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

The Kilpatrick Hills are easily accessible and perfect for walks and other activities.

Map of the Kilpatrick Hills

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 AlexandriaKilpatrick and Dumbarton East.

Car parks

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

Auchnacraig Woodland Park, Cochno Road, Faifley

Edenmill Farm Shop, Carbeth

Overtoun Estate, Dumbarton

Pappertwell Community Woodland, New Bonhill

Queen's View, Carbeth

Parking is also available at Lusset Park, Old Kilpatrick. Please follow the signage on site and do not park on the road leading to the Kilpatrick Hills / Loch Humphrey.

Additional information

Kilpatrick Hills

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.

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.