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Day trip hikes from Glasgow for scenic views?


We will be traveling to Glasgow, Scotland in March, and are hoping to see some scenic views of Scotland! :) I was wondering where the best easy/medium hikes in the Glasgow area might be found, and if anyone had any suggestions on how to get to those hikes other than by driving a car (we will not be renting a car during our stay). We really only want to be gone for the day, so unfortunately we cannot venture too far away from Glasgow. Thanks for your help!


Posted by
3551 posts

Suggest u consider a train ride then a hike.

Posted by
4723 posts

It is two hours from Glasgow to Haltwhistle by train. You could then hike a section of Hadrian's Wall for the day and return to Glasgow by train.

It is 1 hour 30 minutes from Glasgow to Ardlui on Loch Lommand. Use the ferry to walk a section of the West Highland Way
It is 41 minutes from Glasgow to Falkirk where you could ride on the wheel and walk along the canal towpath.
The list could go on and on......

Posted by
2919 posts

You might want to take the train to the shores of Loch Lomond and do your hike there. I believe there are boat trips on the loch out of Balloch as well.

In case that long URL doesn't work, I found it by Googling "Glasgow to Loch Lomond train."

There are also bus connections.

Posted by
5668 posts

It's a little further than from Edinburgh, but it is probably still doable and that is to take the train to Dunkeld/Birnam. There are wonderful walks than you can get to straight from the train and beautiful Perthshire countryside. There is a walk along the Tay river or up into the hills.