The trail starts at the war memorial on Main Street in the Village Centre. From here the trail heads north along main street, passing the junction with Campsie Road and on to West Balgrochan Road. The trial continues north on West Balgrochan Road passing Torrance Community Centre and West Acre Park. The route passes Wardend Road, and continues north onto Barraston. Shortly after Leitchbank and Drumbayne Cottage the route takes a path on the right, signposted as ‘Langshot Woodland’, through a farm gate.
The trail climbs uphill then continues along the crest of the hill before descending towards Red Burn with views towards Langshot Farm. Head north over the footbridge, then uphill along rough track before taking a right to the boundary of the Langshot woodland and descending back towards the burn. Follow the north bank of the burn until the path meets Acre Valley Road.
At Acre Valley Road the route heads south back towards the village, taking a left at the cottages just before the junction with Barrastoun Road and West Balgrochan Road to head through an access point behind the houses which leads to woodland. After a short section through a wooded area, the trail emerges into fields with views to the south and towards the block of tenements at School Road. The route continues across the field path, crossing at access points through field boundaries and hedgerows.
On reaching School Road the route takes a right, moving south again towards the village and past the tenement housing on the right hand side. The trail continues on School Road until taking a left onto a footpath at the edge of the housing which links to Kelvindale. Travel south on Kelvindale to Campsie Road, turning right visit Torrance Ornamental and Demonstration Gardens before finishing the route by returning to the war memorial by turning left on to Main Street.
Ascent and Ground Condition
The route from Langshot Woodlands to Langshot Farm is unpaved and can be very muddy. The rest of the route is mainly on paved surfaces.
View from the top of Langshot Woods
On a clear day you can see for miles, even on a dreich day you can see pretty far!
The Bridge over the Red Burn
There are more Scholars Rock in and around the water, can you spot them?
The Torrance Tenement
Who would have thought there’d be a tenement block in the countryside!
nearest Trail Hub Kirkintilloch
William Patrick Library facilities – Parking, Toilets, shops nearby