Cycling East Renfrewshire

Cycling and Sustainable Transport in East Ren

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Route 11: Over the windfarm and back by Auldhouse

This route crosses the windfarm via Corse Hill, with excellent views in all directions. It is accessed via Carrot.

Head south out of Eaglesham. Don’t take the Strathaven turnoff; bear right where the road forks, and then head uphill for approx 2 miles until just after the road to the National Wind Turbine Centre. Follow sign on the left across the field and walk up the first part of the track then bear left into the windfarm reaching Myres Rd opposite turbine 103. Left here and then right on to Spine Rd. The summit at 1232ft. is marked by a trig point next to Turbine 104. On a good day there are views across Glasgow as far as Ben More to the north, of Arran west, south to Glen Trool, and east to Tinto hill. Follow the Spine road until 6.7 mile sign. Left here on to Borrow Rd [not well signed]. Downhill and left at T-junction. Borrow Rd passes a quarry. Turn right in front of the quarry and follow this track down to Laigh Allerstocks farm then enjoy the ride back round to a crossroads(2 ½ mi). From here left towards Eaglesham, or straight on to extend the trip to Strathaven [ route 6]. The road back is gradually uphill and then down to a T-junction(4mi). Left and second right for Auldhouse [ refreshment]. Left on reaching the village for Eaglesham.