Area: Lanarkshire

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The Category City of Glasgow is a subset of Lanarkshire.

 

The following City of Glasgow Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

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! North Lanarkshire KEY
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The Category North Lanarkshire is a subset of Lanarkshire.

! South Lanarkshire KEY
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The Category South Lanarkshire is a subset of Lanarkshire.

*Biggar Ramblers
Overview

'We are a small friendly group based in beautiful Clydesdale, with the Pentlands, the Border hills and the Lowthers right on the doorstep and within easy reach of the Galloway Hills and the southern Highlands.'

*Clyde Valley Ramblers
Overview

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

*Commonwealth Woods
Overview

'There are 14 Commonwealth Woods in and around Glasgow ... a legacy of the 2014 Commonwealth Games for generations of people to enjoy.' ALERT Website no longer available: see the announcement on Facebook referenced here.

*Cumbernauld Glen
Overview

'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.'

See also

Cumbernauld Glen [Scottish Wildlife Trust]

*Douglas Estate
Overview

'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.'

Description from

Douglas & Angus Estates

*Glasgow Botanic Gardens
Size (acreage)50
Overview

'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.'

*Glasgow Young Walkers
Overview

'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 ...'

*Kilsyth - Walkers Are Welcome
Overview

'A strong campaign by Friends of the Kelvin Valley and the Kilsyth & Villages Community Forum led to Kilsyth becoming a Walkers are Welcome accredited town in 2008 ... The area is rich in outdoor opportunities, with the Forth and Clyde Canal and Auchinstarry Marina, Roman Antonine Wall, wildlife reserves, extensive path network and friendly communities.'

*Monklands Ramblers
Overview

'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.'

*North Lanarkshire Council
Overview

'Walking is a great form of exercise. It is free, most people can do it, you don't need any special equipment and walking has many health benefits. To encourage people to walk more often we run a programme of weekly health walks covering both North and South Lanarkshire.'

*Pollok Country Park
Overview

'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.'

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Glasgow City Council

*South Lanarkshire Council
Overview

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

*South Lanarkshire Older Walkers [SLOW]
Overview

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

*St Leonards Rambling Club
Overview

'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 ... '

*Strathclyde Country Park
Overview

'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.'

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North Lanarkshire Council

*Visit Lanarkshire
Overview

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

*Visit Scotland - Greater Glasgow & The Clyde Valley
Overview

'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.'

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VisitScotland

Boston Cottage Drove Road
Distance (miles)9
Overview

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.'

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Heritage Paths

See also

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

Clyde Walkway
Distance (miles)40
Overview

'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'

Description from

South Lanarkshire Council

See also

Clyde Walkway [Wikipedia]

Glasgow Built Heritage Trails
Overview

'Glasgow's Built Heritage is diverse and following heritage trails is a great way to explore it ...'

Description from

Glasgow City Council

Glasgow Core Paths
Overview

'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.'

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Glasgow City Council

Glasgow Heritage Trails
Overview

'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.'

Description from

Glasgow City Council

Good Move Walking
Overview

'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.'

Description from

Glasgow Life

Lanark Walks and Trails
Overview

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

Description from

Lanark Life

Maryhill Walking Trails
Overview

'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!'

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Maryhill Burgh Halls

Monkland Canal
Overview

'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!

Description from

Scottish Canals

See also

The Monkland Canal [James's Canal Pages]

New Lanark and Falls of Clyde Walking Route
Distance (miles)7
Overview

'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.'

Description from

VisitLanarkshire.com

North Calder Heritage Trail
Distance (miles)10
Overview

'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.'

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RouteYou

Pollokshields Heritage Trails
Overview

'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.'

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Pollokshields Heritage

South Lanarkshire Core Paths Plan
Overview

'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

Description from

South Lanarkshire Council

West End Women's Heritage Walks
Distance (miles)2
Overview

'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.'

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Glasgow Women's Library

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