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The Campsie Fells from Lennoxtown

A moderate walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) in East Dunbartonshire, Scotland, about 11.00km (6.84 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 4:30h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 469m (1538ft)
Descent 469m (1538ft)
Max. Elevation 530m (1738ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 938m (3076ft)
Start & End
Distance 11.00km
Duration ~4:30h
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.

Walk Functions


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Walk Map

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Take the bus to Lennoxtown, at the foot of the Campsie Fells.
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The path on to the fells start just before Blencloich Farm
About 0.42 km (~0.26 miles) from
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At Glorat House, turn left and head uphill.
About 0.86 km (~0.53 miles) from
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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.
About 0.88 km (~0.55 miles) from
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First glimpses of the main plateau come soon afterwards.
About 0.70 km (~0.43 miles) from
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Continue to the first summit, Cort-ma Law.
About 0.87 km (~0.54 miles) from
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Return to the path junction and head west.
About 0.54 km (~0.34 miles) from
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Pass the secondary summit of Lairs, then follow the clear path along the southern escarpment of the fells. Great views looking south towards Glasgow.
About 0.83 km (~0.52 miles) from
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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.
About 2.67 km (~1.66 miles) from
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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.
About 0.56 km (~0.35 miles) from
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A footpath leaves Clachan of Campsie and runs beneath the escarpment towards Lennoxtown.
About 1.11 km (~0.69 miles) from
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Finish up in Lennoxtown for the bus home.
About 1.06 km (~0.66 miles) from

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