Stroll beside the wooded burn or head into the hills for a taste of the wild

Campsie Glen

A wooded glen beside the Campsie Fells

From the pretty village of Clachan of Campsie, with its historic church, wind along grassy slopes into the Campsie Glen beside the Kirk Burn. There are plenty of picturesque picnic spots beneath the trees or you can wander along the riverside path – you’ll know when to turn back when you see the wooden hand that warns you of the risk of rock falls up ahead. You can also head up into the Campsie Fells from the glen.

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Life’s essentials

There are public toilets (small charge), refreshments and bike hire in Clachan of Campsie. There are also places to eat, drink and shop at nearby Lennoxtown.

Walking trails

Cycling trails

Mountain biking trails

Heading for the hills

For a more energetic outing, follow the path behind Clachan of Campsie that forks steeply uphill from the burn to reach a car park on the B822 with lovely views into the glen. From here you can choose a path around the hill to see waterfalls along the burn below or carry on climbing along a steep, rough trail to reach the ridge of the Campsie Fells above. This part of the Campsie Glen is managed by East Dunbartonshire Council.

The Campsie Fells are a wild and dramatic place to explore on foot or by bike, rewarding you with spectacular views over remote hills and glens. Please ensure you are properly equipped if you are heading onto the hills and be aware that the weather can change quickly.

Strathkelvin Railway Path

This enticing 7½ mile (12km) trail links Strathblane and Kirkintilloch along a picturesque stretch of old railway line. It’s an easy, flat route that’s perfect for walking or cycling. Join the trail near the turning to Clachan of Campsie off the A891.

Contact: Scottish Lowlands Forest District

Address: Five Sisters House, Five Sisters Business Park, West Calder

Postcode: EH55 8PN

Telephone: 0300 067 6700


How to get here

Campsie Glen is at Clachan of Campsie on the A891 between Strathblane and Lennoxtown in East Dunbartonshire.

There is a public car park in the small square at the end of the road in Clachan of Campsie village at grid reference NS 611 795. If this is full, you can find on-street parking nearby.

To find the start of the path, head back out of the village along the main road for approximately 50 metres to Knowehead Road, then follow the road all the way up into Campsie Glen.

Using SatNav?

G66 7AB is the nearest postcode.

Public transport

There are regular buses from Glasgow to Clachan of Campsie. Find details at Traveline Scotland.

Nearby places

Visit peaceful Lennox Forest for a stroll or cycle on quiet forest tracks – the ideal place to stretch your legs or take the dog for a woodland walk.

It’s also not far to Carron Valley, where you’ll find scenic family-friendly routes beside the reservoir that are ideal for a walk or cycle ride. If you’re feeling more energetic, there are some exhilarating mountain bike trails in the woods here too.

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