Kilpatrick Hills now part of the John Muir Way

John Muir

2015 sees the Kilpatrick Hills becoming part of the John Muir Way.

The John Muir Way is a 215-kilometre (130 mi) continuous long distance route which runs between Helensburgh and Dunbar. It is named in honour of the Scottish 19th-century conservationist John Muir, who was born at Dunbar, East Lothian, in 1838 and became a founder of America’s national park system. It’s great to have a new trail nearby which rivals the West Highland Way.

The Cottages set in the foreground of the Kilpatrick Hills

The Cottages set in the foreground of the Kilpatrick Hills

There are of course the trails on your doorstep which take you all over the Kilpatrick Hills. Our favourite is the one up to Loch Humphrey, where the views halfway there will blow you away.

Whilst on this walk, look out for the gate into the woods, where you can follow track which snakes through the wood up to the plateau and marvel at the wildlife. We will also see more mountain bike trails being opened up in the hills and we have secure bike storage and washing areas for your muddy bikes, boots and children!