12 Best Hikes In & Around Glasgow

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A vibrant city, Glasgow is within easy reach of some of Scotland’s most spectacular countryside. Follow the best hikes in and around Glasgow to explore charming villages, glistening lakes, emerald green forests, and Glasgow’s exciting murals.

It helps to know the local terminology. You will encounter “lochs” or lakes and “munros”, which are mountains of 3,000 feet or higher, officially recognized by the Scottish Mountaineering Club. “Bens” are mountain peaks, “glens”, narrow valleys, a “brae” a hillside or slope, and a “firth” an inland coastal waterway of a sea.

Here are 12 of the best hikes near Glasgow.