Top Walks for the Festive Season

If you’re anything like me, come Boxing Day cabin fever is setting in and you NEED to get out a walk. Here are my top picks for you! BEST FOR….. WEE HILLS BEST FOR….. WATERFALLS BEST FOR…… A WANDER THROUGH THE WOODS BEST FOR…. LOCHS BEST FOR…. BLOWING THE COBWEBS AWAY

Walk 84 – Earl’s Seat, Campsies – 6.6 miles

At a height of 578 m (1896 ft), Earl’s Seat is the highest of the Campsie Fells. Relatively unspectacular-looking, it fades into the background behind it’s impressive neighbour Dumgoyne Hill. That said, the summit is a great vantage point with panoramic views across to Loch Lomond and the Scottish Highlands on one side, and the city of Glasgow and beyond on the other. Mostly grassy tracks, the route can be wet underfoot and boggy in places. It is a very exposed area with no shelter so do go prepared in case you run into poor weather! There is a steep section near the start before the route levels off to a far more gentle gradient thereafter.

Walk 80 – Dumgoyne, Campsies – 2.6 miles

The prominent peak of Dumgoyne dominates the skyline from the villages below. A volcanic plug, it is one of those hills which just seems to call out to you to climb it. It may be a small hill at 427m (1401ft), but it certainly packs a punch and makes for a very rewarding climb!