The best winter walks around Glasgow

Seven of the best

The weather is colder but that makes for romantic walks and some stunning views of the city.  Embrace the crisp air and get some exercise at the same time.  Here are a few of our favourite walks around Glasgow.

Pollok Country Park

With a history of Best Park in Europe, you know that Pollok Country Park will be just a little different. 361 acres of wanders. Here you’ll find a Pollok House, The Burrell Collection, a riverside walk, cafe for sustenance and Highland Coo’s looking for a photo.

Pollok Park Glasgow Highland Cow

Forth and Clyde Canal

If you start from Bowling, The Forth and Clyde Canal walk to Speirs Wharf in Glasgow is around 12 miles. Surround yourself with nature and history at the same time.

forth and clyde canal at Bowling

Merchant City Mural Trail

Wander around Glasgow city centre seeking out hidden corners which have been given a splash of colour. Find the trail and information about the artworks here.

glasgow mural art

Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens 

Not only are the hot houses filled with exotic plants and statues but wander about outside and see if you can find the old railway station.  Glasgow Botanic Gardens has lots of trails with plants galore, venture further towards the River Kelvin as well for the cheekiest squirrels around.

Glasgow botanics station

Linn Park

Glasgow’s third largest park is surrounded by the suburbs of Cathcart, Muirend, Simshill, and Castlemilk. The paths here are a bit strenuous at points and you’ll probably need boots or wellies! The White Cart river flows through Linn Park which makes this a peaceful haven in the city.

Entry to linn park

Glasgow Green

Glasgow’s oldest park lies just to the East of Glasgow City Centre.  Here you’ll find the McLennan Arch, Doulton Fountain, West Brewery and the stunning former Templeton’s Carpet Factory.

Glasgow green templetons

The Necropolis

A cemetery might not be your first thought for a wander but Glasgow’s Necropolis is worth a visit. Modelled on Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris, Glasgow Necropolis is where Glasgow’s powerful were buried. Here you’ll find mausoleums and tombs as well as a stunning view across the city.

Glasgow necropolis

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