Backmuir Woods


If you search for Backmuir woods you'll probably find the one in Dundee, this isn't it. The correct name for this is Whitehill walk and it is located on the outskirts of Hamilton, near the Whitehill centre. 

We started at the basketball court and walked up the slope which took us to a walkway behind a school. From there we took a left and headed into the woods. Time wasn't on our side, with the nights drawn in and the rain clouds advancing, but we walked on hoping that the cover of the woods would shelter us from the elements. 
The plan was to try and walk around in a loop. The ground is rather marshy and in one area there is a large puddle that is difficult to negotiate, so we were forced to take a right turn up near the industrial estate. The woods are sandwiched between this estate and the expressway. 
We had reached the pipes as the rain finally began to fall. Unsure about going further and having to cross the burn with 4 children, we opted for retracing our steps. The woodland walk is a pleasant one and ideal for dogs or hikers who want a quick walk in the middle of their day. 


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