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== Hitching out ==
 
== Hitching out ==
 
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You can go just on any road towards the main motorway with a [[Signs|sign]], saying for example M74 and you might get a lift easily.
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You can go just on any road towards the main motorway with a [[Signs|sign]], saying for example [[M74 (Scotland)|M74]] and you might get a lift easily.
 
Glaswegians seem to be very friendly people - but like all Brits fear of hitchhikers seems common.
 
Glaswegians seem to be very friendly people - but like all Brits fear of hitchhikers seems common.
  
 
=== Direction Stirling ===
 
=== Direction Stirling ===
  
Get a train to Stepps. Walk out of the station over the bridge and turn right (north west) along the A80, continue to the roundabout with the big grassy "pyramids" where the M80 joins the A80. Carefully cross the roundabout and stand on the A80 Stirling exit, a little way forward from the [[lay-by]] by the golf cub where cars (but not trucks) can pull in. It's not perfect, cars don't have much time to see you and stop, but it usually works for me.
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Get a train to Stepps. Walk out of the station over the bridge and turn right (north west) along the [[A80 (Scotland)|A80]], continue to the roundabout with the big grassy "pyramids" where the [[M80 (Scotland)|M80]] joins the '''A80'''. Carefully cross the roundabout and stand on the '''A80''' Stirling exit, a little way forward from the [[lay-by]] by the golf cub where cars (but not trucks) can pull in. It's not perfect, cars don't have much time to see you and stop, but it usually works for me.
  
 
If you are going further than Stirling, don't write Stirling on your sign. Hitching north from Stirling to Perth, Dundee, Aberdeen etc. is very difficult.
 
If you are going further than Stirling, don't write Stirling on your sign. Hitching north from Stirling to Perth, Dundee, Aberdeen etc. is very difficult.
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Walk down the Great Western Road for about a mile, heading west from the motorway. About 10 minutes after passing the Glasgow Botanical Gardens, there's a BP petrol station on your left hand side. A lot of traffic from here will be heading out of the city and up the west of Scotland.
 
Walk down the Great Western Road for about a mile, heading west from the motorway. About 10 minutes after passing the Glasgow Botanical Gardens, there's a BP petrol station on your left hand side. A lot of traffic from here will be heading out of the city and up the west of Scotland.
  
Or you can get a train from Glasgow Queen Street to Balloch (about 4 quid). Come out of the station and turn right up the A811 Lomond Road. You'll come to a roundabout that joins with the A82 - the main road heading north from here. Take a right at the roundabout and there's a lay-by a little way up on the the left hand side.
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Or you can get a train from Glasgow Queen Street to Balloch (about 4 quid). Come out of the station and turn right up the '''A811''' Lomond Road. You'll come to a roundabout that joins with the '''A82''' - the main road heading north from here. Take a right at the roundabout and there's a lay-by a little way up on the the left hand side.
  
 
=== Direction South ([[England]], [[Liverpool]], [[London]]) ===
 
=== Direction South ([[England]], [[Liverpool]], [[London]]) ===
Get the bus to Uddingston from the main bus station, and step off on Main Rd. junction with Fallside Rd. (next to a church). Continue on Fallside Rd. and cross the highway with a bridge. Arrive at the Uddingston services area, quite busy with traffic heading South. It's best to hold a sign with the motorway number (AKA M74, M6) or to approach drivers and ask.
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Get the bus to Uddingston from the main bus station, and step off on Main Rd. junction with Fallside Rd. (next to a church). Continue on Fallside Rd. and cross the highway with a bridge. Arrive at the Uddingston services area, quite busy with traffic heading South. It's best to hold a sign with the motorway number (AKA [[M74 (Scotland)|M74]], [[M6 (England)|M6]]) or to approach drivers and ask.
 
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Revision as of 11:46, 17 October 2009

Glasgow is a city in Scotland.

Hitching out

<map lat='55.860670278069755' lng='-4.2681884765625' zoom='9' view='0' float='right'/> You can go just on any road towards the main motorway with a sign, saying for example M74 and you might get a lift easily. Glaswegians seem to be very friendly people - but like all Brits fear of hitchhikers seems common.

Direction Stirling

Get a train to Stepps. Walk out of the station over the bridge and turn right (north west) along the A80, continue to the roundabout with the big grassy "pyramids" where the M80 joins the A80. Carefully cross the roundabout and stand on the A80 Stirling exit, a little way forward from the lay-by by the golf cub where cars (but not trucks) can pull in. It's not perfect, cars don't have much time to see you and stop, but it usually works for me.

If you are going further than Stirling, don't write Stirling on your sign. Hitching north from Stirling to Perth, Dundee, Aberdeen etc. is very difficult.

Direction Loch Lomond, West Scotland

Walk down the Great Western Road for about a mile, heading west from the motorway. About 10 minutes after passing the Glasgow Botanical Gardens, there's a BP petrol station on your left hand side. A lot of traffic from here will be heading out of the city and up the west of Scotland.

Or you can get a train from Glasgow Queen Street to Balloch (about 4 quid). Come out of the station and turn right up the A811 Lomond Road. You'll come to a roundabout that joins with the A82 - the main road heading north from here. Take a right at the roundabout and there's a lay-by a little way up on the the left hand side.

Direction South (England, Liverpool, London)

Get the bus to Uddingston from the main bus station, and step off on Main Rd. junction with Fallside Rd. (next to a church). Continue on Fallside Rd. and cross the highway with a bridge. Arrive at the Uddingston services area, quite busy with traffic heading South. It's best to hold a sign with the motorway number (AKA M74, M6) or to approach drivers and ask.