Cathkin Braes County Park covers a large area in the south east of Glasgow, approximately 8km from the city centre.
It is rich in history and a familiar landmark on the southern skyline reaching 200m above sea level, the highest point in Glasgow. The park is renowned for its panoramic views over the city and beyond. The east side of the park was designated a City-wide Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC) in 1989 and the farmland in the west in 2009. The whole park is a proposed Local Nature Reserve.
The country park represents one of Glasgow’s richest habitat mosaics, with areas of long-established or ancient woodland, species-rich unimproved grassland, dwarf shrub heath, marsh, bracken and thorn scrub areas. The mosaic in turn supports a diverse range of animals, notably invertebrates and birds.
The country park is home to Glasgow’s international mountain bike trail which featured in the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
- Car park
- Cycle path (inc mountain bike trails)
- Wildflower meadows
- Wildlife viewing
Cathkin Road, Glasgow G73 4SE