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Winter walks

Top winter walks

Top winter walks

Is there anything better than a walk on a sunny and crisp winter's day? Take in some nature or explore the city’s cultural side with 5 of the best walks this season.

1. Explore nature in Pollok County Park

Located in Glasgow's southside, Pollok County Park is the perfect place to escape the buzz of city life, while staying in the city! Surrounded by extensive woodlands and rich in rural history, there is much to explore, including the Burrell Collection. Visit for info on the world-class museum found in Glasgow's largest green space.

2. A walk with artistic flair

Experience a burst of colour with every step of your winter walk on the City Centre Mural Trail. Glasgow artists have brought buildings to life with vibrant pieces of public street art. It’s a fun way to explore the city and there are plenty of places to pop into for a warming drink along the way. Make sure you look out for national treasure Billy Connolly and St Mungo, Glasgow’s patron saint, on your travels! Find out more about the City Centre Mural Trail.

3. Take in the views at Queens Park

Located in the southside, Queens Park has all you need for a walk with picturesque views of the city. You can enjoy a peaceful walk around the nature pond and take in the wildlife or head to the flagpole for city views. Within walking distance to the park you will find a wide range of bakeries, cafes and restaurants to warm up. Visit Glasgow city council's website for information on city parks.

4. Hidden history in the heart of the west end

A stone’s throw from Byres Road is Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens. The park's famous Kibble Palace and palm houses are home to tropical rainforest plants and are perfect for getting warmed up on a cold winter’s day! For something a bit different, venture to the south of the park to find the old abandoned railway station from 1896. Visit the Botanic Gardens website to find out more.

5. A family-friendly stroll with activities for all

Take a trip to Glasgow’s east end to experience Tollcross Park, a hidden gem in the city renowned for its rose garden. It also has a stately home that looks magical in the colder months. Little ones can enjoy meeting Shetland ponies and Highland cattle at the children’s farm, and everyone will love the Glen Nature Walk where there’s a chance to spot some wildlife. Visit the Tollcross Park website for more information.

Article last updated: December 2022

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