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Kelvin Walkway (Glasgow)

E Dunbartonshire, Glasgow

14 km / 9 miles
A route which extends the West Highland Way south to the centre of Glasgow, the Kelvin Walkway connects Milngavie (East Dunbartonshire) with the Glasgow Heliport on the north bank of the River Clyde, where it can be linked to the longer Clyde Walkway that continues south from the city.

The Kelvin Walkway follow the river banks south from Milngavie on a route once used by Highland drovers taking their cattle to market. The route is marked throughout its length and follows, as much as possible, the three watercourses of the Allander, Kelvin and Clyde, to form a 'green link' from the countryside to the many parks, museums, art galleries and places of historical and cultural interest.

The walkway follows the Allander Water for 2 miles (3 km) southeast from Milngavie to join the River Kelvin. The route then turns southwest leaving the Kelvin to strike south through Summerston. Joining the river again just north of Maryhill, the Walkway proceeds south through Kelvinside, Kelvingrove Park and Yorkhill to reach the Clyde.

The Trailblazer West Highland Way guide includes this Walkway between the city centre and the official start of the West Highland Way.


Path Type: Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Bird logo in blue with name
Attributes: Easy
Start: NS555745 - Milngavie, E Dunbartonshire View on StreetMap
Finish: NS563655 - Glasgow Heliport, Glasgow View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Walk Highlands - Kelvin Walkway Annierak - Kelvin Walkway [blog] Kelvin Walkway [YouTube video]

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook West Highland Way : Milngavie to Fort William  (Trailblazer  - 2022 )


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger 64
OS Landranger Active 64
OS Explorer 342
OS Explorer Active 342
Other Paper Maps:
Around & About
Kelvin Walkway: Glasgow to Milngavie (Yellow Publications - 2023)

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Route Profile:

16.6 km (10.3 miles)
137 m (449 ft) ascent
57 m (187 ft)  maximum height

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