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Garscadden Wood (West)

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Garscadden Wood (West) Forest Notices

COVID-19 has changed lots of things we do. And as we re-open the majority of our facilities and welcome more of you back in Phase 3, we need your help to do it safely. Please check what’s open before you travel; enjoy your visit safely by following NHS and Scottish Government guidance; take your litter home with you; and follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.

Please bear with us and check back regularly for updates. You can also find more information by visiting our COVID-19 page and our FAQs.

Explore new woods and a wildflower meadow above Ladyloan Avenue

In this tranquil woodland you will find many different types of trees, look for native Scottish species like red-berried rowan and hawthorn. It’s a wonderful wood to visits for a picnic, stroll or cycle any time of the year. Enjoy dramatic views over the city and glimpses of wildlife amongst the trees and in the meadows.

The two woods at Garscadden are a Local Nature Reserve – one of Scotland’s special places to enjoy and learn more about local wildlife. Garscadden Wood is important because it’s one of the oldest semi-natural woods in Glasgow, and one of only two woods in the city where you can find the purple hairstreak butterfly.

Guide map to The woods around Drumchapel (PDF 1.1MB)


The Drumchapel Way loop

If you fancy a longer walk, why not follow the 4 ½ miles Drumchapel Way loop, which connects the two Garscadden Woods, Cleddans Burn and Garscadden Burn Park? Download our Guide to The woods around Drumchapel (PDF 1.1MB) to see a map.

Glasgow Life Health Walks

Garscadden Wood (West) is regularly visited by Glasgow Life’s Health Walks – fun free, easy walks up to an hour long led by volunteers. They are ideal for meeting new people and exploring Glasgow’s lovely parks and greenspaces. Use their Activity Finder to find one near you.

Facilities & access

You can find refreshments and toilets at Drumchapel Community Centre on Kinfauns Drive. There are more places to eat, drink and shop in Drumchapel and at nearby Clydebank and Knightswood.

Getting here

Garscadden Wood (West) lies on the northern edge of Drumchapel. There are a number of entrances on Ladyloan Avenue, Monymusk Place and Peel Glen Road. There is no formal car park here but plenty of on-street car parking nearby.

The Peel Glen Road entrance is directly opposite the entrance to Garscadden Wood (East). This road can be busy, so do take care when crossing between the two woods.

Using SatNav?

G15 7BD is the nearest postcode for the Ladyloan Avenue entrance.

Public transport

Local buses stop on Ladyloan Avenue on the southern edge of the wood. Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.

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