I parked in the carpark at the bottom of Campsie Glen. The path started gravelled and neat, the scenery was pretty and so
I was expecting something a bit more home-counties than usual, what with the car park and all, but a few hundred yards and I'm clearly still in Scotland:
A bit of muddy scrambling gets you to these rather Tolkeinesque steps, leading up to the plunge pool of a small waterfall.
This is the waterfall that steepens the path.
And above the plunge pool the path became a little steeper and a bit of a scramble, not exactly paved!
Above the fall the valley opens out and the path climbs to cross the main road and up the edge of the hill to Crichton's Cairn.
Classic Glasgow weather, sun, drifting rain and (slightly) broken cloud
Then it's back down the hill, across the main carpark, scramble down the burnside path and back through the raised hands to that neat tidy path to the car...