Pollok Park

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Terrain

  • A mix of: open fields; sports fields; and wooded walks with clear, well-maintained paths
  • Undulating throughout but there are plenty of flat paths should you wish to avoid the hills
  • Riverside walks alongside White Cart Water
  • A pond

 

Facilities

  • Parking is available in the main park (with pay and display), but free parking is available at Pollok House and at the end of Pollok Avenue
  • Toilets – Free public toilets are located in the courtyard, next to the stables, which are just past Pollok House. Toilets are also available in Pollok House and The Burrell Collection. There is an entry fee for Pollok House. 

 

Points of Interest

  • Pollok House
  • The Burrell Collection
  • Children’s play park - located next to the main car park by the Burrell Collection
  • Walled gardens with dinosaurs and fairies; a pretty magical experience for small children -located past the courtyard and stables, along from Pollok House
  • Highland cattle - located on Pollok Avenue and next to White Cart Water
  • Heavy horses - located next to Pollok House
  • Weekly timed 5k run – if you like to run with your dog and can keep her under control
  • Poloc (sic) Cricket Ground
  • Voted Best European Country Park in 2008
  • The Burrell pub - a dog-friendly pub located at 1534 Pollokshaws Road, roughly a quarter of a mile from the main entrance on Pollokshaws Road

 

Hazards

  • A road runs through the path, which can get busy at weekends and in school holidays
  • The park is very popular, so exercise caution in the car parks

 

Travel Information

  • Drive - Parking is available at Pollok House - at the end of Pollok Avenue - and at the Burrell Collection (follow the road round to the right from Pollok Avenue)
  • Walk – You can access the park from Dumbreck Road, Pollokshaws Road or Haggs Road
  • Rail - Trains run frequently from Central Station to Pollokshaws West Railway Station, which is a 2 minute walk from the park entrance on Pollokshaws Road

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

 

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

Our review

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.

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