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.
Find open grassy meadows, ponds and spectacular city views along the burnside path in this attractive young woodland.
Stroll amongst old oaks beside Drummore Road or explore new woods and a wildflower meadow above Ladyloan Avenue.
Drumchapel woods are one of the Commonwealth Woods, a legacy of the 2014 Commonwealth Games for generations of people to enjoy.