Old Mine Nature Park
Old Mine Nature Park 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.
At this location:
- The car park is open and normal charges (if any) now apply.
A former industrial site reclaimed by nature
The paths that loop through the nature park are ideal for walking, cycling, horse riding or jogging, with a total of 2 ¼ miles of interlinked routes. It’s a large but enclosed site, which makes it great for families to play, for exercising your dog or just relaxing with a picnic. All the paths are wide and firm with gentle slopes, so it’s easy for everyone to explore – and there are great views from the top of the site down towards Glasgow.
Many local people still remember when this site – formerly known as Bothwell Park – was a busy industrial area. Over the centuries, it has been farmed, built on, mined, quarried, dug for clay and used as a landfill site and a railway siding. There was also a smithy here for many years, where blacksmiths shod horses and made and mended metal tools. Today, it’s nature and peace and quiet that bring people here. The name Old Mine Nature Park was chosen by a local primary school.
Facilities & access
You can find refreshments and toilets at nearby Bellshill Services. Follow New Edinburgh Rd (A721) east towards Bellshill, and you’ll find the services on the roundabout near the intersection with the A725.
Old Mine Nature Park can be accessed from the south side of New Edinburgh Road (A721) at Fallside. Keep an eye out for the Shell petrol station opposite the junction with Philip Murray Road. An unmaintained lane down the left side of the petrol station leads to the park entrance. There is a very small unmaintained car park at the main entrance here, but plenty of on-street parking in surrounding streets.
ML4 3NF is the nearest postcode to the main entrance on New Edinburgh Road.
Uddingston station is a 25 minute walk away. Local buses stop 10 minutes walk away on Old Edinburgh Road (B7001). Plan your journey at Traveline Scotland.
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