Loch Bowie - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

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About Loch Bowie

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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Overtoun House

Overtoun House

0.89km from Loch Bowie

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

0.92km from Loch Bowie

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.

Meadow Leisure Centre

Meadow Leisure Centre

2.53km from Loch Bowie

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

2.59km from Loch Bowie

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.

Levengrove Park

Levengrove Park

3.17km from Loch Bowie

Levengrove Park, is located on a dramatic stretch of land where the River Leven meets the estuary of the River Clyde. It offers many play areas for children, making the Dumbarton-based Levengrove an ideal day out for the entire family. It occupies a south facing slope overlooking the Leven to the north and east and the Clyde to the south. The park consists of a formal garden with extensive spring and summer bedding displays, there is also mixed shrub planting, an Arboretum and so more.

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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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