It’s a ride I’ve always wondered about doing; through the Old Kilpatricks via Duncolm. The recent dry spell of weather meant it would be the perfect time for having a bash at it. And so, maps, satellite views and old GPX files were consulted and a plan was hatched. What about the weather? The forecast was for increasing cloud. Ahh, keep the base layer, ditch the suncream then. Big mistake….
Wee last minute plan to ride up the Kilpatrick hills on Saturday morning. Take in some singletrack up top & ride some of the downhill runs and have some fun.
Something for everyone, beer & food is optional. & bbq back at my house if it’s a good day 😉 whats not to like!
A few weeks back 6 of us headed out from Milngavie on a cold, grey morning for a bit of an adventure into the Old Kilpatricks. Thankfully the dry spell meant the going was fairly easy on our trans-OK’s route. After navigating Windy Hill & Hardgate we followed our noses and some faint trails as the trail undulated over ridges in the direction of Kilmannan & Burncrooks.
Leaving from club hall car park (Stewart St, Milngavie) – 9am
Does anyone happen to have any GPS routes for the Kilpatricks? Especially if they cover routes linking Loch Humphrey, Greenside Reservoir, Cochno & Burncrooks. If you do then let me know and I’ll email you offline. Ta.
A few weeks back Gerry suggested a loop of the Old Kilpatricks, just west of Glasgow followed by a bite to eat at a local carvery. The combination of bribery with food and a bike ride convinced 16 of us to head out on a very cold & blustery day. Continue reading