GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Strathkelvin Railway Path

14 miles (22.4 km)

The Strathkelvin Railway Path is a popular cycling and walking trail running along a disused railway line from Glenboig toStrathblane. It's a beautiful area with fine views to the Campsie Fells and the Strathblane Hills as you make your way along the surfaced trail.
The trail starts in Glenboig and heads north west, passing the Garnqueen Loch. You continue past Chryston before coming into Kirkintilloch where you cross the river. The trail heads north through Milton of Campsie, where there is a nice section along Glazert Water.
Here you turn north west through Lennoxtown passing the Campsie Glen before coming into Strathblane. This section follows the route of theCampsie Branchof theEdinburgh and Glasgow Railwaywhich was extended as theBlane Valley Railwayline and closed in 1951.

Strathkelvin Railway Path OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Strathkelvin Railway Path Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

There are plans to extend the route to the south to the nearby Drumpellier Country Park. The park is well worth a visit with 500 acres of lowland heath, mixed woodlands, lochs, open grassland and the Monkland Canal to see.
Just south of Strathblane you could extend your outing by visiting Mugdock Country Park. Here you can enjoy trails along Mugdock Reservoir, Dumbrock Loch, through Mugdock Wood, along Allander Water and past Mugdock Loch. Also south of the end point there's the pretty Loch Ardinning. The small loch is owned by the Scottish Wildlife Trust and is a great place for easy walks and wildlife spotting.
The picturesque Bardowie Loch and Hogganfield Loch are also not far from the trail.

Photos

Glenboig Village Park and Garnqueen Loch (geograph 4492303)

Glenboig Village Park and Garnqueen Loch

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Cyclist on the path along Glazert Water, north of Kirkintilloch.

Footbridge on the course of the former Strathkelvin Railway - geograph.org.uk - 1012452

Footbridge on the course of the former Strathkelvin Railway

Bridge over the Finglen Burn on the Strathkelvin Railway Path - geograph.org.uk - 1012306

Bridge over the Finglen Burn

A view to the Campsie Fells from the Strathkelvin Railway Path - geograph.org.uk - 1012267

A view to the Campsie Fells from the path.

Strathblane Hills seen from the Strathkelvin Railway Path - geograph.org.uk - 1012223

Strathblane Hills seen from the Railway Path

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Approaching Strathblane.

Dunglass seen from the Strathkelvin Railway Path - geograph.org.uk - 1012248

Dunglass seen from the trail.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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