Around the village
A short tour around the outskirts of Killearn
|Distance||5km / 3 miles|
|Time||1.25 hours approx.|
|Terrain||Side roads; footpaths|
|Grade||Easy / moderate|
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Depart from the Monument (*1) down Main Street towards the Co-Op, past Heritage Trail Board 8., turning left (*2) up Ibert Road, in front of Townfoot. Follow the road between the fields and turn right up the slope. At the top turn right again, through sandstone gate posts, in front of AuchenIbert. Continue through Kirkhouse wood to a metal gate (*3). Then take the path on the right, between the woods and the hedge of the large modern house, Shepherds Lodge. Follow the path round to the left – between two hedges – and onto the top of Branziert Road. Follow Branziert Road down to Main Street.
Turn right, up towards the village: past the top of Drumbeg Loan (once the site of a prisoner of war camp); past the Loch Katrine – Glasgow pipeline aqueduct, Kirkhouse Road, Gartaneaglais and Maggie Harpers Cottage to Trail Board 7. at the top of Beech Drive (*4). Turn left down Beech Drive – on past Board 6. (take a detour through Killearn Glen if you have time) and Board 5. Stay on Beech Drive – passing Oak Place, Birch Road, Maple Crescent, The Oaks – and at 3.7km, before Chestnut Avenue turn right on the footpath through ‘The Kingdom’ woodland (*5).
Arriving at the top of Lampson Road go down the slope and take the second right turn and then the next right up New Endrick Road. (There are options here to continue on down Lampson to Station Road; or turn up Napier Road to Allan Road or Station Road). At the top of New Endrick continue on the path through the hedge onto Old Endrick. At the top of Old Endrick (*6) turn right towards the Park. Just before the Park either turn left up towards the Black Bull – or continue past the children’s play area; and at the large oak tree turn left up past the Old Kirk, to Board.4, The Square and back to the Monument.
Why not enjoy a refreshment at Town and Country, the Kitchen Window, the Old Mill or Hewitt and Aker?