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Kilsyth and the Kelvin Valley

Walkers are very welcome to Kilsyth and the Kelvin Valley.  We offer:

  1.  50 km of signed and surfaced paths
  2.  50 km of rough grass rights of way
  3.  the best stretch of the Roman Antonine Wall
  4.  Forth and Clyde Canal and Auchinstarry Basin
  5.  Kilsyth Hills and Campsie Fells
  6.  Woodlands, wetlands and wildlife

We also offer a full range of leaflets and a comprehensive guidebook. To find out more including heritage, maps and local directory see our website which includes the full guidebook and our latest newsletter at


Kilsyth became a Walkers are Welcome town in 2008, followed by a launch and celebrations in 2009 and hosting the national Walkers are Welcome conference in 2010.

During 2011 our local action group, Friends of Kelvin valley park, have campaigned for path improvements and against path closures, completed a major signage project, helped produce new information panels, produced new leaflets and newsletter, contributed to consultations on the proposed John Muir Trail and the Campsie Fells Action Plan and dealt with a wide range of local issues.