Wild Walking UK

Kelvin Walkway

The Kelvin Walkway is 10.5 miles (17km) between Glasgow to Milngavie. Linking the Clyde Walkway to the West Highland Way.

I did this trail as part of my Lands End to John O’Groats walk, and thoroughly enjoyed it. 


Glasgow is an interesting city, it’s well worth spending some time there. A walk through the parks along the river is recommended.

There are surfaced footpaths and pavements until Maryhill, then riverside paths, and open countryside to Milngavie, (pronounced Mill-guy). The route follows, the three rivers of the Allander, Kelvin and Clyde.

Once out of Glasgow the path was fairly quiet. So as the light faded, I was able to camp beside the river not far off the path, and didn’t see anyone.

Some of the paths may be muddy, if it has been raining, and they may get a little overgrown latter in the year. But they were easy to follow and well walked.


Milngavie is a nice town and surprisingly busy. It has a good selection of pubs, cafes and shops. In the hour or so, that I was sat in a cafe. I sore at least 20 people walk past with rusksacks, heading for the start of the West Highland Way.

If you are continuing on, there is a large Tesco’s superstore on the edge of town, if you need to resupply. 

You can read more about my full Lands End to John O’Groats walk here.

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