Dawsholm Park



  • Densely wooded
  • Some open spaces – both hilly and flat
  • Undulating
  • The River Kelvin runs around the north side of the park


There's no official parking, but free roadside parking is available near the entrances on Dalsholm Road and Ilay Road.

Points of Interest

  • A small children’s play area - this is located close to the Ilay Road entrance. Take a right as you enter the park.
  • Some stunning views - these can be found if you enter from the 1st entrance on Dalsholm Road, when approaching from Temple Road.
  • Highland cattle - these are located close to the 1st entrance on Dalsholm Road, when approaching from Temple Road.


  • Difficult to find
  • No real circular walk
  • Can feel isolated
  • A lot of rubbish on the approaches into the park from Dalsholm Road

Travel Information

  • Drive – Roadside parking is easiest on Dalsholm Road, just past the industrial estate and recycling centre.
  • Walk – Dawsholm Park can be accessed from Islay Road and Dalsholm Road
  • Rail – Trains run frequently from both Glasgow Central and Glasgow Queen Street to Kelvindale Railway Station.

Turn left out of the station onto Cleveden Road and then left at the roundabout onto Dalsholm Road. Follow the road round for 5 minutes. There are several entrances into the park from Dalsholm Road. The first entrance takes you on a route that is relatively easy underfoot.


Before travelling by train, have a quick read of National Rail’s policy on travelling with animals

Our review

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.