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Cathkin Braes Country Park and Local Nature Reserve

Cathkin Braes Country Park covers a large area (199 Hectares/ 493 Acres) in the south east of Glasgow.

It is rich in history and a familiar landmark on the southern skyline reaching 200 metres above sea level, the highest point in Glasgow.

The park is renowned for panoramic views over the city and beyond including the Gleniffer Braes and the Kilpatrick and Campsie ranges. On a clear day many familiar mountain peaks can be seen.

The natural environment of the park with abundant informal paths, ancient woodland, grassland, heath and scrub is ideal for walking, picnics, informal recreation and environmental study.

Where is it?

What can I do there?

If venturing onto the less formal paths, it is advisable to wear stout footwear and warm clothing as conditions can change on exposed slopes. As with all remote areas, a mobile phone can be useful in case of emergency.

  • As an area of outstanding natural beauty there are few formal facilities in the park however many exist close by
  • Informal provision includes a footpath network (surface variations)
  • Mountain Bike Course
  • Interpretation
  • Woodlands
  • Drystane dykes
  • Grassland (suitable for picnics)
  • Orienteering course - Contact  Maps-STAG for maps and events
  • Expansive open space for activities such as kite flying and horse riding or use by model aircraft clubs

When is it open?

The park is open at all times.

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