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Kilpatrick Hills

Kilpatrick Hills

1.13km from Duncolm

The Kilpatrick Hills are a range of hills in central Scotland, stretching from Dumbarton in the west to Strathblane in the east. It provide the perfect place for outdoor recreation in West Dunbartonshire and the wider Glasgow area. The Kilpatricks offer a number of viewpoints and places of interest: among the best known are Doughnot Hill and The Whangie. The area features several reservoirs. The hills are of volcanic origin, modified by subsequent glaciation.

Burncrooks Reservoir

Burncrooks Reservoir

2.23km from Duncolm

Burncrooks reservoir is a man-made body of water that offers a picturesque walk as part of the John Muir Way between Balloch and Strathblane. There are good well maintained walking paths running around the lake with fine views to the Luss hills, Arrochar Alps and Ben Lomond.

Cochno Loch

Cochno Loch

2.32km from Duncolm

Cochno Loch is a lake in Scotland, United Kingdom. It has an elevation of 296 metres. Cochno Loch is situated northwest of Faifley, southeast of Kilpatrick Hills.It offers a picnic area and also fishing is possible here.

Overtoun House

Overtoun House

4.8km from Duncolm

A beautiful and stunning country house in West Dunbartonshire. Overlooking the town of Dumbarton and the River Clyde. It boasts historic gardens, picnic areas, Victorian architecture and wonderful wildlife. It is now home to a Centre for Hope and Healing, a tearoom serving snacks, hot and cold drinks and homebaked cakes and also it offers some ruraL walks also. This Scottish Baronial architecture is protected as a category A listed building.

Overtoun Bridge

Overtoun Bridge

4.82km from Duncolm

A majestic bridge which was on the approaching road to Overtoun House, near Dumbarton in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland. It was a category B-listed structure completed in 1895, based on a design by the landscape architect H. E. Milner.

Auchentoshan Distillery

Auchentoshan Distillery

4.87km from Duncolm

The Auchentoshan distillery is located in the Glen between the hills Kilpatrick and the Clyde just northwest of the city of Glasgow. You can take a guided tour of the distillery, sample a wee dram, and browse round the gift shop which stocks the full range of Auchentoshan Lowland Single Malt Whiskies and a selection of branded merchandise.

The Saltings

The Saltings

4.96km from Duncolm

The Saltings is a 19 hectares regenerated area of woodland, meadows and wetland habitat. It was located near the Erskine Bridge and is bounded by the River Clyde and the Forth and Clyde Canal. The marshy grassland is home to hundreds of wild orchids and different types of butterflies like the Peacock and Orange-tip. The area is popular with dog walkers. For something a bit more energetic, the Kilpatrick Hills are not far away.

Loch Bowie

Loch Bowie

5.09km from Duncolm

Loch Bowie is a small freshwater loch located in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland. To the west of the Loch is the former Iron Age Hillfort of Dunbowie Dun, a volcanic plug on the edge of the Kilpatrick Hills plateau, that overlooks the loch at 158 metres. A beautiful location for a short picnic and also there are options for a walk and for fishing.

Erskine bridge

Erskine bridge

5.12km from Duncolm

The Erskine Bridge is a major crossing of the Clyde Estuary to the west of Glasgow. It is the only bridge in Scotland with single cables over central main supports, and was a precursor of the Millau Viaduct in France. Including the approaches, Erskine Bridge is 1,322m long and cost some £10.5 million to build. It is the lowest crossing point of the River Clyde.

Meadow Leisure Centre

Meadow Leisure Centre

7.31km from Duncolm

Lords Meadow Leisure Centre is a large facility in a lovely setting with welcoming staff and a friendly atmosphere. Meadows consists of a 25metre, five lane pool and a 12.5 meter learner pool complete with changing village, family cubicles, accessible changing room and school/club changing areas. Designed to be fully accessible and with a wide range of activities available Meadows is the ideal facility for all the family.

Dumbarton Castle

Dumbarton Castle

7.65km from Duncolm

A majestic castle which was built upon top of a volcanic plug. It has the longest recorded history of any stronghold in Scotland. Conquer more than 500 steps to stand atop one of Scotland’s greatest strongholds. The iconic Rock of the Clyde has heritage as breathtaking as its views over the Clyde, Loch Lomond and Argyll.

Glengoyne Distillery

Glengoyne Distillery

7.66km from Duncolm

The Glengoyne distillery is the most southern distillery of the Scottish Highlands. The Distillery was founded in 1833 by a local farmer called George Connell. Glengoyne is unique in producing Highland single malt whisky matured in the Lowlands. Located upon the Highland Line, the division between the Highlands and Lowlands of Scotland, Glengoyne’s stills are in the Highlands while maturing casks of whisky rest across the road in the Lowlands.

Clydebank Museum

Clydebank Museum

7.73km from Duncolm

A majestic museum which was opened in 1980 in Clydebank Town Hall. It has a vast collection of Local, social and industrial history collections including shipbuilding and engineering. It was originally operated by volunteers drawn from the local communities that had lobbied for its creation

Mugdock Country Park

Mugdock Country Park

7.81km from Duncolm

Mugdock Country Park is a country park and historical site located partly in East Dunbartonshire and partly in Stirling, in the former county of Stirlingshire, Scotland. The park includes the remains of the 14th-century Mugdock Castle, stronghold of the Grahams of Montrose,and the ruins of the 19th century Craigend Castle, a Gothic Revival mansion and former zoo.

Finnich Glen

Finnich Glen

7.82km from Duncolm

Finnich Glen in Stirlingshire, is a short, steep glen up to 70 ft deep which runs east from Finnich Bridge on the A809. It was carved from the red sandstone by the Carnock Burn. It features a circular rock known as the Devil's Pulpit[1][2] and a steep staircase known as the Devil's Steps, built around 1860.

Mugdock Castle

Mugdock Castle

7.9km from Duncolm

Mugdock Castle is located in Mugdock Country Park, just west of the village of Mugdock. Built in the 14th century by the Graham family, more recent modifications and expansions created a residence with a sizeable footprint, including a chapel, large domestic ranges and walled gardens. The castle is within the registration county of Stirlingshire, although it is only 2 kilometres north of Milngavie, East Dunbartonshire, on the northern outskirts of Greater Glasgow.

The devil's Pulpit

The devil's Pulpit

7.94km from Duncolm

The name “the Devil’s Pulpit” originally referred to the mushroom-shaped rock that sometimes pokes above the rushing stream. Some say the rock is where the Devil stood to address his followers, the crimson current swirling at his feet. Others say Druids held secret meetings there, hidden from sight within the shadows of the gorge’s looming walls. It's a Beautiful location with greenery every where. The climb down into the gorge is a bit steep slippery wet and proper footwear is advised.

Dumgoyne

Dumgoyne

7.95km from Duncolm

Dumgoyne is a hill prominent on the edge of the Campsie Fells and is a well-known landmark visible from Glasgow. It is a volcanic plug and is 427 m high. The plug is readily reached from a path beside Glengoyne Distillery or via a water-board track from the contiguous villages of Strathblane and Blanefield 3 miles to the east or Killearn to the west. A good trekking destination and also it offers beautiful views of this area.

Titan Clydebank

Titan Clydebank

8.1km from Duncolm

The Titan is one of Scotland's most unusual engineering feats. , A century-old crane that has been transformed into a popular tourist attraction. It was designed to be used in the lifting of heavy equipment, such as engines and boilers, during the fitting-out of battleships and ocean liners . It was also the world's first electrically powered cantilever crane, and the largest crane of its type at the time of its completion at the John Brown & Company shipyard.

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Duncolm

Duncolm

Duncolm, Dumbarton G60 5NH, UK

A majestic hill in Scotland. It is the highest point in both West Dunbartonshire and the Kilpatrick Hills, at an elevation of 401 metres. It lies near Loch Humphrey. There is an easy path to the summit from the south-west, which passes over two subsidiary peaks, Little Duncolm and Middle Duncolm. It is also a beautiful location which offers you good views of this area.