Route 3: Thorntonhall, Carmunnock, and Kittochside
Another group of local villages and countryside close to Glasgow and East Kilbride. Not in wet weather when ford across White Cart may be flooded.
Clarkston direction from Eaglesham Cross and right down Holehouse Road just before the shops. Cross the ford [may not be passable even after moderate rain] then bear right at the first junction and left at T-junction following cycle signs to Thorntonhall. Through the village and cross the roundabout on the A726 – Glasgow direction. Just after the roundabout turn right into Waterside Road. In Carmunnock bear right into Cathkin Road [opposite Manse Rd]. There is a short cycle lane accessed via Gallowhill Rd on the left. At a z-bend after the cycle lane take the unmarked minor road to the right. After approx 2 miles turn right at T-junction opposite West Rogerton farm. Through Kittochside and left after the village, then right at the roundabout at Kittochside Country Life Museum. Use the pavement to follow the main road and then cycle signs across roads and towards Thorntonhall. 1/4 mileIn the village turn left out of Braehead Rd into Thornton Rd. This leads under GSO then left and immediately right into Hayhill Rd – right at the end and back into Eaglesham.