Make Your Way Crawfordjohn

Forest Walk

Filed under Trails
Difficulty (out of 3): Mixed

Terrain: Medium – Potentially boggy; wellies or boots recommended; not flat; easy obstacles; relatively easy to follow. Hard – Wellies or boots required; obstacles (walls or pass over stream); steep and hard to follow in places.

This map has been created in collaboration with community members from Crawfordjohn. It is part of a collection of eight co-designed active travel maps that highlight cycling and walking routes that are known to local people. These routes can be used for practical journeys, for leisure and for exercise.

The maps also include information on local services, amenities, and point of interest, as well as highlighting the benefits of active travel for your health and the environment. If you are a visitor, please respect the local community - use active travel, public transport or if you are driving, use designated parking areas. Take your litter home or dispose of it in bins provided.

Download and print paper maps by clicking the links under 'Related Resources'.

Forest Walk

Total Distance - 5.7 km - 1 h10 / 1h30min

1. From the Crawfordjohn Village Hall, head east along the Manse Rd. Continue along Manse Rd. for roughly 2 km.

2. At the junction, take a right onto Craighead Rd., crossing over the Duneaton River before coming to Gilkerscleugh Forest.

3. Follow the road up the hill until you come to the entrance to the forest after the houses on your right.

4. Enjoy a stroll through Gilkerscleugh Forest, exiting at the other side, before looping back to the village, passing the picnic site to your left.



This project is managed by Community Action Lanarkshire and funded through Smarter Choices Smarter Places, Lanarkshire LEADER, South Lanarkshire Council and the Rural Development Trust.  It was delivered by icecream architecture and Free Wheel North.












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