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#4877 - 18/04/08 09:50 AM Kelvin Walkway
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Registered: 05/06/07
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Hi all

Has anyone used the Kelvin Walkway to connect Glasgow train station with Milngavie?

I probably have time when I arrive in Glasgow to walk to Milngavie, but unsure as to whether it would enhance my day or not? It all looks a little residential and industrial on the map.

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#4878 - 18/04/08 11:24 AM Re: Kelvin Walkway
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I was going to walk it next month prior to the WHW & GGW but I am arriving early afternoon so I've decided to walk to Drymen from Milngavie instead. I have the Trilbazer guidebook which states:-

"Walking from Glasgow to Milngavie is recommended for two reasons. First, being only 10 miles in length and easy walking on the flat it is a good way to warm up for the longer days ahead. Second, it's a great walk in its own right: not tramping along busy streets as you might expect but following the River Kelvin through parks before emerging into fields beyond the city. The route is well signposted following the two official footpaths, the Kelvin Walkway and the Allander Walkway."

If I were you I would go for it if you have the time, it looks pretty good and better than the train that I'll be using!
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#4879 - 18/04/08 11:48 AM Re: Kelvin Walkway
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Depends on the weather. If it's persisting it down with rain, like it often is in North Britain, have a few pints in the Horseshoe Bar then get the train ( four an hour ) from Glasgow Central or Queen Street for the 24 minute journey to Milngavie.

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#4880 - 18/04/08 12:21 PM Re: Kelvin Walkway
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I have walked parts of the Kelvin Walkway from Kelvinside area for about 2 miles as my son lives by the side of it. Generally its a good surface and it is well marked. There is the odd hotspot of litter around maryhill but I've seen far worse.

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#4881 - 18/04/08 02:53 PM Re: Kelvin Walkway
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We have done this section a few time. From Kelvingrove museum up past the Kelvin is easy to follow. As you reach outskirts of city less sign posted but easy enough to keep near Kelvin and makes a good start to the whole walk. Just don't be intimidated by odd Ned/ Chav in England offering you a drink. Just say Doan waant a bukky, and they will not bothe you.
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#4882 - 19/04/08 03:24 PM Re: Kelvin Walkway
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Just say Doan waant a bukky, and they will not bothe you.

FS. I fink u r takin de mik. U dohn wam me bukky, y u cum tru here bro? u ain no home boy.

Good running shoes required.

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#4883 - 20/04/08 12:45 PM Re: Kelvin Walkway
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Thanks for all the answers, think I'll probably give it a go.

The trick I think, as with many places, is not to look too much like a tourist; walk with purpose and confidence.

In the event of trouble I'll maybe carry some chaff with me - a couple of bottles of bucky to discard as I run away, hopefully slowing any attackers or pursuers [img]http://www.coast2coast.co.uk/ubb/smile.gif[/img]

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#4884 - 20/04/08 12:47 PM Re: Kelvin Walkway
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Harland; when do you start?
I'll be doing WHW and GGW as well, with a day to do Ben Nevis in the middle.

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#4885 - 20/04/08 02:01 PM Re: Kelvin Walkway
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I'll be starting on May 12th. Providing the train gets in roughly on time then I'll walk to Drymen. Timetable then Rowardennan, Crianlarich, Bridge of Orchy, Kinlochleven, Fort William (stay for a day to walk up Ben Nevis) then Spean Bridge, Fort Augustus, Drumnadrochit reaching Inverness on 22nd May.
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#4886 - 20/04/08 02:43 PM Re: Kelvin Walkway
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My journey to start the WHW exactly 7 years ago involved a depressing train journey on the West Coast Main Line. Not only were the fields of NW England and much of Southern Scotland devoid of sheep and lambs owing to F&M, but also the train was much delayed. Instead of making amends by offering us free tea/coffee, the acolytes of Beardie Branson responded by closing the catering facility at Carlisle. How to win friends and influence people!
By the time I arrived in Glasgow I was pretty much hacked off, so I jumped into a cab and rode (expensively) to my digs in Milngavie. On the way my cheery young driver, who looked like Ally McCoist, engaged me in ceaseless conversation, which I wouldn't have minded but for the fact that he persisted in asking me questions, none of which I understood. His facial responses to my "answers" indicated that I was pushing him into a similar state of bewilderment.
I love Glasgow. It's like Paris: lovely buildings, great open spaces, and an Englishman can, if he works very hard at the language, just about understand and make himself understood. Kind regards to all!
Stottie
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