Welcome to Linn Park
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Following the hugely successful works carried out last year in Kings Park, at long last the works in Linn Park have been given the go-ahead funded by a grant from the Woods In and Around Towns (WIAT) programme.
Glasgow City Council have produced a map of the proposed works. Briefly this covers:
- Removal of the Rhodedendrons all over the place. These are not very friendly to the wild life, especially birds and insects
- Removal and thinning of "Exotics" - things which are not native to Scotland
- Removal of Sycamores and Conifers
- Planting of several thousand new trees and plants
Please see the map of works by clicking here - it is a "pdf".
Works have now started with the clearing of rhododendrons. This is being done by a firm called Garden Grooming. If you have any questions, please contact Paul Thompson on 07740 493331, email email@example.com
About Linn Park
At some 80 hectares (or 200 acres), Linn Park is the second largest park in the City of Glasgow, on the South side, bounded by Muirend and Netherlee to the west, and Croftfoot, (Old) Cathcart and Simshill, and Castlemilk to the east.
Through the midst of the park runs the White Cart Water in a deep valley with steep sides. The lowest point of the park at Snuff Mill bridge is some 30 metres above sea level. The high point on the edge of the woods and golf course is just over 85 metres above sea level. So the park is quite hilly whih makes it good for exercise let alone sledging in the winter snows.
With its extensive and varied topography - open grassland on one hand with ancient forests and the steeply wooded river side - you can be assured of an enjoyable visit no matter the time of the year. It is not only a place for children and dogs, but bird watchers and walkers.
To the west, entrances are situated on Clarkston Road at Netherlee, beside the Adventure Playground in Netherlee Road, where ample parking exists. The nothern end at Snuff Mill Bridge has two entrances - one each side of the river. A further entrance is at the junction of Seil Drive and Old Castle Road where there is a children's playground but NO parking. There are two others entrances: One is at the Golf club at the top of Linnview Avenue where it meets Simshill Road where there is lots of parking available. The Other is off Lainshaw Drive just past the junction with Drakemire Drive; it is only suitable for walkers as it heads into the Labryinth wood.
How to get there
Best buses for the western side are the 44, 66 and 166 which stop at the Clarkston Road, Netherlee entrance. For the eastern side, catch buses to Croftfoot Nos 5,31,74, and 131 from where it is a just a few minutes to the Golf Course entrance. The nearest train station is Cathcart from which the Snuff Mill bridge is a 5 minute walk. Alternatively Muirend is the same to the Adventure Playground entrance through the Cathcart Old Cemetry.
The "Friends of Glasgow Parks" Newsletter No 6 is now available on line from Glasgow City Council. Click here to see it on line.
Linn Park is now twinned with the Caribbean. Please see page 6 of the above news letter. Thanks go to Councilor Archie Graham - pictured. Hint for the local schools ... maybe ???? The White Cart used to be the hub of early industrial Glasgow with weirs [the remains of which can still be seen] powering the Snuff Mill; higher up the Rope Works [at Millholm Road], at the White Cart Waterfall where at low flows the entrance and exit adits can be seen, and then towards Stamperland, the highest weir for the old printing, paper and dye works.
NEW address of this web site
It is http://www.friendsoflinnpark.btck.co.uk. It no longer ends