GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Rouken Glen Park

2 miles (4 km)

This beautiful park near Glasgow is a perfect peaceful retreat from the busy city centre. The park covers 143 acres and contains miles of pleasant footpaths taking you to the park's many features. These include the pretty boating pond,a largewaterfallsurrounded by steep woodland, a delightful walled garden and a visitor centre.
If you would like to continue your walk you could to the neaby Dams to Darnley Country Park where you will find miles of waterside walking and cycling trails. The excellent park includes a series of reservoirs including Balgray Reservoir and the smaller Ryat Linn and Waulkmill Reservoirs.


G46 7UG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Rouken Glen Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Rouken Glen Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


The parkland and woodland trails are ideal for dogs so expect to bump into other owners on your visit.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the north there's Pollok Country Park to explore. One of the highlights of the area Pollok was named the best park in Britain in 2006 and in 2008, was named the best park in Europe. In the park you'll find a riverside section along the pretty White Cart River, a beautiful walled garden with glasshouses, a delightful woodland garden and the very grand Pollok House - Scotland’s answer to Downton Abbey.
A few miles to the east there's Cathkin Braes Country Park on the southern outskirts of Glasgow. The expansive park has miles of walking paths and mountain bike trails with an excellent viewpoint over the city as well.


Waterfall Rouken Glen Park. - - 428094

The waterfall at the park. Although situated in East Renfrewshire this park was donated for the people of Glasgow.

Visitor centre, Rouken Glen Park - - 1352414

A view of the Visitor centre in Rouken Glen Park.
A play area and picnic tables can be seen in the photgraph too.

Rouken Glen Park - - 1352407

Rouken Glen Park Glasgow park - or now East Renfrewshire park. Opened to the public in 1906, when most of the surrounding area was not yet built up. The park is now home to a popular park run

Boating lake in Rouken Glen Park - - 1421673

Boating lake in Rouken Glen Park. Looking across the lake to the boating house.

Looking down the waterfall in Rouken Glen Park - - 1421678

Looking down the waterfall. From the footbridge halfway up the waterfall itself.

Impressive Gateway, Rouken Glen Park (geograph 3472892)

Impressive Gateway

Looking to the Walled Gardens in Rouken Glen Park - - 1352410

Looking to the Walled Gardens in Rouken Glen Park

Winding path in Rouken Glen Park - - 1352416

Winding path


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

Rouken Glen Park.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)