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Helensburgh & West Dunbartonshire Group

We are the Helensburgh & West Dunbartonshire Ramblers. We open the way for everyone in our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

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Overview

Walkers must book in advance with the walk leader

A local walk on paths and tracks visiting a ruined 16th century castle and an 18th Century doocot.

Sunday, 7 January 2024
Meeting time:
9:20 am
Start time:
9:35 am
Estimated finish time:
2:00 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
12km / 7.5mi
Ascent:
250m / 820ft
Type:
linear

We will catch the 09:28 train from Craigendoran to Cardross arriving at Cardross at 09:33.

Our New Year walk combines splendid views across the Clyde with visits to local historical features and pleasant woodland paths.  We walk from Cardross Station to Kilmahew Castle and then follow paths and farm tracks to Darleith House. We return to Craigendoran via Service’s Wood, Camis Eskan dovecot and walled garden.

Local Grade: C+

Terrain: Forestry tracks, farm tracks, country paths, quiet lanes and rough hill paths.  Undulating terrain but no steep ascents or descents. Likely to be very wet and muddy in places.

Max height:  190 m.

Maps covering route of walk: OS Landranger No. 63.

 

Features

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Car parking available
  • No car needed

Meeting point

Grid reference:
NS 30899 81301
Nearest postcode:
G84 7JE
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Meeting time:
9:20 am

Craigendoran Station - Parking available at the end of Station Road. Distance from Helensburgh: 1 miles. Time from Helensburgh: 5 miles. Please note we will catch the train to Cardross at 09:28.

Starting point

Grid reference:
NS 34459 77343
Nearest postcode:
G82 5NR
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Start time:
9:35 am

Cardross Railway Station. Distance from Helensburgh: 5 miles. Time from Helensburgh: 10minutes. Suggested fuel contribution: £ 1.00. Please note we will leave promptly after the 09:25 train from Helensburgh Central has arrived (due at 09:33).

Finishing point

Grid reference:
NS 30899 81301
Nearest postcode:
G84 7JE
what3words:
fairness.employers.cries
Estimated finish time:
2:00 pm

Craigendoran Railway Station

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking