Thursday, 23 November 2023
In November 1923, only four years after the establishment of the Forestry Commission, Glenmore was purchased from the Duke of Gordon. 2023 marks 100 ye...
Auchenshuggle Wood might be sandwiched between a motorway and a dual carriageway, but thick foliage ensures a surprisingly peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. It’s ideal for a gentle stroll with the family, a walk with your dog or a picnic in the dappled shade beneath the trees. There’s wildlife here too – keep an eye out for deer or a shy fox and listen for woodland birds amongst the ash and birch trees.
The main path through the wood is about a mile long, and is wide, firm and fairly level – ideal for buggies.
There are public toilets and places to eat and drink across the road at the eastern end of the woods. Head into nearby Tollcross for more shops, cafés and restaurants.
There is no car park at this location.
Auchenshuggle Wood is on London Road in the east end of Glasgow, just off Junction 2A of the M74. There are three entrances along the London Road side of the wood.
There is no car park for the wood itself, but there is plenty of on street parking and retail car parks nearby.
Please park with consideration and do not block pedestrian and vehicle access points. Do consider public and active transport if available and possible.
G32 8XQ is the nearest postcode.
There are regular buses from the centre of Glasgow to nearby Tollcross. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.
Multi-activity woodland park within Glasgow
From a landfill site to a wildlife-filled woodland