The John Muir Way
One of Scotland’s Great Trails, the John Muir Way offers walkers and cyclists a unique journey through Scotland’s landscapes, history and heritage.
Traversing central Scotland coast to coast in 134 miles, it links Helensburgh
in the west with Dunbar in the east (birthplace of ‘father of national parks’ John Muir).
The Kirkhouse is at the end of Section 2 and is the ideal stop-over when completing the trail, or base for shorter excursions. Kirkhouse Inn offers comfortable ensuite rooms, great food and drink in a traditional Scottish country inn. Local trip for Glengoyne distillery tour can be arranged for residents.
We’re also proud to be a Stamping Station for the John Muir Way passport, so pop in to have yours stamped and we also offer passport holders 10% discount on food and accommodation if booked directly with us.
If you are fond of a wee dram then you’ll be pleased to know that Kirkhouse Inn is situated only a few minutes walk from the world famous Glengoyne distillery, located just along the road from us and nestled at the foot of Dumgoyne. The distillery burn, as it is known, tumbles down the Dumgoyne Hill providing water for this 1.1 million litre capacity whisky distillery. Famed for hosting some of the most informative and entertaining tours in the industry, the picture postcard distillery produces Highland single malt whisky matured in the Lowlands and offers a wide range of different tours including special packages if you are a resident at Kirkhouse Inn. We will most definitely raise a glass to that.
West Highland Way
The world famous West Highland Way starts right on our doorstep, making us the ideal accommodation option for your first night! Opening in 1980, The West Highland Way is a 96 mile footpath that runs from Milngavie in the north of Glasgow to Fort William in the Scottish Highlands and every year around 120,000 people embark on the long journey to complete this popular Scottish walking challenge. If you are giving the West Highland way a go, Kirkhouse Inn makes the ideal place to start your adventure, offering an excellent nights sleep in comfortable surroundings as well as a hearty breakfast in the morning to set you up for the long day ahead. So don’t forget to ask our reception team about our special West Highland Way Accommodation Packages. Even better, we offer a free shuttle service from Milngavie Train Station to Kirkhouse Inn which brings you to the hotel for your overnight stay and then drops you at the West Highland Way starting point the next morning. All for free!