The North Lanarkshire section of the Wall stretches from Nethercroy Road, Croy, to the Castlecary House Hotel and is among the best sections for walking.
Following the edge of a high ridge for much of the way, the views over Kilsyth and the Kelvin Valley, Campsie Fells, and Kilsyth Hills are impressive. From the summit of Croy Hill you get superb views of the Kelvin Valley. At this point you really will get a clear understanding why the Romans choose this route for their Frontier. You can walk circular routes by using the Forth and Clyde canal; a good starting point is at Auchinstarry marina.
The Council is responsible for a wide range of services which contribute to the wider management of the Antonine Wall WHS. These include planning, regeneration, tourism, roads and education. Archaeology services are provided to the Council by Rathmell Archaeology. North Lanarkshire Council are also partial landowners of the Site with responsibility for 0.6 km/12.5 ha at Garnhall, Castlecary which is let for seasonal grazing.
The Council runs several museums as well as outreach activities on Roman themes. Why not pop in to the museums at Cumbernauld Library and at Colzium House?
While in the Kelvin Valley, you can also enjoy a number of other historical and natural heritage sites that will make your visit full and interesting. In particular, attractions include the Forth and Clyde Canal, Colzium Estate, Dumbreck Marsh and Dullatur Nature Reserves, Banton Loch, woodlands, wetlands and an extensive path network. Visit the scenic Carron Valley with mountain bike trails of varying difficulty or climb Meikle Bin for views of the surrounding countryside. The conservation area is the heart of Kilsyth’s attractive town centre with various shops including local food producers.
It’s easy to get here:
Public transport: Croy railway station is linked to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling. Buses from Glasgow via Cumbernauld to Stirling or Falkirk stop at the Castlecary House Hotel. The Cumbernauld to Kilsyth bus passes through Croy and Auchinstarry.
By Car: There are public car parks on the canal at Auchinstarry and Craigmarloch. There is also public parking at Croy and Castlecary.