Old Coach Road, Kilsyth
Start location: Coach Road, Kilsyth (NS 726 773)
End location: B802, Auchinstarry (NS 719 770)
Geographical area: Strathclyde and Lanarkshire
Path distance: 0.8km
Accessibility info: Suitable for pedestrians
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From the B802, follow the path along the south side of the quarry parkland eastwards to the Coach Road, Kilsyth.
OS Landranger 64 (Glasgow) or OS Explorer 348 (Campsie Fells)
This track which runs along the south side of Auchinstarry Quarry park to meet the Coach Road is said to once have been part of the coach route from the canal wharves at Auchinstarry to the toll road to Stirling (now the A803). It has a very steep section which is perhaps why it fell out of use. We are told that this steep section is known as Mal Fleming's Brae after the carter that assisted at this point.
[ - with thanks to Friends of the Kelvin Valley Park http://www.spanglefish.com/KelvinConnections/ ]