Starting Point for the Walk:
The Edenmill Farm Shop car park – OS Reference NS 514 793.
The postal address for the Farm Shop is: Stockiemuir Road, Carbeth by Blanefield, G63 9AX.
Getting there: 10 miles/35 minutes
Take your favourite route towards Bearsden (A809) and on the northern side of Bearsden turn right onto the Stockiemuir Road (A809). Continue past Carbeth and at Auchengillan turn left (just past a parking area on the right) onto a narrow road (signed for the farm shop) with a 15mph speed limit. Continue for about 400m until the car park. Note: watch out for ‘speed bumps’, pedestrians and other road users!
The Walk: Burncrooks Reservoir Loop – 6.3 miles (10 km)
Leave the Car Park at the southeast corner and turn right onto the John Muir Way. Follow the track in a westerly direction as it gently climbs for approx 0.7 mile. After passing South Lodge, the track then heads northwest for approx 0.2 mile.
At the junction with a quiet private road turn left and pass the water filter station. Continue on the private road for approx 0.8 mile as it climbs in a westerly direction. Leave the private road and head in a south southwest direction along a track through woodland. After a short distance turn right onto a path that runs alongside Burncrooks Reservoir. The path around the reservior has a series of short inclines and declines.
In due course, the John Muir Way heads northwest away from the reservoir but before that turn right off the main path and head east on another path which gradually drops down below the Dam. After a short climb the path joins the private road on the other side of the reservoir. Continue on this road in an easterly direction for approxiately 2 miles, ignoring the path on the right which formed part of the outward route. The road leads down to Auchineden Farm and the Edenmill Farm Shop.