Area: Lanarkshire

'Popular walking group based in Hamilton with members located throughout Lanarkshire.'

Category Lanarkshire
Starting fromHamilton
Visits to the Website729
Views of 'Full' Record1239

'The Glen is in the heart of Cumbernauld. It is a valuable area of woodland which provides much needed recreational space for the townspeople. Split into two areas, Cumbernauld Glen and the Vault Glen are both abundant in native flora and fauna.'

Navigate the Website>>> Cumbernauld Glen Map
Starting fromCumbernauld Glen
See also

Cumbernauld Glen [Scottish Wildlife Trust] and Friends Of Cumbernauld Glen

Visits to the Website1201
Views of 'Full' Record3133

'Generations of Douglas residents have enjoyed both the formal walks in the Policies and those further afield – Pagie Hill and Windrow Wood as well as rambling over the Estate’s moorlands. In 2006 a joint scheme, developed in conjunction with the DVRAP (Douglas Valley Rural Activity Partnership), created an all weather path in the Policies around the Stable Lake - which is enjoyed by young and old alike at all times of the year.'

Starting fromDouglas
Description from

Douglas & Angus Estates

Visits to the Website635
Views of 'Full' Record1577

'Situated beside the River Kelvin the Botanic Gardens are an oasis of calm within the bustling City of Glasgow. With a blend of formal gardens and woodland walks the glasshouses offer a tropical respite from the winter, west coast weather ... We have a fine Heritage Trail through the Gardens with almost 30 points of interest taking you down to the Kelvin Walkway and the Gardens Arboretum.'

Size (acreage)50
Starting fromHillhead
Visits to the Website751
Views of 'Full' Record1300

'The Club is open to any individual (NHS or otherwise), who is capable of getting themselves up and down the Scottish Munros and other hills under their own steam and in a reasonable time frame. Children under 16 must be under the supervision of a relative or guardian. Occasionally the more hard core members will undertake longer, more energetic ventures, but most walks are not too much of a route march!'

Category City of Glasgow
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website506
Views of 'Full' Record1350

'We are a walking group for people in their 20s and 30s. We have a varied walk programme - from short flat walks to longer high level routes. Throughout the year we have a varied social programme including trips away. Hope to see you on a walk soon ...'

Category City of Glasgow
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website709
Views of 'Full' Record1351

One of the more active Areas with details of Walks accessible at over two dozen 'Hubs'.

Category City of Glasgow
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website568
Views of 'Full' Record1197

'Welcome to the best walking club in Scotland ... one of the largest R.A. clubs in Scotland, and the first Scottish R.A. club on the Internet! We are based in the Monklands area of Central Scotland in North Lanarkshire, some 12 miles east of Glasgow.'

Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website850
Views of 'Full' Record1451

'SMARTways aims to promote walking, cycling, public transport, car sharing and healthy activities within North Lanarkshire in line with the Scottish Government's Choose Another Way campaign.'

Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website832
Views of 'Full' Record1269

'The Park is Glasgow's largest park and the only Country Park within Glasgow. Its extensive woodlands and gardens provide a quiet sanctuary for both visitors and wildlife.'

Category City of Glasgow
Starting fromPollok Country Park
Description from

Glasgow City Council

Visits to the Website961
Views of 'Full' Record1404

'South Lanarkshire is an amazing place to explore and has a huge variety of beautiful landscapes to wander and cycle through ...'

Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website983
Views of 'Full' Record1351

'We were established in October 2003 and our membership has increased from 15 then, to 74 today ...'

Category Ramblers Groups
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website771
Views of 'Full' Record2010

'The club is based in East Kilbride, near Glasgow in central Scotland. We walk on every second Saturday, rain, hail or shine! Our walks take us as far north as Glencoe - and in the south to the lakes and hills of the Lake District in Cumbria ... '

Starting fromEast Kilbride
Visits to the Website917
Views of 'Full' Record2022

'Close to the industrial centres of Scotland, the park lies in 400 hectares of countryside in the valley of the River Clyde, between Junctions five and six of the M74 motorway. Mature woodlands, rough wetlands, wildlife refuges and neat open parkland all surround Strathclyde Loch, the focal point for many of the park activities.'

Starting fromStrathclyde Country Park
Description from

North Lanarkshire Council

Visits to the Website874
Views of 'Full' Record1429

'Lanarkshire provides a great escape from the city of Glasgow and has an extensive walking network of local pathways and trails.'

Category Lanarkshire
Navigate the Website>>> Refine By Type 'Walks'
Visits to the Website776
Views of 'Full' Record1551

'It may be Scotland's most populous city but you may be surprised to learn that it is one of the leafiest cities in Europe with over 90 public parks and gardens. Glasgow in its Gaelic form means "dear green place" and as the saying goes, the clue is in the name.'

Category Lanarkshire
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website800
Views of 'Full' Record1547

Haywood - Slipperfield 'This is an old drove road that was marked on Bartholomew maps well into the 20th century. Although there are no buildings at Boston Cottage today, it is believed to have been the location of a staging post where the horses pulling the Edinburgh to Lanark mail coach were changed.'

Distance (miles)9
Starting fromHaywood
Walks described here by
See also

Haywood [Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland]

Visits to the Website857
Views of 'Full' Record1616

'Takes you on a 65km/40 mile journey, Glasgow City Centre to the World Heritage Site of New Lanark, passing through spectacular scenery and many interesting and important sites which offer insights into the rich cultural, natural and industrial heritage of the Clyde Valley'

Category City of Glasgow
Distance (miles)40
Starting fromPartick Railway Station
Description from

South Lanarkshire Council

Walks described here by
See also

Clyde Walkway [Wikipedia]

Visits to the Website1237
Views of 'Full' Record1772

'Glasgow's Built Heritage is diverse and following heritage trails is a great way to explore it ...' Note that the Link provided here is different from the one originally used, which seems to have disappeared. I hope the new one is persistent - but I fear it may not be ! (Try 'Parks & Leisure' - or similar - on the main Glasgow City Site if there are further problems.)

Category City of Glasgow
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

Glasgow City Council

Visits to the Website1087
Views of 'Full' Record2764

'The aim of Glasgow City Council's Core Paths Plan is to ensure that important paths and routes are recorded and promoted, helping to achieve a "connected Glasgow" where residents and visitors can move easily around the path network on foot, by bike, by horse or any other non-motorised means - including "water paths" for rowers, canoeists and other non-motorised water users.'

Navigate the Website>>> Core Paths Map [PDF] | Walking in Glasgow
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

Glasgow City Council

Visits to the Website621
Views of 'Full' Record1693

'Heritage Trails exist throughout Glasgow. They are a great way of exploring the city, and finding out a little more about some of the sites and monuments along the way. These walks are also a great form of exercise.'

Category City of Glasgow
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

Glasgow City Council

Visits to the Website934
Views of 'Full' Record1364

'People coming along to our walks are enjoying getting out, meeting new people and taking in the sights of the city's parks and gardens.'

Category City of Glasgow
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

Glasgow Life

Visits to the Website555
Views of 'Full' Record1373

''The Glasgow School of Art City Walking Tours invite you to investigate art, architecture and design, from Mackintosh's Glasgow and the legacy of his contemporaries on the "Glasgow Style" tour, to the "Glasgow Miracle" tour, revealing the contemporary arts scene and remarkable creative regeneration of the post-industrial city.'

Category City of Glasgow
Starting fromThe Glasgow School of Art
Description from

The Glasgow School of Art

Visits to the Website727
Views of 'Full' Record1407

'Produced by the Herald newspaper, in association with VisitLanarkshire, this handy walking guide sets out 10 super walks within Lanarkshire - 6 walking routes in South Lanarkshire and four walking routes in North Lanarkshire.  Includes places to eat and drink, plus local transport and parking information.'

Unfortunately, the original Link for this Entry seems to have disappeared; so you could instead try the generic 'Walking' section.

Category Lanarkshire
Navigate the Website>>> Refine By 'Walks'
Description from

Visits to the Website782
Views of 'Full' Record3940

Three Heritage Trails in Lanark itself; five walks around and about Lanark.

Starting fromLanark
Description from

Lanark Life

Visits to the Website1032
Views of 'Full' Record2967

'Why not guide yourself on a tour around the historic heart of Maryhill, the scenery of the River Kelvin and the heritage of the Forth & Clyde Canal? We currently have three different walking trails available. The walks can be done individually, or build together to create a comprehensive guide to the area!'

Category City of Glasgow
Starting fromMaryhill
Description from

Maryhill Burgh Halls

Visits to the Website671
Views of 'Full' Record1366

'Gentle stroll, regular power walking or long-distance run. The Monkland Canal is a great place to stay active or up the pace for a bit of serious exercise. Along the way you are sure to spot some amazing wildlife!

Starting fromCalderbank
Description from

Scottish Canals

See also

The Monkland Canal [James's Canal Pages]

Visits to the Website686
Views of 'Full' Record2023

'This is perhaps one of Lanark's most popular Walks. It can be split into small sections and, energy permitting, can easily be accomplished in a morning or afternoon.'

Distance (miles)7
Starting fromLanark
Description from

Lanark Life

Visits to the Website929
Views of 'Full' Record2557

'The North Calder Heritage Trail, which runs from Summerlee Heritage Park to Hillend Reservoir, was formally opened on 1st October 1999 by Karen Whitefield MSP.'

Distance (miles)10
Starting fromSumerlee Heritage Park, Coatbridge
Visits to the Website897
Views of 'Full' Record1890

'With the assistance of grant funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Glasgow City Council we have recently produced three Heritage Trail leaflets for Pollokshields to celebrate our 20th anniversary.'

Category City of Glasgow
Navigate the Website>>> Projects >>> Pollokshields Heritage Trails
Starting fromPollokshields
Description from

Pollokshields Heritage

Visits to the Website791
Views of 'Full' Record1697

'The Plan is divided into four sections: [1] Core paths plan main text - - - : [2] Strategic environmental assessment report - - - : [3] Core paths list and water access/egress points  - - - : [4] Core paths plan map indexes and maps

Starting fromAround and About
Description from

South Lanarkshire Council

Visits to the Website589
Views of 'Full' Record1341

'This pioneering women’s heritage walk reveals a hidden history of the West End of Glasgow: pipe-smoking forewomen, revolting schoolmistresses, and the unique car made by and for women. A unique and inspiring insight into the hitherto unsung women who made the West End.'

Category City of Glasgow
Distance (miles)2
Starting fromKelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Description from

Glasgow Women's Library

Visits to the Website874
Views of 'Full' Record1352

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