Linn Park is Glasgow’s second largest park and like Pollok Park, offers many different walks suited to all kinds of dog walker. From stunning views across Linn Park Meadow, to enchanting riverside strolls, Linn Park has everything you need for a great dog walk.
Although large parts of the park are muddy and rocky, there is a path that cuts up through the grassland and into the woods. So you don't need to worry too much about what's going on underfoot. You can either follow this route up and back down, or carry on through the wood and finish by walking down Linn Park Meadow. The path is ideal for families with prams, but as it runs up a big hill you won’t want to attempt this if you prefer a flatter, more pedestrian walk.
Linn Park Meadow is a large, open area that’s good for ball games, picnics and views. On a clear day you should get a great view across Glasgow and out towards the hills.
Do bear in mind that there’s no path on Linn Park Meadow, so it can be a bit tricky with a pram or wheelchair.
Family dog walkers may also be interested to know that Linn Park has an adventure playground (located next to Netherlee Road), a mansion house playground (located up near the golf course) and an ordinary play park (located near Seil Drive). The play parks are fantastic if there are two adults and one of you can entertain the children while the other does the dog walk.
The charming Snuff Mill Bridge is one of Glasgow’s best kept secrets and one that would feel as at home in the Cotswolds as it does on the edge of Linn Park. Snuff Mill Bridge is truly picturesque and in terms of Glasgow, one of its kind.
Following the signs for Snuff Mill Bridge will lead you along the riverside paths – taking in lots of greenery as you go. You can easily extend this into a long, circular walk by crossing the bridge and coming back into the belly of the park via the paths on the other side of the river. Allow a good hour for this walk and wear your wellies: the paths are often muddy and it can be rocky underfoot.
The riverside paths are very up and down, with lots of steps, so don’t take a pram. You’ll probably want to avoid this route if you have any mobility issues.
Unfortunately, picturesque as they may be, the riverside walks are midge-ridden in the summertime. For that reason you may prefer to avoid the riverside trails on a warm day.
Linn Park is less than half a mile away from Alexander Greek Thompson’s Holmwood House; an interesting place to visit if you want a proper day out.
Of course if you decide to visit the house after walking your dog, make sure you don't stay for hours and always leave your dog with water and the windows wound down.