- Walks in Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire
Walks in Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire
The town Dumbarton is located on the north bank of the River Clyde at the point where the River Leven flows into the Clyde estuary and the imposing landmark of Dumbarton Castle is situated. Dumbarton Castle known locally as The Rock, is built on a volcanic plug dating back 350 million years. The Town of Dumbarton was founded in the fifth century and was once the capital of the Kingdom of Strathclyde no doubt as Dumbarton was ideal location for trade due to easy access to the Highland and Islands via the River Clyde and Central Scotland via the River Leven. The view from the top of The Rock also meant that the anyone could be seen coming from a great distance which is why this Castle has one of the longest recorded histories of any stronghold in Scotland going back to the Iron age.
Dumbarton as access to many Heritage areas for great walks for all ages and experience including Overtoun Estate which dates back to 1859 and who’s grounds have a variety of landscapes from wooded glens and gorges to rolling parkland.
Another great site with a variety of walks is the Lang Craigs and Dumbarton Muir areas where there is a mixture of grasslands, muirs, lochs, burns along with the SSSI of Auchenreoch Glen. Lang Craigs is a place where you can spend anywhere from a short 20 minute walk to an all day hike and go back for more.
Below you will find walks that are available in Dumbartob, 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 Dumbartob area including Dumbarton Rock and Levengrove Park, to name just two, this area is packed with adventures walks for all types of walkers.