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Glasgow to Strathblane Circular Cycle Route



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Cycle Route Details
Route NameGlasgow to Strathblane Circular
Distance : miles (km)26.58  (42.78)
Duration(hh:mm)02:36
Difficulty
Posted Byellenoncami
Calories Burned kcal
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Cycle Route Location
CountryScotland
Town/CityGlasgow
County/RegionGlasgow
Start LocationWestend A81
End LocationWestend A81
Cycle Steps
This is a pleasant cycle which can be done in a few hours, very few hills and an excellent downhill on the way back from Mugdock to Milngavie.

You are mainly on either the Forth and clyde Canal or The Strathkelvin Railway path which is signposted just after you pass through Kirkintilloch, this leads all the way to Strathblane.

From there you can follow road signs to Milngavie (we chose to take a quieter road through Mugdock past the reservoir) and head back to Glasgow on the Milngavie-Glasgow cycle lanes. Fun easy cycle.
Landmarks/Pubs for lunch/Sites to see?
Nice scenery of the campsies and the reservoir.

Your comments?
posted by:David8242Rating : difficult :
I tackled this route on the 6 September 2015, though covered a total of 30.5 miles by going a slighter longer way. It took me 2.5 hours, and I felt it when I finished!

I set off from Jordanhill, and headed down the nature trail then east along the cycle way that runs parallel with South Street, eventually getting to the canal at Maryhill Locks via Kelvingrove, Botanic Gardens and the Kelvin walkway.

From there I followed the canal to Kirkintilloch, joined the Strathkelvin Railway path then followed the route as described back to Jordanhill.

The very worst part was climbing the hill from Strathblayne to Mugdock - exhausting. The best bit was the cycle downhill from Mugdock to Milngavie - absolute joy!

I used the new cycle lanes from the Allander sports Centre to the American Discount Golf Shop - a big improvement which meant I felt very safe.

All in all a late summer day in early September which was fun - though would recommend turning back and retracing your route from Strathblane rather than tackling that hill to Mugdock.

My score of 8 for difficulty is a combination of distance and that hill...



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