Blane Water, Strathblane, Scotland

Blane Water, Strathblane, Scotland

This evening, I am reporting on today’s small group hike along the line of a defunct railway. Location is about ten miles north of Glasgow to the west of the Campsie Fells (hills).

This path follows the old Strathkelvin rail tracks  through Milton of Campsie, Strathblane and beyond. The railway provided a vital trading and travel link for almost 100 years, and you can still see some of the artefacts along the route.The railway was part of the Glasgow and Edinburgh Railway which operated between 1848 and 1966.

Weather was dry with overcast skies. The hikers benefited from the Strathblane Valley scenery including farmland and sheep, Campsie Fells (hills), Blane Water (river), fungi, Kilpatrick Hills, industrial history (railway), rock formations and autumnal scenes with trees and landscapes.

End of the line

End of the line.

Rocky outcrop, Strathblane Valley

Rocky outcrop, Strathblane Valley

Strathblane Landscape, Scotland

Strathblane Landscape, Scotland

Hiking Group, Strathblane Valley, Scotland

Hiking Group, Strathblane Valley, Scotland

Trees in autumn, Strathblane Valley

Trees in autumn, Strathblane Valley

Crossing Blane Water

Crossing Blane Water

Hiking Trail

Hiking Trail

Tree Fungi

Tree Fungi

Strathblane Valley, Scotland

Strathblane Valley, Scotland

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