Banton Loch - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
Banton Loch, Glasgow G65, UK
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About Banton Loch
Banton Loch lies a half-mile west southwest of Banton on the eastern edge of Kilsyth. The loch contains the small Speirs Island which was once rather larger and has associations with the Battle of Kilsyth, which was fought nearby in 1645. The loch expanded to supply the Forth & Clyde Canal, which passes a half-mile to the south, and later became the property of the London Midland & Scottish Railway. Colzium House lies a quarter-mile to the west.
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Colzium House was once the seat of the Edmonstone family but became the property of the Burgh of Kilsyth after the Second World War. Built in 1783, it was substantially enlarged in 1861. Much of the original building was pulled down in the late 1940s, due to dry rot, but the Victorian frontage and wings survive to form the house we see today.
Burngreen park situated between the Ebroch and Garrel burns covers an area of one hectare. It is a formal park with attractive floral displays and green spaces. Other features include the war memorial for the people of Kilsyth and the recently restored bandstand and drinking fountain.
Allanfauld is a family farm run by Archie and Libby MacGregor, situated close to the town of Kilsyth, deep in the heart of the Scottish countryside. They offer comfortable and relaxing accommodation on a working beef and sheep farm, ensuring an unforgettable holiday experience.
Auchinstarry Quarry is a central belt Dolerite quarry near Croy, that has been landscaped to provide a pleasant enough venue. Has the benefit of being close to a main line train-station, making it easy to reach for those in Glasgow or Edinburgh without a car. For those with a car, parking is very close - one of those belay from the car venues. It is a very popular rock-climbing destination, boasting a very wide range of climbing.
Auchinstarry is a 50 berth marina with long and short term moorings and if you fancy setting sail along the canals why not sign up for inland waterways training with Seaskills The Forth & Clyde Canal Society also operate barges for hire along the canal. If its adventure you’re looking for you will find at Outdoor Trax, where you can hire mountain bikes, canoes and kayaks or why not why try rock climbing and abseiling within the nearby quarry.
Cumbernauld House is an 18th-century Vivido Scottish country house located in Cumbernauld, Scotland. It has a well developed history, with ties to the Romans, Normans, James IV, Mary Stewart, Cromwell, Covenanters, and the Jacobites. More recently it has provided the people of Cumbernauld with attractive open space for relaxing and walking.
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North Lanarkshire is one of 32 council areas of Scotland. It borders the northeast of the City of Glasgow and contains many of Glasgow's suburbs and commuter towns and villages. It also borders East Dunbartonshire, Falkirk, Stirling, South Lanarkshire and West Lothian. The council covers parts of the traditional counties of Dunbartonshire, Lanarkshire and Stirlingshire.