- Walks in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire
Walks in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire
The area around Clydebank, prior to 1870, was predominantly rural and agricultural land with villages, farms and estates of Hargate, Faifley, Duntocher, Dalmuir and Old Kilpatrick.
In 1871 the Thomson shipyard was built on the River Clyde at a site that was later to become known as Clydebank, this is where some of the largest ships of the time were launched including Servia for Cunard and City of New York. Later Singer Sewing machines were based there which added to the Industrial Heritage that over time was to join these villages, farms and estates to be the town of Clydebank we know today.
Clydebank sits between the River Clyde and the Kilpatrick Hills and has three local green networks that can be explored and enjoyed by walkers of all ages and experience. Some of these include Boquhanran Park, Kilbowie Cemetery and the John Brown Recreation Ground.
During World War 2 Clydebank sustained heavy bombing which largely destroyed the town which means that the green networks isolated green spaces and “stepping stones” are extremely important and need to be maintained and preserved for future generations to enjoy and learn from the Heritage that the area has.
Below you will find walks that are available in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire. Some of these walks are only 20 minutes, but there are walks on this page that can take a few hours. West Dunbartonshire is full of beautiful walks, and with Clydbank area including Old Kilpartick and the Erksine Bridge (The Saltings), this area is packed with adventures walks for all types of walkers.