill - geograph.org.uk - 1153065

The Inneans, central hill. The Inneans (always known in the plural) are three small elongated hills to the north of the loch. This is the central hill, viewed from the forest edge. The shadow of the trees extends halfway across the field from the barbed wire fence.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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