Home of the West Highland Way, Milngavie lies 7 miles (11km) to the north of Glasgow.
The village grew into a minor industrial centre in the nineteenth century, with paper mills and bleach works on the nearby Allander Water. Some remnants of that industry can still be seen today. In 1859, Queen Victoria opened the Milngavie reservoir complex which is made up of the Craigmaddie and Mugdock reservoirs. Their combined capacity of 548 million gallons provides the main water supply for Glasgow.
Milngavie has magnificent open countryside on its doorstep and, as a result, it is a rural and tranquil idyll for walkers and cyclists alike. Whether it’s a gentle cycle around the village, hiking or mountain biking along a forest trail or an energetic hill walk to enjoy the Queen’s View, we have something for everyone.
For family cycling, the nearby Mugdock Country Park offers more than 2 miles of traffic-free paths and all sorts of bikes are available for hire there (including tandems, fat tyre bikes, balance bikes, child trailers and tag-alongs). Just book ahead and have a great day out.
It would be impossible to list all of the walking routes in and around Milngavie. They range from a walk around the Mugdock & Craigmaddie Reservoirs, to walking one or more sections of the West Highland Way, climbing the Campsie Fells or hiking the forest trails of Mugdock Country Park.
There are six golf courses and one driving range in or near Milngavie and most of them welcome visitors. Fishing is available locally on the Allander Water (subject to permit) and there is bait and fly fishing for trout at the nearby Carbeth Fishery.
Village life in Milngavie is vibrant. We have beautiful open countryside on our doorstep, excellent local schools, a rich and varied social and cultural scene and very active clubs, associations and community groups of all descriptions.
Milngavie - try it, live it, love it.