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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 surprisingly rural walk in an urban area with the opportunity to see several species of duck.

Sunday, 10 December 2023
Meeting time:
9:15 am
Start time:
10:40 am
Estimated finish time:
5:00 pm
Difficulty:
Moderate
Distance:
16km / 9.9mi
Ascent:
84m / 276ft
Type:
linear

We will catch the 09:25 train from Helensburgh Central and arrive at Blairhill at 10:34. Our return from Hogganfield Loch will be by bus to Glasgow City Centre and train back to Helensburgh.

A linear walk along the Monkland Canal to Drumpellier Country Park, where will stop for coffee at the visitor centre. We continue our walk past Bishop Loch and Gartloch Village to Hogganfield Loch.

Local Grade: C+ but only due to distance

Terrain: Good paths and tracks with occasional muddy sections.

Max height: 100 m

Maps covering route of walk: OS Landranger No. 64.

 

Features

  • Refreshments available (Pub/cafe)
  • Accessible by public transport
  • No car needed

Meeting point

Grid reference:
NS 29683 82377
Nearest postcode:
G84 7QF
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Meeting time:
9:15 am

Helensburgh Central Railway Station We will meet at 09:15 to catch the 09:25 Edinburgh train to Blairhill.

Starting point

Grid reference:
NS 72287 65596
Nearest postcode:
ML5 1NU
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Start time:
10:40 am

Blairhill Railway Station Please note we will leave promptly after the 09:25 train from Helensburgh has departed.

Finishing point

Grid reference:
NS 64285 67571
Nearest postcode:
G33 1AB
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Estimated finish time:
5:00 pm

Hogganfield Loch

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