Alexandra Park is one of the East End's largest parks and is located just off Alexandra Parade in Dennistoun.
Alexandra Park is ideal for a gentle stroll and is worth visiting for its picturesque gardens and Saracen Fountain.
Calderglen Park is a large, beautiful country park that’s located just past East Kilbride. The park is great for all kinds of dog walkers, but is especially well-suited to families with dogs.
Calderglen Country Park comprises everything from woodland walks with streams and waterfalls, to rolling countryside.
Castle Semple Country Park is a large area of wetland based within Clydemuirshiel Regional Park. Castle Semple Country Park is good for long, flat dog walks and will appeal to anyone who likes soothing, loch-side rambles.
Cathkin Braes Country Park is one of Glasgow’s more 'rough and ready' parks and is located south of the city, less than a kilometre from the conservation village of Carmunnock.
If you’re more of a jackets and wellies dog walker, then you’ll love Cathkin Braes. Cathkin Braes has pretty diverse terrain and gives you a real sense of being in the great outdoors. The views are simply breathtaking and the variety is bound to inspire anyone who likes a more challenging dog walk.
Chatelherault is a huge, breathtaking country park that’s located in the village of Ferniegair, just outside Hamilton.
Chatelherault’s fabulous, diverse terrain makes it absolutely ideal for dog walking, come rain or shine. Chatelherault is one of those parks that seems like it was made for autumn, but looks magnificent in any season, whether blazing with colour in the spring and summer, or crisp and crunchy in the winter.
Located just outside Glasgow, in Barrhead, Cowan Park is a fair-sized, attractive park that offers both open fields and stunning views. It may not be the largest park, but if you live south of Glasgow and you’ve exhausted the larger parks then it’s certainly worth a visit.
Dams to Darnley is a large, sprawling country park that’s located in East Renfrewshire. Dams to Darnley spans an enormous area, so it’s not surprising that it covers quite a diverse range of parkland: from open fields and meandering streams to waterfalls and reservoirs. In many ways it's dog walking heaven.
Dawsholm Park is a large and densely wooded city park, located just inside Bearsden. The park is popular with local dog walkers and is most likely to appeal to people who prefer trail walks to flowerbeds.
Located in Kilmarnock, Dean Castle Country Park is a large, beautiful country park that impresses from the outset.
Dean Castle Park is Ayrshire’s answer to Pollok Park and is ideal for every kind of dog walk, whether gentle strolls with the kids or energetic trail runs.
Drumpellier Park is one of the largest country parks near Glasgow and well worth a visit. A mix of flat paths, long loch-side walks and meandering woodland trails ensure both a decent and varied dog walk.
Glasgow Green is one of the largest parks in East Glasgow and is easily accessible both on foot and by car.
At first glance Glasgow Green doesn’t look all that inspiring: it’s almost completely flat and it doesn’t have any woodland. But what Glasgow Green lacks in character it makes up for with well-laid paths and large open spaces – ideal for long dog walks and ball games.
Gleniffer Braes is a large country park, located just south of Paisley. You’ll enjoy Gleniffer Braes if you’re a dog walker who appreciates muddy, hilly walks, and you like a cracking view.
Hogganfield Park and Loch is located in East Glasgow and is both surprisingly beautiful and well-maintained.
Like Strathclyde Park, Hogganfield Park and Loch has some lovely sandy beaches that come as a breath of fresh air if you’re used to trampling across muddy fields. This is one of the many reasons why it’s a great place to walk your dog.
Kelvingrove Park is a stunning city park that’s located just 5 minutes away from Byres Road.
On a clear day Kelvingrove Park is absolutely breathtaking, offering as it does everything from meandering riverside walks, to panoramic views and dreamy spires. This makes it one of the most attractive places to walk a dog in Glasgow.
Kings Park is one of the lovelier parks on Glasgow’s south side. The park isn’t huge (a modest 40 acres), but it’s certainly worth a trip - especially if you’re twiddling your thumbs on a crisp autumn afternoon.
Maxwell Park is one of many beautiful parks on Glasgow’s south side, and while we wouldn’t recommend it for size, it’s certainly worth a gentle stroll on a Sunday afternoon.
Mugdock Country Park is a large and spectacularly beautiful park that’s located just past Milngavie, approximately 8 miles from Glasgow city centre.
Mugdock Park ranks highly for dog walks because of its diverse and expansive terrain, as well as a wide range of pre and post dog walking activities. Mugdock Park really does have something for everyone, from families with small children, to rambling dog walkers.
Newlands Park is a great little find for south side dog walkers. The park is both picturesque and dog-friendly and is now home to the lovely Dandelion Cafe.
Overtoun Park is a small but pretty park, located in Rutherglen and is very typical of Glasgow’s city parks. Like Newlands Park and Cowan Park it has a great deal of charm and is well-maintained.
The park is ideal for a gentle stroll with the dog but don't come expecting a long or bracing walk!
Palacerigg Country Park is a great park for long dog walks and is located approximately 10 miles outside of Glasgow, near Cumbernauld.
Palacerigg Country Park is good for trail walking and is best suited to people who like to don their wellies for a dog walk. The park may not appeal to dog walkers who need to walk with a pram, or have mobility issues.
Pollok Park is one of Glasgow’s largest parks and falls squarely within the category of 'country park'. In fact it won the title of Europe’s Best Park in 2008 – rather a glorious and fitting accolade if ever there was one.
Pollok Park is exceptionally beautiful, year round, and unlike most other parks in Glasgow, it always has quiet spots - even in the height of summer. So if you prefer to avoid the crowds then Pollok Park is the place for you.
Queens Park is one of the busiest parks in Glasgow's south side and is particularly popular with dog walkers. Queens Park is easy to walk round and it's close to several cafes & bars for post-walk refreshments.
Rouken Glen Park is one of the largest and most interesting parks in East Renfrewshire. At first it gives the illusion of being rather pedestrian, with flat, neat paths and large open spaces, but Rouken Glen soon turns into a heady oasis, complete with waterfalls, open fields, riverside pathways and curious wooded walks - all of which make for an inspiring dog walk.
Located to the north of Glasgow, Springburn Park is one of the largest parks in the area, offering stunning views alongside a pleasant mix of laid-to-lawn gardens and woodland areas.
Areas of rubbish do let Springburn Park down, but with so much to see, the overall impression is a pleasant one.
Strathclyde Park is a large, flat park that's worth visiting for its large loch and sandy beaches. Strathclyde Park is great for dog walking due to its size (a whopping 400 hectares) and the ease of the terrain.
Tollcross Park is one of the loveliest parks in Glasgow and trumps many other city parks when it comes to dog walking.
Tollcross Park is a reasonable size (37 hectares) with beautiful flowerbeds and well-maintained paths. And while the terrain isn’t as diverse as say Linn or Pollok Park, the luscious, undulating spaces give it a great deal of character.
Located in the Scotstoun district of Glasgow, Victoria Park is arguably one of the most attractive parks in the West End.
Victoria Park offers a flat and relatively peaceful dog walk at most times of the day and it's relatively dog-friendly.