The Saltings - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About The Saltings
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.
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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 Â£10.5 million to build. It is the lowest crossing point of the River Clyde.
1.21km from The Saltings
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.
3.84km from The Saltings
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
4.07km from The Saltings
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.
4.39km from The Saltings
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.
4.84km from The Saltings
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.
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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.