The Kilpatrick Hills provide the perfect place for outdoor recreation in West Dunbartonshire and the wider Glasgow area.

Escape from it all in the Kilpatrick Hills, for great hill walking, bike-riding or peaceful loch's edge picnics. Spectacular views over West Dunbartonshire, Glasgow and the River Clyde. Keep climbing and you'll be rewarded with panoramic views over Loch Lomond and the Trossachs.

The wildlife so close to the city might surprise you too – watch out for red deer, otters and ospreys. The winding track to Loch Humphrey is ideal for walking or mountain biking ' watch out for waterfalls, waterbirds and wonderful views.

There is an extensive Core Path network in the hills for access-takers to use for walking and mountain biking.

Getting there

Train Stations

Several train stations provide good access to the Kilpatrick Hills, in particular:

Car parks

Car parks are available at the following locations adjacent to the Kilpatrick Hills with paths leading into the hills:

Kilpatrick Hills

Additional information

Scottish Forestry is the Scottish Government agency responsible for forestry policy, support and regulation.

Forestry and Land Scotland is the Scottish Government agency responsible for managing our national forests and land.

The Woodland Trust Scotland are now major land owner in the area.

The historic 'Bankie's Trek' crosses the south-east corner of the hills.

When taking access to the hills please follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

Kilpatrick Hills Study 

The Kilpatrick Hills Study was commissioned by West Dunbartonshire Council, with funding from the Central Scotland Green Network, into the potential for the Kilpatrick Hills to realise the potential of the area to deliver social and economic benefits.

Note that the implementation of any projects listed in the study are subject to funding being made available and land owner permissions.