Springburn Park

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Terrain

  • A mixture of woodland and well-maintained gardens
  • Mainly flat with a few inclines
  • Hilly around the rockeries
  • Includes the Cockmuir reservoirs

Facilities

  • Free car park on Broomfield Road
  • Public toilets are located at the bowling green, but are only open from May to September

Points of Interest

  • Derelict but fascinating winter gardens
  • A peace garden
  • The Cockmuir reservoirs
  • Rockeries
  • A play area
  • A synthetic football pitch
  • A floodlit multi-purpose games court
  • Three bowling greens
  • A cricket pitch
  • An orienteering course

Hazards

  • Small children
  • Runners
  • Cyclists
  • Walking groups
  • Litter

Travel Information

  • Walk – You can enter Springburn Park from all sides, at: Balgrayhill Road, Broomfield Road and Belmont Road.
  • Car – Roadside parking is available on Broomfield Road. There is also a small free car park on Broomfield Road.
  • Rail – The nearest railway station is Springburn railway station, located on Atlas Road. The station is approximately a 10 minute walk from the park. Turn right as you leave the station and carry on up onto Balgrayhill Road. The park is on your right.

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

Our review

Located to the north of Glasgow, Springburn Park is one of the largest parks in the area, offering stunning views alongside a pleasant mix of laid-to-lawn gardens and woodland areas.

 

Areas of rubbish do let Springburn Park down, but with so much to see, the overall impression is a pleasant one.

 

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