Cathkin Braes Country Park



  • Woodlands
  • Streams
  • Dykes
  • Grassland
  • A flat approach from Cathkin Road, but very hilly on the north side of the park


Free parking is available at the car park on Cathkin Road, the B759.

Points of Interest

  • Queen Mary’s seat
  • Cathkin Braes is the site of the Commonwealth Games mountain biking event
  • The conservation village of Carmunnock is 800 metres down the road


  • Parts of Cathkin Braes are riddled with rubbish
  • As the official site for the Commonwealth Games mountain biking events, Cathkin Braes attracts a lot of cyclists
  • Cathkin Braes is pretty popular with fell runners

Travel Information

  • Drive – We recommend parking at the free car park on Cathkin Road, the B759.
  • Walk – Cathkin Braes can be reached from Ardencraig Road and Cathkin Road. The nicest approach by far is from Cathkin Road, the B759.
  • Rail – The nearest railway station is at Busby, but as the station is 3 miles away, we wouldn’t recommend travelling by rail.

Please note that buses are not obliged to accept non-service dogs. For that reason we haven’t included bus routes.


Our review

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.