Bearsden is a small town in Scotland, situated about 6 miles north west of Glasgow. It is largely suburban, and with the exception of the Roman Wall sites and one or two isolated buildings, was entirely built after 1850, with impressive sandstone houses in the town centre. Its proximity to the start of the West Highland Way makes it a realistic alternative to staying in Milngavie before starting the long distance walk.

Get in

Gruffalo Sculpture, Kilmardinny Loch, Bearsden

Bearsden is around 6 miles North-west of the centre of Glasgow. Parking in the town is generally easy and free. Westerton can be reached from the Forth and Clyde canal. Trains destined for Milngavie stop at all three Bearsden stations and are at least half-hourly, but trains to Westerton are more frequent, because trains to Dalmuir also stop there. However, as it takes a pleasant 25 minutes to walk to Hillfoot from Westerton, it's better to wait for the right train.

By train

Regular trains (usually 2 per hour) run from Glasgow (Queen Street Station Low Level) to Bearsden and Hillfoot. Some of these trains start in Edinburgh, taking about 1.5 hours. There are also usually 2 trains per hour from Glasgow Central. It is possible to change trains at stations along the route (e.g. Partick) to improve journey options.

Get around

You can walk almost everywhere, Bearsden is a small place.


The Roman Military Bath House.


Bearsden dry ski slope.


Shops at Bearsden Cross





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