That national project continues, predominantly run by volunteers with support from the ScotWays office. I have long wanted to run this Campsie Fells traverse but now I thin... k it is better on skis. Dumgoyne lies directly in front but is difficult to distinguish from this angle. The vegetation ranges dramatically from the saltmarsh communities of the Forth estuary to the summit of Ben Lomond with its alpine interest and from the fertile lowland valleys of the Kelvin and Avon to the Campsie Fells and remnant raised bogs of the Forth valley carse. The Campsie Fells lie in East Dunbartonshire (our local authority area) and neighbouring Stirlingshire. It's easy to consider these Campsie Fells as inferior to the Munros and Corbetts in terms of challenge but there are some steep climbs hereabouts and this is one of them. carron valley reservoir Stirlingshire Scotland' 'crossbill' 'carron valley' 'Scotland' medieval fort ' dam' 'waterfalls campsite fells'. Groups of cairns are a common feature on many fells, often marking the summit – there are fine examples on Wild Boar Fell in Mallerstang Dale, Cumbria, and on Nine Standards Rigg just outside Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria. For a more energetic outing, follow the path behind Clachan of Campsie that forks steeply uphill from the burn to reach a car park on the B822 with lovely views into the glen. It stands up to 5m in height with a flat summit measuring 16m north-south by 10m transversely. This finely proportioned hill is the second highest summit in the Campsie Fells and one of the most prominent. From here you can choose a path around the hill to see waterfalls along the burn below or carry on climbing along a steep, rough trail to reach the ridge of the Campsie Fells above. By rail: the route can be accessed at the Kilsyth end from Croy train station, 1km from the trail. Forestry track, steep path to summit. This website was developed as part of our original three year project (2007-2010). My daughter calls her sleeping beauty hence my reference to the giant being a her. Campsie Glen. Terrain. Campsie Fells, Dumgoyne and Earl's Seat With the forecast looking good for today, I couldn't resist heading back to the Campsie Fells to try and stand on the summit of Earl's Seat. Glasgow and the Campsie Fells from the summit of Dumgoyne, Stirlingshire. The Sleeping Giant's Head starts on the right and finishes at her feet on the left. But to the south-east are two hills much less walked and therefore away from other people. In northern England, there is a Lord of the Fells – this ancient aristocratic title being associated with the Lords of Bowland. It's easy to consider these Campsie Fells as inferior to the Munros and Corbetts in terms of challenge but there are some steep climbs hereabouts and this is one of them. It’s a grey morning as we set off from Clachan of Campsie, the tiny cluster of buildings at the foot of the Campsie Glen. Sunset a behind the Campsie Fells as viewed from Kilsyth on a clear summer evening after dusk. The monument is located on the lower slopes of the Campsie Fells at about 250m above sea level. At 578m it is the highest point of the hill range. The Campsie Fells are a range of hills in central Scotland, stretching east to west from Denny Muir to Dumgoyne in Stirlingshire and overlooking Strathkelvin to the south. Moorland paths boggy in places, careful navigation needed in poor conditions, short road section (optional). The steep but easy climb to the summit of Meikle Bin rewards with excellent views over the reservoir and surrounding fields. It is the second highest of the group at 570m and with that height it is classified as a Marilyn. Then I carried on … The hill is a prominent local landmark for the people of the towns surrounding the Campsie Fells. Popular with families, it is a good challenge for little legs. The long range in the distance is the Campsie fells, also known as the Sleeping Giant, which is located on the outskirts of Glasgow. Regular buses run to Killearn and Strathblane, where this walk starts and finishes, and once you have negotiated the steep flanks of the fells, you can wander for miles on the plateau. However, small communities such as the Clachan of Campsie also are worth a visit. Lennoxtown nestles in the strath between the magnificent backdrop of the Campsie Fells … lt’s only about 420 metres of climbing to the summit of Earl's Seat from Blairgar but the initial climb, up the hill This is the view looking eastwards from Fynloch Hill in the Kilpatricks: Duncolm, the highest summit in the Kilpatrick Hills, can be seen on the right with Earl`s Seat, the highest summit of the Campsie Fells, in the distant centre. 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