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West Dunbartonshire Core Paths Plan

The West Dunbartonshire Core Paths Plan shows details of the routes which have been designated as Core Paths (outwith the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park area).

Core Paths Plan Text

List of Core Paths

Core Path Plan Maps


Core Paths 1, 3 and 179 (John Muir Way)

From 11 June 2018 until September 2018, Scottish Woodlands will be carrying out felling and extraction works at Bannachra Muir on the John Muir Way walkers' route between Helensburgh and Balloch.

The John Muir Way will remain open, but users are asked to take extra care and follow any on-site signage and instructions from the contractor. The forest road will have forestry traffic during extraction.

The works can be avoided by following the John Muir Way signed alternative via the Three Lochs Way.

The John Muir Way cyclist route is unaffected.

For further information on the John Muir Way visit

Core Path 159, Milton

Due to the recent wet weather and an increase in the number of users, this path is in poor condition with much of it quite muddy and uneven. It is hoped that improvements to the worst sections will be carried out in the next few months.

Core Paths 87 and 99, Old Kilpatrick

As a result of complaints from local residents regarding parked vehicles blocking the access road to their properties at the start of these two paths, parking restrictions have been put in place. Please follow the signs to the nearby public car park as indicated.

Core Paths 81, 82, 83, 84 and 159 - Auchentorlie Plantation

The Forestry Commission are carrying out further felling operations in Auchentorlie Plantation from Tuesday 17 November 2015. Please follow signage and obey instructions from the contractor's staff on site.

Core Path 98 - Cochno Road to Greenside Reservoir

There have been complaints from local residents regarding vehicles being driven along this route and being parked on private land and across gateways by walkers and cyclists. Please note that this route is private and vehicles should be parked responsibly on Cochno Road or in the public car park which is signed from the start of the route.

Neighbouring authorities Core Path Plans

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park

Renfrewshire Council

Stirling Council

East Dunbartonshire Council

Glasgow City Council

Argyll & Bute Council