Strathblane & Blanefield
County (pre 1975): Stirlingshire; Region/District (1975-1996): Central/Stirling; Unitary Authority: Stirling
Strathblane (Scottish Gaelic: Strath Bhlàthain, is a village and parish in the south western part of the Stirling council area, in central Scotland. It lies at the foothills of the Campsie Fells and the Kilpatrick Hills on the Blane Water, 12 miles (19 km) north of Glasgow, 14 miles (23 km) east-south-east of Dumbarton, and 20 miles (32 km) southwest of Stirling. Strathblane is a dormitory village for Greater Glasgow, and has a total resident population of 1,800 approx.
Just a short trip away from Milngavie, Strathblane has a quite wonderful rural setting in the shadow of the Campsie Fells. Strathblane really is in the cradle of Stirlingshire’s countryside; Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park is a stone’s throw away, and the West Highland Way’s route passes through the nearby village of Drymen.
Walking is a popular pastime for visitors to the area, with plenty of unspoilt moorland to discover. There are a number of wildlife reserves boasting unspoilt moorlands home to several species of bird and insect. Loch Ardinning, between Strathblane and Milngavie is a lovely spot, smuggled away by the roadside, hidden by trees and fringed with sedges and bullrush – deer are a common sight there, so too are herons. Glengoyne Distillery located on the outskirts of Strathblane is itself like a picture postcard of Scotland with its proximity to Loch Lomond, one of Scotland's most celebrated landmarks.
Strathblane Falconry can be located in the grounds of Strathblane Country House Hotel. The Falconry will give you the unique experience of free flying and handling trained birds of prey, either in the spectacular Blane Valley, or at a venue of your choice around Loch Lomond in Scotland. From flying experiences to full day activity Hawk Walks, hunting with your bird of prey. Enjoy the spectacular scenery and tread the Scottish heather. Gift Vouchers available : An unusual gift!
Historically, Strathblane was the name of a parish in Stirlingshire which comprised three villages: Edenkill, Netherton and Mugdock. Mugdock was the ancient seat of the Earls of Lennox and to the east of Strathblane lies the town of Lennoxtown. Blanefield is a settlement contiguous with Strathblane's north western fringe. To the west is the volcanic plug Dumgoyne, Glengoyne Distillery and the Trossachs National Park.
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