Due to the farm development we are permanently closing both the campsite and the caravan site on the 30th of April 2017.
We would like to thank all our previous customers for their custom.

West Highland Way

Starting point for the West Highland Way, Mingavie
Start of the West Highland Way, Milngavie

The West Highland Way is Scotland's premier long distance footpath stretching 152 kilometres (95 miles) from Milngavie, near Glasgow in the Scottish Lowlands, to Fort William, in the wild West Highlands. The scenery varies from pleasant, undulating farmland, to rugged highland mountains, and on the way you will experience Scotland in all its magnificence. The route passes Loch Lomond, Scotland's largest freshwater loch, Rannoch Moor, its largest moor, and Ben Nevis, its largest mountain.

Loch Lomond from the West Highland Way
Loch Lomond from the West Highland Way

Bankell Farm Campsite is well placed for walkers on the West Highland Way, being only 2.5 kilometres (1.5 miles) from the official start in Milngavie town centre, and Milngavie railway station. We also provide parking for walkers, so you can enjoy your walk without any worrys.

Serious walkers might wish to start their walk in central Glasgow, following the Clyde, Kelvin and Allander walkways to Milngavie.

Remember to stock up while in Milngavie, as this is the last town of any size before Fort William. Tesco's is the biggest supermarket, and the Iron Chef hardware shop stock camping gear as well as being an information and welcome centre for the West Highland Way.


Craigmaddie Reservoir, adjacent to Bankell Farm
Craigmaddie Reservoir, Milngavie

Milngavie (pronounced Mullguy) nestles between the Campsie Fells and the Kilpatrick Hills, just north of Glasgow. Milngavie is more than just a pleasant, leafy suburb, it is a small town in its own right, and has a good selection of shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs. The railway station has trains direct to and from Glasgow city centre every 20 minutes or so.

Adjacent to Bankell Farm Campsite are the beautiful twin reservoirs of Craigmaddie and Mugdock, which have been supplying fresh water from Loch Katrine in the Trossachs to much of Glasgow since 1850.

Mugdock country park, with 2 castles and 2 small lochs is nearby, and provides healthy recreation for all ages, with activities such as pony trecking and adventure playgrounds.


Glasgow University from Kelvingrove Park
Glasgow University from Kelvingrove Park

Glasgow makes a great place to visit for a short break or longer holiday, and from Bankell Farm Campsite, you can have the best of both worlds, the peace of the countryside, and the vibrancy of the city.

Bankell Farm is only 15 minutes drive from Glasgow city centre, or if you prefer, there is a regular train service from Milngavie.

From its theatres, art galleries and the famous Burrell Collection to the equally prominent Rangers and Celtic football clubs, Glasgow appeals to everyone.

Proud of its industrial past, Victorian heritage and the "Glasgow Style" of Charles Rennie Macintosh, Glasgow is re-inventing itself and re-developing the banks of the river Clyde with stylish contemporary architecture.

Maps and directions to Bankell Farm

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map of Milngavie - Bankell Farm

Image produced from the Ordnance Survey Get-a-map service. Image reproduced with kind permission of Ordnance Survey and Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland

From Glasgow by road

Exit the M8 motorway at junction 16 signposted Aberfoyle, taking the A879 Balmore Road out of the city. Follow signs for Milngavie, joining the A807 then A81 Strathblane Road. Continue past Milngavie town centre, Bankell Farm is located down a signposted side road on the right hand side at the top end of the reservoir.

From Glasgow by train

Scotrail run frequent services to Milngavie, on the westbound low-level lines from Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Central stations. From Milngavie station, follow Woodburn Way / Station Road eastwards, then turn left onto the A81 Strathblane Road. Bankell Farm is located down a signposted side road on the right hand side at the top end of the reservoir.

Multimap can display any location, to various scales.

They also have a route planner