Campsie Glen waterfalls

East Dunbartonshire | Clachan of Campsie | Waterfalls | ★★★★

[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, 3 mile drive. Heading downhill from here (instead of uphill towards Cort-ma Law) accesses the middle of 3 more waterfalls. All are worth a visit following wet weather if you don't mind a bit of scrambling, but the bottom one of this trio 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)]

Location & info

📌 Campsie Glen Lower Falls ★★
On the Kirk Burn immediately north of Clachan of Campsie, G.R.: NS 610798 ///exploring.pirates.clipped
Always open | Free

💬 From the large car park at G.R.: NS 611796 ///quaking.spider.dislikes it's a 5-min walk to the Lower Falls. Head north on a good path, keeping left at a fork to reach the falls around a carved "No entry!" warning sign.

📌 Campsie Glen Upper Falls ★★★★
On the Kirk Burn, off Crow Road (B822) 2 mi north of Lennoxtown, G.R.: NS 614803 ///sparkles.plank.episode
Always open | Free

💬 From the large car park at G.R.: NS 613801 ///skid.topical.autumn it's a <5-min walk to the Upper Falls. Descend north on a decent path to reach the middle of this group of 3 falls. The top fall is close by, along a narrow, very uneven mud path; the bottom 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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