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The Campsie Fells from Lennoxtown

A moderate walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) in East Dunbartonshire, Scotland, about 10.50km (6.52 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 3:45. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Gain 469m (1538ft)
Loss 469m (1538ft)
Max. Elevation 530m (1738ft)
Elevation (total) 938m (3076ft)
Start & End
Lennoxtown
Distance 10.50km
(6.52mi)
Duration ~3:45
Difficulty  
Moderate
Ordnance Survey Map
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 27 Dec 2011
Just north of Glasgow, the Campsie Fells make an excellent day trip from the city. A steep-sided escarpment leads up to a fairly wild plateau, which offers many good walks. This route from Lennoxtown visits the two summits north of the town, and passes through the village of Clachan of Campsie on the way back. Regular buses to and from Glasgow.

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Waypoints

OS Grid NS628778
Take the bus to Lennoxtown, at the foot of the Campsie Fells.
Path to the fells About 0.42 km (~0.26 miles) from
OS Grid NS632780
The path on to the fells start just before Blencloich Farm
Glorat House About 0.86 km (~0.53 miles) from
OS Grid NS640779
At Glorat House, turn left and head uphill.
Maiden Castle About 0.88 km (~0.55 miles) from
OS Grid NS646785
Follow the track to Garmore, then a path continues up hill. On the way you will pass the remains of Maiden Castle, today little more than earth mounds.
The plateau About 0.70 km (~0.43 miles) from
OS Grid NS646792
First glimpses of the main plateau come soon afterwards.
Cort-ma Law About 0.87 km (~0.54 miles) from
OS Grid NS651799
Continue to the first summit, Cort-ma Law.
Path junction About 0.54 km (~0.34 miles) from
OS Grid NS647795
Return to the path junction and head west.
Over Lairs About 0.83 km (~0.52 miles) from
OS Grid NS640798
Pass the secondary summit of Lairs, then follow the clear path along the southern escarpment of the fells. Great views looking south towards Glasgow.
Crow Road car park About 2.67 km (~1.66 miles) from
OS Grid NS613800
At the car park, cross over the road (carefully as it is on a tight bend) and pick up the path on the other side.
Clachan of Campsie About 0.56 km (~0.35 miles) from
OS Grid NS610795
Drop into the village of Clachan of Campsie. There is a teashop in the village, and it's worth visiting the 6th century St Machan's church as well.
Balcorrach About 1.11 km (~0.69 miles) from
OS Grid NS619788
A footpath leaves Clachan of Campsie and runs beneath the escarpment towards Lennoxtown.
Lennoxtown again About 1.06 km (~0.66 miles) from
OS Grid NS626780
Finish up in Lennoxtown for the bus home.

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