Pollok Park has three new woodland trails to walk. Meandering through the North Woods section of the park, the trails are of different lengths and have many interesting things to see which are well signed along the way.
Colour coded, the routes are: the Yellow, Burrell Walk which is the shortest at 0.7miles. The Blue Pond Walk which is 1.4miles and the Red Highland Cattle Way - 2 miles long taking the walker through most of the woodlands.
Councillor Jim Coleman, Executive Member for Land and Environmental Services, launched the routes on Wednesday 15 June with the help of pupils and staff from Hazelwood school (pictured here)
He said: ‘Pollok Country Park is the largest in Glasgow and provides accessible woodland within the heart of the city, a rare commodity for the UK. It is a key recreational and heritage site and essential to visitors’ outdoor experience.’
He added: ‘Walking is a great form of exercise for all age groups – and one of the simplest. These new trails have been developed for everyone. They offer people an exciting element with the chance to see a haven of wildlife and unique landscape.’
Named best in Europe in 2008, Pollok Country Park attracts over two million visitors a year. It is home to the Burrell Collection, Pollok House, award-winning Highland cattle, breathtaking gardens, and much more.
Ian Watson’s photograph shows (from left) Highland cow Siusan Ruadh with stockman Matt Auld; Anne Stewart, Hazelwood School; Councillor James Coleman, Glasgow City Council; Nicole McLaughlin and Matthew McGhee both Hazelwood School; John Borrill, Hazelwood School; Lindsay Gemmell with Highland calf Siusan Dubh.
Photograph: Ian Watson