Maryhill Walking Trails

"Maryhill possesses in itself and its environs such strong attractions of scenery as draw many visitors from Glasgow, and exhibits for the most part a well-built, pleasant appearance"

- Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland, 1884 

Why not guide yourself on a tour around the historic heart of Maryhill, the scenery of the River Kelvin and the heritage of the Forth & Clyde Canal? We currently have three different walking trails available. The walks can be done individually, or build together to create a comprehensive guide to the area!

FREE APP: The walks are available as part of a free app for iPhone, iPad and Android-based smartphones! Click here for more details...

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Overview of the three walking trail routes; click for Google Maps version

Guided versions of the walk

If you would prefer to do the walk as part of a guided tour, Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust runs free versions of this walk. Check out the Building Tours and Guided Walks Dates page to find out the times and dates of the scheduled guided walks. If you would like to make a group booking on an alternative date, email us using the address below to arrange a date. 

Email us at or ring 0141 948 0700 to book your free place!

Have you done the walk?

- let us know! Any comments, corrections, suggestions you'd like to share?

Email us at or ring 0141 948 0700

- everyone who gets in touch to let us know what they thought will be entered into a prize draw to win some Maryhill stained glass window merchandise [limit of one entry per person; please leave a contact number when getting in touch so we can let you know if you've won something!]

- did you take some photos when doing the walk? Why not add them to our Flickr photo group pool at

These heritage trails have been generously grant-aided by Glasgow City Heritage Trust


Comments from people who have done the walks already...

"Really enjoyed it … the text was just right, friendly not too stuffy."

"Very informative and enjoyable - We saw several swallows and a deer fawn on the walk so our day was made!"

"the leaflet is a tour de force"

"It is in my view the most engaging of all the Heritage Trails I have seen on Glasgow"

"It's great and the leaflet is extremely informative, even when you think you know a little about Maryhill!"

"The whole thing works really well and it’s a really good length"

"I think your brochure is really excellent.  Great information well presented and, although I have walked much of the Trail before I knew nothing about what I was seeing.  I will be walking the whole Trail again, this time with the booklet learning about this terrific area."

"Loved the links made between the industries and the stained glass panels from the Burgh Halls"

"Thanks so much for your tour guide which took us around parts of your community.

We were on holiday from Germany and enjoyed the length of the tour on a misty/rainy day.

We were given precise and interesting information about the canals and buildings."