Saturday, 13 July 2024: The Pipe Track

This month we plan for a circular walk from Blanefield, passing beneath Dumgoyne before following a field path into Killearn. From there the route follows the West Highland Way back towards Blanefield.

This walk is popularly known as the ‘Pipe Track’ as it follows the route of the pipe bringing clean water from Loch Katrine to Glasgow. It was built following a cholera outbreak in 1848 in Glasgow. Water is piped from Loch Katrine to Milngavie. At over 40km long, about half of it was tunnelled by hand through rock.

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