Cathkin Braes



Walking with Kids

There has been a couple of good walking days sandwiched between downpours. Cathkin Breas is located in the south east of Glasgow, sandwiched between Cambuslang and East Kilbride. There is a layby to park near the wind turbine but this only has room for half a dozen cars. This is the closest place to park for the walk to Queens View.
The main car park further down past the wind turbine (if coming from East Kilbride) that can be used as a starting point for a number of walks. Our aim was to get to the trig point which is next to the mast tower. From the car park walk along the path towards the wind turbine. 
Looking at the wind turbine 

From the turbine proceed straight on into the woods. There is a multitude of paths here that are designed for mountain biking so care must be taken when walking around here.
Into the woods 

There is no right way to go, head north east through the woods, it can be mucky in places so make sure to wear adequate footwear. 
Trail through the woods 

Keep your eyes on the large tower in the distance and use this to guide you to the trig point. 
Trig Point Position

View from the Trig Point

Tower
The walk to Queens View is visible from here and only another couple of minutes walk away.
Route

Distance Walked: 3.7km
Height: 207m
Time Taken:  1 hr 29 mins

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