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Garscadden Wood (West)

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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.

Activities

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 and access

Walking
Walking
Cycling
Cycling
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Horse riding
Horse riding

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.

Car parking information

There is no charge to park in this car park. Please park with care and consideration. In particular please park in designated parking areas only and do not block entrances or gates.

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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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0300 067 6600 (option 1)
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Nearby forests

A meadow with a town and rolling hills behind

Open grass meadows, ponds and panoramic views

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Cycling
Cycling
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Horse riding
Horse riding
Distance from 'Garscadden Wood (West)': 0.22 miles
Close up of tree bark

Ancient woodland carpeted with bluebells

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Cycling
Cycling
Distance from 'Garscadden Wood (West)': 0.37 miles
A meadow with long grasses with two broadleaf trees, in the background is a city scape

Grassy peak with views over Glasgow and the central belt

Facilities and activities
Walking
Walking
Viewpoint
Viewpoint
Mountain access
Mountain access
Distance from 'Garscadden Wood (West)': 1.36 miles