Mugdock Country Park

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Terrain

  • Largely flat with some hillier areas
  • Woodland
  • Moorland and open grassland
  • A pond
  • Mugdock Loch

 

Facilities

  • Free car parks - located in the south-east corner, in the north-west corner and to the north of Mugdock Park
  • Visitor centre - located to the north of Mugdock Park
  • Cafe - not dog-friendly but there is an outdoor courtyard where you're welcome to sit with your dog, as long as it's under control. Coffee is pretty good here!
  • Free and accessible toilets - located inside the courtyard at the visitors' centre

 

 

Points of Interest

  • Children's play area - to the north of the park; easily reached from the free car park
  • Visitor centre - to the north of the park; easily reached from the free car park
  • Walled garden - to the north of the park; easily reached from the free car park
  • Mugdock Castle - Easiest to reach from South Lodge car park, which is south east of Mugdock Park
  • Craigend Castle - Easiest to reach from Khyber car park, which is north west of Mugdock Park
  • The West Highland Way runs from Milngavie up through Mugdock Park

Hazards

  • The loch and pond could be a hazard if your dog is funny around water
  • The park is very popular with families, so if your dog isn't good around children, stick to the woods and moorland, which are much quieter

Travel Information

  • Drive – Parking is available in the free car parks at: Drumclog Moor Car Park (south-east of the park); South Lodge Car Park (east of Mugdock Park); Craigend Visitor Centre (north of Mugdock Park); and Khyber Car Park (north-west of Mugdock Park).
  • Walk – If incorporating Mugdock Park as part of a long dog walk, access the park via the West Highland Way.
  • Rail – Trains run frequently from both Glasgow Queen Street and Glasgow Central to Milngavie. Only travel by train if you fancy a long walk, as Mugdock Country Park is a good 1.5 miles from the station. It’s easiest to reach Mugdock Park from the station if you take the West Highland Way.

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

 

 

Our review

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.

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