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We are the Eastwood Ramblers. We open the way for everyone in our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

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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

Overview

On the eastern edge of the Campsie Hills, Meikle Bin is perhaps one of the only hills in Scotland where it's possible to take in both East and West coast views of Scotland from its summit.

The Carron Valley has also been used as a location for the Outlander TV series because of its stunning scenery. All in, the hill makes for a rewarding climb and enjoyable day out.

The walk skirts the side of the Carron Valley reservoir and meanders through forest paths before beginning a fairly steady climb up Meikle Bin itself.

The path up the hill  is rather sparse and boggy in places, so appropriate footwear is needed, even if it is not raining on the day.

Saturday, 24 February 2024
Meeting time:
8:00 am
Start time:
9:30 am
Estimated finish time:
3:00 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
10.5km / 6.5mi
Ascent:
397m / 1302ft
Type:
circular

Local walk grading 'B'

Car parking is severely restricted, so car sharing is therefore essential. Note to car drivers, do not park in such a manner as to restrict access to the gate as you are liable to pick up a fine!

Features

  • Car parking available
  • Car sharing available

Meeting point

Grid reference:
NS 57331 57622
Nearest postcode:
G76 8NE
what3words:
golf.tracks.pets
Meeting time:
8:00 am

Clarkston Halls car park

Starting point

Grid reference:
NS 67235 85866
Nearest postcode:
G63 0XH
what3words:
bolt.gained.ogre
Start time:
9:30 am

Todholes car park, opposite the wind farm access track on the B818

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