Unofficial Cycle Routes - Strathblane to Kirkintilloch & Bishopbriggs

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This route starts at Strathblane, and heads up to Mugdock, before descending through the Baldernock area to Balmore, then crosses the River Kelvin to join the Forth & Clyde Canal at Cadder for the rest of the way to Kirkintilloch or Bishopbriggs. The route shares much of the way with the unofficial cycle route from Milngavie. This route could be used for a circular journey from Kirkintilloch to Strathblane and back, by using the Strathkelvin Railway Path in one direction.

Go straight past this strange feature - do not stop - see www.entrances2hell.co.uk

Map of route

Direction Route Name Comment
Start 755 Strathkelvin Railway Path in Strathblane
Head West A891 Strathblane Road from end of railway path, to go into Strathblane Village
← Turn left A81 Glasgow Road at end of road, with care
1st Right → Dumbrock Road
← 1st left Old Mugdock Road head up hill
↖ Fork Left Mugdock Road at end of road, to go into Mugdock Village
← 1st Left unnamed road at triangular junction in village
Turn Right → A81 Strathblane Road at end of road, with care
↖ Fork Left Craigmaddie Road immediately after joining A81, take road to Baldernock
← 1st Left Tower Road at church in Baldernock
Turn Right → Tower Road following main road around bend
↖ Fork Left Tower Road following main road around bend
2nd Right → Glenorchard Road crossroads at foot of Mealey Brae
← Turn Left Glenorchard Road at end of road in Balmore
↑ Straight Ahead Balmore Road at A807 crossroads, with care
Turn Right → path to Cadder around bend in road
↑ Straight Ahead path to Cadder after crossing footbridge across River Kelvin
↑ Straight Ahead track to Cadder after passing through golf course
[OPTION] ← Turn Left 754 Forth & Clyde Canal towpath to go towards Kirkintilloch and Falkirk
[MAIN ROUTE] Turn Right → 754 Forth & Clyde Canal towpath to go towards Bishopbriggs and Glasgow
Finish 754 Forth & Clyde Canal towpath in Cadder

On reaching the Forth & Clyde Canal at Cadder, turn left to continue to Kirkintilloch, Twechar and Falkirk. Turn right for Bishopbriggs and Glasgow, or cross the road bridge across the canal to get to the northern part of Bishopbriggs.

Website by Andy Preece