Campsie Glen

[Middle of the Campsie Glen upper waterfalls]

In bygone years a path used to snake up the narrow gorge north of Clachan of Campsie. Rockfalls and warning signs now block the middle section, but short linear walks into the gorge from each end are still well worth it. A quick stroll from the bottom car park leads to the lower section of rapids. The upper car park on Crow Road is reached by a steep, 300 metre walk or a winding, three mile drive. Heading downhill from here (instead of uphill towards Cort-ma Law) accesses the middle one of three more waterfalls. All are worth a visit following wet weather if you don't mind a bit of scrambling, but the lower of the three deserves special praise - as you can walk behind it!

[Lower of the Campsie Glen upper waterfalls - seen from the cave behind (easily tall enough to stand up in)]

📌 Campsie Glen (lower waterfalls) ★★☆☆
Description: Secluded bowl surrounded by cascades from the Kirk Burn and its tributaries, best seen in spate.
Location: Kirk Burn, immediately north of Clachan of Campsie, G.R.: NS 610798 ///exploring.pirates.clipped
Anything else? From the large car park at G.R.: NS 611796 ///quaking.spider.dislikes head north on a good path, keeping left at a fork to reach the waterfalls (and a carved "No entry!" warning sign) after about 400 metres.

📌 Campsie Glen (upper waterfalls) ★★★☆
Description: A trio of impressive waterfalls, the lower one with a cave behind it allowing you to walk behind the white curtain.
Location: Kirk Burn, off B822 / Crow Road, G.R.: NS 614803 ///sparkles.plank.episode
Anything else? From the large car park at G.R.: NS 613801 ///skid.topical.autumn descend north on a decent path to reach the middle fall after about 200 metres. The upper fall is close by, along a narrow, very uneven mud path; the lower fall is even closer but the path to it (past a danger sign) involves a short scramble down a rocky step, with landslips in evidence.

[Some of Campsie Glen's lower waterfalls]


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