Landscape Photo
Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

Route Filmstrip & Description

A pleasant walk through mixed woodland with Scots pines and meadows. Mostly flat with a reasonable surface which can get a little muddy in places after wet weather. There are pleasant views to the Kilpatrick hills and over the cityscape of Glasgow. One of the best times of year for this walk is springtime as there are many hundreds of daffodils which grow wild as well as wild orchids and rhododendrons. There are a number of opportunities to extend the walk (all of which would involve slightly rougher and steeper paths). A woodland walk diversion passes a small waterfall and pools then follows a burn to a wetland area with a wildlife pond and raised boardwalk which is in a state of disrepair.

Surveyed by: Joyce Harkin, December 2014 (Winter)
Accessibility Rating: 2More Information
Distance: 1.5 km

Public Transport: No
Car Park: Local authority car park with 2 metre height restriction at entrance.
Steps: No
Barriers: No barriers
Toilets: No

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Height restriction of 2 metres at entrance to car park on Cochno Road

Start Height restriction of 2 metres at entrance to car park on Cochno Road

Leave car park and turn left onto quiet road with narrow pavement for approximately 60 yards

Direction Leave car park and turn left onto quiet road with narrow pavement for approximately 60 yards

 

Surface

There is a small path to the right which follows the burn to a small waterfall and wildlife pond with a wooden walkway which is in a poor state of repair

Feature of Interest There is a small path to the right which follows the burn to a small waterfall and wildlife pond with a wooden walkway which is in a poor state of repair

 

Feature of Interest

broad path with walkers on right and bridleway on left

Path broad path with walkers on right and bridleway on left

At posts turn left

Surface At posts turn left

Slight upward gradient 1 in 20 (5%)

Gradient Slight upward gradient 1 in 20 (5%)

Path

There are drainage channels about 6 inches wide at various points on path

Obstacle There are drainage channels about 6 inches wide at various points on path

 

Path

The path along this section can get muddy after wet weather

Surface The path along this section can get muddy after wet weather

At junction take right hand path (path to left leads back onto Cochno Road

Direction At junction take right hand path (path to left leads back onto Cochno Road

At this junction turn right at the posts

Direction At this junction turn right at the posts

wild meadow on right - path gets slightly narrower on this section

Path wild meadow on right - path gets slightly narrower on this section

There are a number of similar drainage channels along path

Obstacle There are a number of similar drainage channels along path

Path

Path

Keep right on path, do not go down wide steps on left

Direction Keep right on path, do not go down wide steps on left

Path

Path

Views to Glasgow cityscape on left

View Views to Glasgow cityscape on left

Views to Kilpatrick hills on right

View Views to Kilpatrick hills on right

 

Path

Turn right at posts to join original broad pathway

Direction Turn right at posts to join original broad pathway

Path

Path

 

Surface

Keep straight on to retrace your original path back to entrance, turn left on road to get back to car park

Path Keep straight on to retrace your original path back to entrance, turn left on road to get back to car park

 

Path

 

Path

 

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