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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.

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
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Overview

Walkers must book in advance with the walk leader

A walk through the forest to a fine viewpoint above the Carron Valley Reservoir followed by a stroll around the reservoir.

 

Saturday, 16 December 2023
Start time:
9:30 am
Estimated finish time:
3:30 pm
Difficulty:
Strenuous
Distance:
15km / 9.3mi
Ascent:
570m / 1870ft
Type:
circular

From Todholes car park, we follow forestry tracks and a hill path to gain the summit of Meikle Bin by the north west ridge. We descend south and east to the forest to pick up a track to the Carron Valley Reservoir. We then return along the south west shore to the start.

Local Grade: B+

Terrain: Forestry roads, tracks and hill paths - will be boggy in places.

Max height: 570 m.

Maps covering route of walk: OS Landranger No. 57.

Features

  • Car parking available

Starting point

Grid reference:
NS 67200 85801
Nearest postcode:
G63 0XH
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Start time:
9:30 am

Todholes car park on the B818. Distance from Helensburgh: 30 miles. Time from Helensburgh: 1 hour 15minutes. Suggested fuel contribution: £ 6.00. Please note we will leave promptly at 09:30.

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