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*Balloch Castle Country Park
Size (acreage)200

'One of the finest public spaces in the West of Scotland with fantastic views over Loch Lomond and plenty of things to see and do ... The estate was designated as a country park in 1980, and since 2002 has been part of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park.'

See also

Balloch Castle Country Park [Walkhighlands] | Balloch Castle [Wikipedia]

*West Dunbartonshire Council

'There are fantastic opportunities to go hillwalking in the Kilpatrick Hills and in the hills west of the Vale of Leven. The West Dunbartonshire Core Paths Plan shows many routes available for walking throughout the area. West Dunbartonshire Council has produced a map showing eight popular routes from Dumbarton. West Dunbartonshire Council also manages several woodlands and one country park which can be used for walking.'

Dumbarton Walks Map

'West Dunbartonshire Council has produced a map showing eight popular routes in the Dumbarton area.'

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Forth & Clyde and Union Canal Towpaths
Distance (miles)63

'National Lottery funds were used to regenerate both the Forth & Clyde and Union canals as part of the Millennium celebrations in 2000 and the Falkirk Wheel, a unique boat lift, was completed in 2002 to provide a link between the two canals and allow boats to travel from the Clyde or Glasgow to Edinburgh. The towpaths of the two canals make possible a straightforward walking route between Bowling on the Clyde west of Glasgow, and Lochrin Basin in Edinburgh.'

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West Dunbartonshire Core Paths

'Core Paths are paths or other routes, including waterways, which facilitate access rights under the Act. They will provide a basic framework of paths which will link in to and support the wider path network in West Dunbartonshire. To achieve this, the core path network consists mostly of existing paths and some new paths ...'

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West Dunbartonshire Heritage Trails

'West Dunbartonshire Libraries and Cultural Services are delighted to announce the launch of our new and updated Heritage Trails. This series of six trails allow people to explore the history of West Dunbartonshire and enjoy our natural and built heritage.'

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