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From Bearsden Cross walk up Drymen Road past the Burgh Hall and Brookwood Library to the Schaw Home


North Church at Bearsden Cross

North Church at Bearsden Cross


From the bend in Drymen Road at Schaw Home take a signposted Right of Way up the hill.


Schaw Home in Bearsden



At the top of the hill descend to the right for a short distance for a view over the houses of Mosshead and Milngavie to the Campsie Fells.


Campsie Fells from Mosshead

Campsie Fells from Mosshead

Returning to the top of the hill continue down the Right of Way behind the dry ski slopes of Bearsden Ski Club. Turn right at Stockiemuir Avenue and down to the shops. Turn left at the end of the shops, through the car park and a lane to emerge onto a green playing field in Mosshead.


Playing Field in Mosshead

Playing Field in Mosshead

Continue over the playing field to the right-hand corner where a gate leads to a signpost for several Rights of Way. Follow the one to Craigdhu Road into a field and up to the top of the hill. Here a view extends over to Milngavie beneath the Campsie Fells.


Milngavie beneath the Campsie Fells



Continue across the field to reach South Mains Farm on Craigdhu Road. 


South Mains Farm on Craigdhu Road

South Mains Farm on Craigdhu Road



Head along Craigdhu Road towards Milngavie then take another signposted Right of Way on the left shortly beyond the farm buildings.

Chestnut Lane from Milngavie to Mains Wood

Chestnut Lane


In a couple of hundred yards reach another signpost and take the Right of Way along Chestnut Lane. Continue to Stockiemuir Road and cross over and enter Mains Wood.


Mains Wood

Mains Wood


Walk up through the woods to the top of the hill to obtain a view over to Dumgoyne and the Campsie Fells.


Dumgoyne and the Campsie Fells from Mains Wood

Dumgoyne and the Campsie Fells from Mains Wood


Beyond the woods the Kilpatrick Hills rise above the rock walls of Douglas Muir Quarry.


Kilpatrick Hills and quarry walls from Mains Wood

Kilpatrick Hills and quarry walls from Mains Wood


In the opposite direction the view extends over the houses of Mains Estate to the Campsie Fells.


Mains Estate beneath the Campsie Fells

Mains Estate beneath the Campsie Fells


Retrace the route back down through the woods to Stockiemuir Road. Either take a diagonal route across fields ( visiting the trig point ) to the Right of Way on Craigdhu Road at South Mains Farm or walk along Stockiemuir Road back to the Right of Way at Bearsden Ski Club.



Mains Estate beneath the Campsie Fells from trig point above South Mains Farm

Mains Estate beneath the Campsie Fells from trig point above South Mains Farm


Mains Estate beneath the Campsie Fells

Return route across fields from Mains Wood to Craigdhu Road


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