GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Strathclyde Loch Country Park

4 miles (6 km)

Explore nearly 1000 acres of parkland in the valley of the River Clyde in this large country park located between Hamilton and Motherwell. The main feature of the park is Strathclyde Loch which has a super waterside cycling and walking track. Surrounding the loch are woodlands, wetlands, wildlife refuges and attractive open parkland. There are miles of miles of surfaced footpathsand nature trails to follow through the woodlands and wetlands areas. The river Clyde also runs through the park so there is a particularly lovely section with the loch on one side and the river on the other.
The park has an excellent watersports centre where you can hire rowboats, canoes and windsurfs. Bike hire is also available in the park.
The Clyde Walkway walking route passes through the park so there is scope for continuing your walk/cycle along the river. You could also follow the River Avon south along the Avon Walkway to the nearby Chatelherault Country Park.
To the south east there's the RSPB's Barons Haugh where you can look out for a variety of wildlife around the lakes and the river.

Strathclyde Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Strathclyde Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

A few miles west in East Kilbride there's the delightful Calderglen Country Park. There's more river paths here along the Calder River with pretty waterfalls to see on the way.
Head a few miles north along the Clyde Walkway and you can visit the photogenic ruins of the 13th century Bothwell Castle.


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Sometimes the swans take over the feeding grounds by the lake

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River Clyde at Strathclyde Park. The river is normally only to the right of the trees in the centre of the picture - this was taken during out very wet October.

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Strathclyde Park. The entrance to the park from the traffic lights on the Motherwell Hamilton road (A723)

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The Visitor Centre at Strathclyde Park The plaque on the stone column reads "The Babylon Community - Orbiston (1825 -1828) The first experiment in communal living in Britain This stone pillar forming part of the Community Buildings and later erected at the entrance to Motherwell Inn at Motherwell Cross was gifted to the Town Council of the Burgh of Motherwell and Wishaw by T Allan Chambers, Esq of William Chambers and Sons Limited Motherwell"


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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