Our guest blogger Fiona has recorded a number of activities for Milngavie that we are proud to showcase on this dedicated page to all her work.

Fiona’s blogs and videos feature in various sections of Milngavie.co.uk where relevant, including the Walking and Cycling section of the Things To Do.

Click through the videos above about
1 Goatfelling. 874m high.
2 Mountain bike Drumgoyne Loop, to and from Minlgavie. 17 miles.
3 Off road route along rivers & through parks. 11 miles.
4 A cycle to all postboxes in Milngavie.
5 Virtual 3 peaks with friends.
6 Burncrooks Reservoir. 16 miles.

Outdoors Inspiration: GoatFelling

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Goatfelling has been coined as the activity of walking or running a smaller hill or slope multiple times.

The goal is to reach the height of Goatfell at 874m (2867ft). When three local friends spotted a date in their diaries to walk a Scottish mountain, they were saddened that it would not happen due to COVID-19 lockdown.

So they got together – separately – to do the next best thing. Fiona, Ali and Liz decided to #goatfell in honour of the planned hike of Goatfell, on the Isle of Arran.

Read Fiona’s Blog and watch her video.

Friends complete #Virtual3peaks

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A group of friends, some from Milngavie and Bearsden, took part in a #virtual3peaks challenge recently.

The aim was to climb the collective total of the three highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales as a group. The three peaks, Ben Nevis (1345m), Scafell Pike (978m) and Snowdon (1085m), total 3408m in height.

Many people take on a Three peaks challenge in reality each year but the Covid-19 pandemic has restricted access to all these mountains during lockdown.

See Milngavie.co.uk/virtual3peaks

Milngavie – Dumgoyne – Milngavie. 17 miles

Drumgoyne Loop from Milngavie

This mountain biking route is known as the Dumgoyne Loop as part of the Milngavie, the Walking and Cycling Town series of videos.

The route starts in Milngavie town centre at the start of the West Highland Way and follows the first part of this world famous walk. This video is about cycling from Milngavie, along the West Highland Way to Glengoyne Distillery and back to Milngavie.

A 17 mile journey that can be completed in one day. It is perfect for day trippers and a training day out before completing the full 96 miles to Fort William. It can be completed as a walking day out from Milngavie as well, followed by some well earned refreshments in one of the food and drink outlets in the town.

Thank you to Fiona Outdoors for this informative video blog (vlog) effort. See Video

Fiona Outdoors is a local person who has been working with Milngavie.co.uk during the Coronavirus crisis to promote the walking and cycling activities available in Milngavie.