There are lots of things to do and see in Milngavie and its surrounding area. Milngavie is the perfect base for activities and to enjoy other parts of Scotland with many areas accessible within a short drive or by public transport.


Outdoors Inspiration: GoatFelling

goatfelling Fiona Outdoors Fiona

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.

Milngavie Reservoir

Milngavie Reservoir

Milngavie reservoirs (Craigmaddie and Mugdock) are known as The Waterworks. It is a Scottish Water operated water treatment facility in Milngavie and has been providing fresh drinking water for over 100 years to Greater Glasgow area in the West of Scotland. This is a popular place for a stroll, brisk walk and run with footpaths to follow around the reservoirs. The area is surrounded by attractive woodland with stunning views across the water to the surrounding countryside. Drumclog car park (G62 8NA) is free to the park at the local reservoirs.

Where: Drumclog Moor Car Park, Glasgow, G62 8NA

Tannoch Loch 

Tannoch Loch Milngavie

Tannoch Loch is a peaceful spot in Milngavie and a great place to view ducks and swans whilst absorbing the surroundings and wildlife. It is just a short walk from Milngavie Town Centre. Visit for more info.

Where: Tannoch Drive, Milngavie, Glasgow G62 8BB

Mugdock Country Park

Mugdock Country Park is a great place for a day out with the family with lots of activities and things to do including walking, cycling, and horse riding. It has a BBQ area which can be rented out. Visit the restaurant, garden centre, gift shop and castle. Mugdock Country Park have both a children’s play park for the younger kids to enjoy and a rather more challenging adventure assault course for older children. Free entry and parking facilities. The car park is open 9am- 6.30pm.

Where: Milngavie, Mugdock, Glasgow G62 8EL

Milngavie Play Park 

Milngavie Park

A children’s play park right in the heart of the pedestrianised zone in Milngavie. The play area overwent a refurbishment in January 2019, which now has colourful graphics, new fencing and self-closing gates. The play park also features a castle multi-play unit, springies, a teacup spinner, play binoculars and a saddle swing. 

Where: Douglas Street, Milngavie, Glasgow G62 6PB

Lennox Park, Milngavie

This park is ideal for all ages, easily accessible via public transport and has all the necessary elements for a lovely day out. There is a play park for kids with swings, climbing frame and slides. The park also features a skateboard and BMX area alongside sand and picnic tables. The park is accessible from Main Street and there is an entry point to the side of Tesco and Gavin’s Mill. Read Glasgow Mums Group Blog about Lennox Park here.

Where: Lennox Park, Main St, Milngavie, Glasgow G62 6RB 

The Whangie

The Whangie and Queens View

The Whangie, commonly known as the Queen’s View is a popular local walk on well-defined paths and has stunning views towards Loch Lomond and the Campsie Fells. At the top is a unique rocky outcrop with a long stone corridor which stretches for almost 100m with bizarre high cliffs either side. The high rocks have a narrow passageway through the middle, which was believed to have been formed during the Ice Age. Directions from Milngavie to the Queens View Car Park is via the A809. This is a great walk for beginners and with the family and has free parking facilities. Read Great Travel Images Blog on The Whangie/ Queens View here.

Where: Queens View Car Park, A809, Glasgow

Glengoyne Distillery

Glengoyne Distillery (whisky) has been continuously in operation since its founding in 1833 at Dumgoyne, Scotland. Glengoyne is unique in producing Highland single malt whisky matured in the Lowlands and is a short drive from Milngavie town centre. Get the full experience by booking a tour on their website

Where: Dumgoyne, Killearn, Glasgow G63 9LB

Local Walks

Milngavie local walks

There is so much more to Milngavie than the start of the West Highland Way, with a number of challenging walks that start and end in Milngavie. See our local walks sections here.