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Burncrooks Reservoir - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

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About Burncrooks Reservoir

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.

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Attractions Near Burncrooks Reservoir

Kilpatrick Hills

Kilpatrick Hills

1.65km from Burncrooks Reservoir

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.



2.23km from Burncrooks Reservoir

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.

Cochno Loch

Cochno Loch

2.96km from Burncrooks Reservoir

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.

Glengoyne Distillery

Glengoyne Distillery

5.45km from Burncrooks Reservoir

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.



5.73km from Burncrooks Reservoir

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.

Finnich Glen

Finnich Glen

5.91km from Burncrooks Reservoir

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.

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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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