Cochno Loch - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

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About Cochno Loch

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.

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Kilpatrick Hills

Kilpatrick Hills

1.55km from Cochno Loch

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.

Duncolm

Duncolm

2.32km from Cochno Loch

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.

Burncrooks Reservoir

Burncrooks Reservoir

2.96km from Cochno Loch

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.

Auchentoshan Distillery

Auchentoshan Distillery

3.73km from Cochno Loch

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

4.39km from Cochno Loch

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.

Erskine bridge

Erskine bridge

4.65km from Cochno Loch

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.

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West Dunbartonshire Council

West Dunbartonshire is one of the 32 local government council areas of Scotland. The area lies to the west of the City of Glasgow and contains many of Glasgow's commuter towns and villages. West Dunbartonshire also borders Argyll and Bute, East Dunbartonshire, Renfrewshire and Stirling.

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