The picturesque village of Strathblane lies at the foothills of the Campsie Fells & the Kilpatrick Hills on the Blane water, 12 miles north of Glasgow. And you won’t be spoiled for things to do in this scenic part of Scotland!
The nearby Mugdock Country Park is a country park and historical site that boasts footpaths, cycle routes, two castles, a reservoir, a coffee shop, gift shop and a children’s play area. Mugdock Country Park is a fantastic place for a family day out and is conveniently located only a couple of miles from Kirkhouse Inn, making us the ideal place to relax after a fun filled day with the whole family.
Alternatively, if you enjoy horses and riding, then the nearby Milndavie Farm Riding Centre, situation within Strathblane itself, provides friendly horses and experienced staff. They offer riding lessons for both children and adults and cater to all ability levels. Another fantastic family day out in the area is the Strathblane Falconry Centre, located only a 15 minute walk from Kirkhouse Inn.
Always wondered what it would be like to try falconry but not too sure what’s involved? Strathblane Falconry tailor the experience to suit the individuals needs. During a visit to this popular tourist spot you’ll learn about the art of falconry, the care of the birds and even How to fly them amidst some of Scotland’s most beautiful scenery.
You’ll be spoilt for choice when you book a stay at Kirkhouse Inn. The nearby Campsie Fells are a range of hills situated nearby, stretching east to west, from Denny Muir to Dumgoyne, right next to Kirkhouse Inn. These hills provide the perfect escape for city folk looking to inject some clean air back into their lungs and their western outlier, the previously mentioned Dumgoyne, remains a favourite with many hillwalkers.
The distinctive steep peak of Dumgoyne is a popular local landmark, the route combining a moorland ramble to the famous Earl’s Seat with extensive views north. And don’t forget to stop off at the distillery for a well deserved dram when you return to the bottom. Made all the more convenient by the fact that Kirkhouse Inn is only stumbling distance home!
Another natural landmark and a hit with hillwalkers are the nearby Kilpatrick Hills, stretching from Dumbarton in the west to the home of Kirkhouse Inn, Strathblane, in the east. Favourites within the Kilpatrick Hills include Duncolm and the Slacks, giving superb views across the city, along with the very popular Whangie, a bizarre rock feature with wonderful views towards Loch Lomond, the Highland hills and the neighbouring Campsies.
All of these hills made more wonderful when you follow them with a cold beer, a delicious meal and a warm bed at Kirkhouse Inn!