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Bardowie Loch - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

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About Bardowie Loch

Bardowie Loch has a dinghy sailing club. The dinghy section is part of the Clyde Cruising Club. It's a very peaceful spot which is used for sailing with the Clyde Cruising Club Dinghy Section at the eastern end of the site. On the northern side of the loch you'll also find the 16th century Bardowie Castle, a category A listed building.

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Attractions Near Bardowie Loch

Allander Leisure Centre

Allander Leisure Centre

1.9km from Bardowie Loch

A majestic leisure centre located in the heart of East Danbartonshire. The facilities at the Allander Leisure Centre include two swimming pools, a sports hall and a fitness suite.The centre offers 45 fitness classes a week and the sports hall is used for badminton, basketball and gymnastics as well as other sports. There are three indoor five-a-side pitches, an indoor tennis court, two squash courts and a steam room.

Craigmaddie Reservoir

Craigmaddie Reservoir

2.21km from Bardowie Loch

A beautiful reservoir which was located in the heart of East danbartonshire county. This reservoir was begun on the 1st May 1886 and completed on the 11th June 1896. The reservoir was brought into operation on the 1st January 1897 after geological problems necessitated the excavation of a deep trench to ensure that it was fully watertight.

Starting Point of the West Highland Way

The starting point of the West Highland Way is just beyond Glasgow, in a town called Milngavie. It ends in the highland town of Fort William. Milngavie is only 25 minutes from Glasgow by train and there is a regular service every day. The starting point is right behind the train station and is well signposted.

Tannoch Loch

Tannoch Loch

2.61km from Bardowie Loch

Tannoch Loch, known locally as the “duck pond”, gets its name from Tannoch Burn. The burn comes from Mugdock Loch and the bog north of the Reservoir. Originally a football field and marshland, the area was converted by John Woodburn, a Milngavie Provost, around 1895. He created an earth embankment to hold the water from Tannoch Burn. The original purpose was to use the water to operate a small hydro-electric plant.

Kilmardinny Loch

Kilmardinny Loch

2.79km from Bardowie Loch

Kilmardinny is a loch in Bearsden, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland. The loch is renowned for coarse fishing and its abundance of perch and roach. Situated nearby is Kilmardinny House, which, after being owned by a succession of Glaswegian merchants and the Glasgow MP Robert Dalglish, was donated to the East Dunbartonshire Council and is now used as an arts and culture centre. The loch is featured in a survey of historic gardens and designed Landscapes carried out for the East Dunbartonshire Counc

Allander Water

Allander Water

2.98km from Bardowie Loch

The Allander Water is a river in East Dunbartonshire and Stirling, Scotland, and one of the three main tributaries of the River Kelvin, the others being the Glazert Water and the Luggie Water. The Allander Water rises in a number of streams off the Kilpatrick Hills and flows southeastwards forming the border between Dunbartonshire to the west and Stirlingshire to the east. At Milngavie it fully enters Stirlingshire, and soon reaches the River Kelvin.

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East Dunbartonshire Council

East Dunbartonshire is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland. It borders the north-west of Glasgow and contains many of the affluent areas to the north of the city, including Bearsden, Milngavie, Balmore and Torrance, as well as many of the city's commuter towns and villages. East Dunbartonshire also shares borders with North Lanarkshire, Stirling and West Dunbartonshire. The council area covers parts of the historic counties of Dunbartonshire, Lanarkshire and Stirlingshire.

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