Route 12: Moor Road and Louden Valley
Exploring the area above Darvel – a fairly strenuous trip.
Head up Montgomery St and over the Moor road – 5.5mi to the A77. Left on to the cycle lane and take the A719 to Galston through Waterside and Moscow. Approx 1.5mi after Moscow take first road on left [sign to Whatriggs farmhouse]. Follow round and then downhill passing West and East Newton farms to next junction. Bear left uphill here passing Loudon Mains Country Club. Continue on this road overlooking the valley to a crossroads. Left here and the route is up and down across Mucks Water and Glen water burns. Continue past Feoch farm and then take an unsigned left avoiding the descent downhill to Darvel. Pass Highside and Windshields farms to confirm the route. Follow this road for 5mi eventually crossing and following Calder water to reach a crossroads. Left in direction of East Kilbride [straight on for Strathaven] gradually uphill then down towards Glasgow. Left at the T-junction and follow signs back to Eaglesham.