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Walking Guide: Cairncross House & Kelvinhaugh

By sdopico 12 Aug 2016

Walk from Cairncross House, Kelvinhaugh Street & Kelvinhaugh Gate to University South Front

  • Distance: 0.6-0.7 miles/1-1.2km                    
  • Steps: 1450-1720
  • Time: 15-18min (medium walking speed)        
  • Calories: Uses 78-88 Cal

Walking Directions

  1. Depending on the students accommodation you leave from, turn right or left into Kelvinhaugh Street and walk up to Lymburn Street. Turn into Lymburn Street, heading North. 
  2. At corner with Haugh Road, turn right into Haugh Road. 
  3. Cross over Argyle Street and walk up Radnor Street. 
  4. Cross over Sauchiehall Street and walk up Kelvin Way. 
  5. You will cross the river Kelvin and pass the Lister and Lord Kelvin statues on the left hand side. 
  6. Where a path leads into Kelvingrove Park at the left hand side there is also a footpath leading up the hill to the University. Climb up the stairs on this path to arrive at the James Watt South Building on the campus. Please note - the pedestrian gate is open from Monday-Friday, 6am to pm. Outwith these times access the campus via Pearce Lodge Gate or Main Gate from University Avenue. 
  7. Turn left to walk along the South Front of the Gilbert Scott Building, the main building of the University.

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