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Strathblane to Kilsyth

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With the Campsie Fells within sight walk west towards the small town of Kilsyth; explore the historic sights along the way and enjoy some peaceful canalside walking.  
Distance 21.5 km
5:25 h
132 m
155 m

Kirkintilloch’s historic town centre is the ideal stop for elevenses, before joining the classic Forth and Clyde Canal to stroll along the flat canal path. Head up and over the 2,000 year-old Antonine Wall on a steeper path to find a Roman Fort at Bar Hill. Finally arrive at Auchinstarry Marina where you can enjoy great British 'pub grub and replenish your energy.

If you aren't overnighting at the marina then continue straight on at the roundabout to continue on the B802 (Howe Road) and follow it until the T-junction with the main road, A803 (Glasgow Road), that passes through Kilsyth.  

 

 

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Catherine Allan 
Updated: April 02, 2018
Highest point
150 m
Lowest point
37 m

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This route is used in the following itineraries:

WSJMW

Start

Balloch (77 m)
Coordinates:
OS Grid
NS 56251 79333
DD
55.985379, -4.305716
DMS
55°59'07.4"N 4°18'20.6"W
UTM
30U 418537 6205221
w3w 
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Destination

Auchinstarry Marina

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

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Coordinates

OS Grid
NS 56251 79333
DD
55.985379, -4.305716
DMS
55°59'07.4"N 4°18'20.6"W
UTM
30U 418537 6205221
w3w 
///declining.credible.flaunting
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Peter Koerner
August 04, 2018 · Community
Bar Hill
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Distance
21.5 km
Duration
5:25 h
Ascent
132 m
Descent
155 m

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