Route 7: Strathaven
This is an good 2 – 3 hour round trip extended by a cafe stop or Strathaven Park – canteen, putting, boating pond etc.
Take the Strathaven direction out of Eaglesham. Follow the sign to left, then right at the T junction 2.5 miles on, right and immediately left uphill at junction after Braxburn kennels. Follow the road round to first right after Laigh Cleuchern farm and continue to crossroads, passing cycle howf on left. Right uphill passing windfarm entrance [500ft in all from Eaglesham] then 2.5mi down to crossroads, then left. This road joins the A71 approaching Strathaven. Alternatively take left signed to Strathaven Airfield shortly before A71 then right and either….
…first left and left again to return to Eaglesham, or
…straight on into Strathaven down Letham Rd. Left at Threestanes Rd to reach Strathaven Park, or right into town centre – Common Green.
To return to Eaglesham go up Threestanes Rd past the park on right. Straight ahead on the track as you leave the town and left at the top. The road back winds gradually uphill for 3 miles. Turn left at the first farm going downhill – Dykehead with green barns. Continue to junction at Millwell farm then follow signs to Auldhouse. Left at T-junction entering Auldhouse and back to Eaglesham.