Dog Days Out – Campsie Glen

Dog Days Out – Campsie Glen

Here at Stardust Dogs, we are super passionate about your dog’s health and wellbeing, we want every dog to have the best life possible and experience all it has to offer.

During our Dog Days Out series we aim to combine our knowledge of natural dog health care and promote the benefits to your dog, by showcasing what is possible when using our products.

We also want to give you some awesome days out ideas for you and your dog to try.

We kick off at one of our favourite spots, Campsie Glen, roughly just a 30 minute drive from Glasgow, this beautiful haven is located in Clachan of Campsie, just on the outskirts of the village of Lennoxtown.

There are a number of different routes and walks which can be explored, however the terrain can be slippy when wet and there is quite a bit of gravel underfoot.

Field under clear blue sky.
Paw Protector Balm

For this this dog adventure, we recommend the use of the Stardust Dogs Paw Protector Balm

Apply before you leave, this will allow plenty of time to form a protective barrier on your dog’s paws and also for the essential oils to enter the bloodstream, which will ensure protection should your dog sustain any cuts or scrapes along the way.

Our favourite route is to Finn Glen via the waterfall, this can be accessed via the Thomas Muir Trail, which is signposted just before you come to the car park.

Follow the road up the hill where you will come to the Campsie Glen signpost, the path forks here and you want to take the trail to the right.

You will walk up a hill and come to a signpost stated Walkers, take this path past the martyrs stone and follow the path right up.

It is a bit of a steep climb and gravelly underfoot, so ensure you have water for your dog.

There are plenty of streams to stop at along the way, the water is fresh so safe for dogs to drink and cool off in (humans can too if you’re brave enough).

Dogs on hike near water.

The walk to the waterfall is around 2 miles and takes roughly an hour, which is enough for Ziggy and Zane. This video here will show you the waterfall and some of the amazing views.


If you have a younger dog, you can continue up past the waterfall to Finn Glen, which is ideal for wild swimming (roughly about another mile uphill)

On a clear day there are beautiful views for miles around.
There are other less demanding trails if your dog is not up for a small hill climb.

From the car park you can walk to the right, past the bike shop and up to the Glen and waterfall there, this takes roughly 20 minutes and has lots of areas down to the water.

There is also an ancient graveyard, which can be explored behind the café as well as the woodlands of Schoenstatt.

This takes you round the grounds of the convent, which you can explore but please be respectful.

In Spring and Summer, the grounds are gorgeous with flowers and plants.

If after all that exploring you are in need of a rest, Café Sonas located just to the left of the car park offers a range of food, drinks and snacks, as well as toilet facilities.

It’s also dog friendly inside and out, meaning your dog can come with you for a well-deserved treat too!

After a walk like this, we would recommend reapplying the Paw Protector Balm to sooth your dog’s paws and allow them rest and recover.

We hope you enjoy this adventure with your dog, please tag us in any photos and videos to let us know if you love it as much as we do!

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See you on the next Dog Days out adventure.

Lisa xx

Creek under waterfall.
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