No time restrictions
Discover the beautiful surroundings of Maryhill and its rich history through our walking trails. We offer free maps of trails suitable for all ages and types of walks. Why not guide yourself on a tour around the historic heart of Maryhill, the scenery of the River Kelvin and the heritage of the Forth & Clyde Canal?
We currently have three different walking trails available. The walks can be done individually, or build together to create a comprehensive guide to the area! If you would prefer to do the walk as part of a guided tour, Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust runs free versions of this walk. Check out the Building Tours and Guided Walks Dates page to find out the times and dates of the scheduled guided walks. If you would like to make a group booking on an alternative date, email us using the address below to arrange a date.
Maryhill Nature Trail
Suitable for families and community groups with children aged 6 years+.
Maryhill was a vast green space 250 years ago but when the Forth and Clyde Canal was built approx 230 years ago, the area very quickly became an industrial town. Animals and plants have had to adapt to survive and they now use the canal and River Kelvin to find food and shelter. Join us in the launch of our new trails to explore nature at work in the heart of Maryhill and record your findings along the way using the trail leaflet.
The trail can be used as a stand alone resource for free by printing the PDF here. To complete the fun activities inside the booklet, remember a pen and pencil en route!
If you are taking part as a group, why not book onto our guided Maryhill Nature Trail to delve further into Maryhill's dynamic heritage? Our heritage team will guide you through the walk with discovery activities along the way for all ages and abilities to enjoy. Groups can book between 10-30 participants for a guided walk for a fee of £35.00. Email email@example.com or call 0141 948 0701 for more information.
The walk is approximately 1.4 miles/2.2km. It is a low level walk along the iconic sites of the Forth and Clyde Canal and River Kelvin. Mostly wide, smooth and flat. One short steep stretch going down to the Kelvin Walk Way from the canal towpath with railings on one side for support.
Maryhill Stepping Stones
The Maryhill Stepping Stones are nine coloured stones located across the newly developed Maryhill Locks site. Each stone is part of a route connecting the Clyde Forth Canal with the River Kelvin. We aim to encourage imaginative play, storytelling and the creation of new urban myths. Each stone is engraved with a word or name relating to stories and facts about Maryhill. A letter in the word or name is highlighted in each stone unraveling the steps into Maryhill’s history. Collect the letters and unscramble an important word/name relating to Maryhill’s past and present.
If you wish a guided version, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 0141 948 0700
How to get there
You can get to the Burgh Halls in several ways...
By Car: the postcode for the Maryhill Burgh Halls is G20 8YE. Gairbraid Avenue is closed to traffic, so turn off Maryhill Road at Kelvindale Road (junction opposite the modern police station), then turn right up Burnhouse Street, and you will find Gairbraid Avenue on the right. If you miss the turn-off at Burnhouse Street, or it's closed due to roadworks, the street is like a ladder - you can turn right at the next turn-off, then turn right and drive to the end of the street to find Gairbraid Avenue.
Free on street parking is usually available in near vicinity - although please note space outside the Halls itself is very tight, so please only park in the marked bays on Gairbraid Avenue. Six dedicated disabled spaces are available directly opposite the archway entrances.
By Bus: Maryhill Road is well served by buses to and from the city centre; outside Maryhill Library, directly opposite the Burgh Halls. See www.travelinescotland.com for more details, bus numbers and times.
By Train: The nearest mainline station is Maryhill, situated about 20 minutes walk (1km, 0.6 miles) north of the Halls, straight along Maryhill Road. For more details, see www.scotrail.co.uk. Hillhead subway station is also about 20 minutes walk to the south.
By Bike: The canal forms part of National Cycle Route 754; more info atwww.sustrans.org. Bike racks can be found nearby on Maryhill Road and within our entrance courtyard behind the Fire Station Gates off Gairbraid Avenue.
By Boat: The Forth & Clyde Canal provides easy access to Maryhill and the Burgh Halls. Access on foot from the canal to the Halls can be found at the top of Burnhouse Street, and there are mooring facilities near the former White House Inn, by Lock 21. Full details can be found at Scottish Canals
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