Bob Law’s Blog: Walking and Photography Old Kilpatrick and Goldenhill

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Clyde Coastal Path

This is a walk that many people might not think of doing as I certainly didn’t until very recently but it turned out to be both interesting and varied. It is a section of the Clyde Coastal Path from Old Kilpatrick to Goldenhill in Duntocher with several  different possibilities or options. Route one is the shortest and easiest. Take the train to Old Kilpatrick Station then walk up to the farm track leading into hills but turn right at a small gas plant onto level farm track skirting the foot of the Kilpatrick Hill range. This is signposted as the Clyde Coastal Path and a large car park, for the hills, is close by for those arriving by car.

Wood Pigeons and Cornfield

Wood Pigeons and Cornfield

Duntocher and Goldenhill

Goldenhill View of Duntocher and Faifley

Goldenhill View of Duntocher and Faifley

Most folk head up the hills from here but this level walk is also worthwhile. This path skirts the edge of several fields, travels arrow straight through the village of Duntocher and climbs Goldenhill to the remains of the Antonine Wall and Roman fort that stood here 2000 years ago. It is also a fine viewpoint.

Return to Old Kilpatrick

Route one departs the hill through an opening south at the flagpole and returns to Old Kilpatrick via the pavement alongside the A82. Those wishing a further walk can include the scenic Lusset Glen and the Erskine Bridge for further views on the return.

Trinity Church at Goldenhill

Trinity Church at Goldenhill

A third option for train users is to continue on from Goldenhill using farm minor roads/ tracks past Drumchapel to Bearsden Station following the line of the Antonine Wall. This is only a solid line on the OS map as not much is visible after all this time but the hills the forts stood on are easily identified. This was the western edge of the Roman Empire and a world heritage site.

A Lush Verge of Meadowsweet

A Lush Verge of Meadowsweet

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