Woods, meadows and wildlife on your doorstep

Looking for a taste of the countryside in the city? Head for these two peaceful woodlands on the edge of ‘The Drum’.

Follow the path beside Cleddans Burn to the old water tower for views of the Kilpatrick Hills or picnic, walk or cycle beneath majestic ancient oaks at Garscadden Woods. Watch out for wildlife among the trees too – from roe deer and tawny owls to butterflies and water voles – as well as bluebells in the spring and wildflowers in summer.

The Drumchapel Woods can all be linked by walking The Drumchapel Way - a long distance circular route that is about 4.5 miles or 7km, and takes you through Cleddans Burn, Garscadden Woods and Garscadden Burn Park. More details can be found in our leaflet.


  • Please be aware that there is currently engineering work being carried out around leading to construction traffic crossing the Drumchapel Way at Colquhoun Park. Please proceed with caution when using this area as there is currently no safety signage. We are working with our partners to rectify this.


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Cleddans Burn

Find open grassy meadows, ponds and spectacular city views along the burnside path in this attractive young woodland.


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Garscadden Wood (West)

Explore new woods and a wildflower meadow above Ladyloan Avenue.



Garscadden Wood (East)

Stroll amongst the old oaks beside Drummore Road and look out for the purple hairstreak butterfly dancing about the trees.

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