Our working beef farm midway between Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch on NCR754 and beside the Forth and Clyde Canal is ideally placed for Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh. Nearby there is free park and ride at Croy Station to reach these cities by train.
A short drive or cycle away are The Falkirk Wheel and the Kelpies.
Our Farm is set in 250 acres in the Forth Valley with views to the Campsie Hills. We grow our own silage for our cattle who graze in this rolling countryside. Of interest closer to the farm is the lifting bridge at Twechar on the Forth and Clyde Canal that was restored as part of the Millennium Project to reopen the canal in its entirety. It is practically across from our entrance.
For walkers, the relatively recently created John Muir Way offers choices at Twechar as walkers may head over the Antonine Wall seeing a Roman Fort at Bar Hill, a site recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, or they can stick to the towpath to Auchinstarry with its relatively new marina and restaurant.
Twechar Farm on the John Muir Way on the route section: between Strathblane to Kilsyth
Nearby is the old drovers road the Tak Ma Doon over the Campsies which offers spectacular views east to the Forth Bridges, Edinburgh even as far as the Bass Rock on a clear day and the extensive views in the opposite direction to Glasgow and the Isle of Arran beyond.
The Farmhouse has:
A choice of full Scottish Breakfast with porridge made on the Rayburn, or a simple Continental Breakfast will set you up for the day. Our oats are Scottish; our eggs are Scottish and get used in my home baking; sausages, bacon, and black pudding are from either of the two local butchers in Kilsyth namely Paul’s or The Cross Butchers. Milk is usually delivered still in good old fashioned milk bottles via the Wiseman Dairies that was a company founded in East Kilbride in 1947 and still with big dairies in several areas of Scotland. If the preserves are not mine they are made locally by my friends and family who use Scottish berries for the raspberry and strawberry jams. I stock up at farmers markets too. Potato scones are from Kirkcaldy. Yoghurt tends to be Rowan Glen or Graham’s. I offer fresh fruit and use Scottish berries when in season.
Having lived here practically all of our lives, we can help you plan your day or guide you in the direction you need to go to get the best out of your time at Twechar.
|Double||£35 Per person per night (breakfast inc.)|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.