Slow Ways linking Dumbarton and Alexandria, Helensburgh, Old Kilpatrick

Progress towards triple-checked route options for Dumbarton’s three Slow Ways: 50%

Drawn: 3/3
reviewed: 3/3
verified: 0/3
and surveyed: 0/3

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Many Slow Ways have several route options. Some will be better than others, or good for different reasons.

Our goal is for each Slow Way to have at least one route that is verified and surveyed. To be verified – and get its snail badge – a route needs at least three positive reviews.

Give a hike and help get a for every one of Dumbarton’s Slow Ways.

Walk to Dumbarton from further afield

Slow Way Route To do
Aledum one Review me Distance 7km/4mi Ascent 53m Descent 48m
Dumbarton—Old Kilpatrick
Dumold one Review me Distance 8km/5mi Ascent 72m Descent 78m
Heldum one

Double check Distance 13km/8mi Ascent 112m Descent 112m

Collective progress

50% of Dumbarton’s routes are drawn, reviewed, surveyed and/or verified









2 people have contributed to Dumbarton’s Slow Ways

0 people have pledged to walk and review a route

0 people have surveyed a route in Dumbarton

28km out of 28km have been walked and reviewed

28km of reviews have been shared in Dumbarton

Latest Updates

It is a very popular route which follows the NCN7 Cycle Path for most of its distance....


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The route is very straightforward, following as it does a national cycle route, and I have walked and cycled it several times before....


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This is the shortest, flattest route between the two towns but is a really unpleasant walk at times along a busy A road which is mainly 60MPH....

Aileen Morton

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Slow Ways added Aledum one, a new walk from Alexandria to Dumbarton

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Dumbarton—Old Kilpatrick

Slow Ways added Dumold one, a new walk from Dumbarton to Old Kilpatrick

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Slow Ways added Heldum one, a new walk from Helensburgh to Dumbarton

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Dumbarton, Mon 27 March

Sunny day

Dumbarton’s Slow Ways starting point

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Lat / Lon

55.94635° / -4.56834°

Easting / Northing

239,709E / 675,570N


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