Calderglen, East Kilbride

Calderwood estate was once dubbed 'one of the loveliest of western glens, magnificent in its grouping of craggy heights, sprinkled with trees and with the amber-tinted Calder winding through the richly wooded and festooned valley'. It was opened to the public in the early 1900s under the ownership of the Scottish Cooperative Society, but the formal gardens and indeed the whole estate later fell into disrepair, with the Castle itself being demolished in the 1950s. Today the estate is a Country Park and this circular walk explores its attractive wooded glens.

Terrain

Good woodland paths.

Public Transport

Bus from East Kilbride to 0.5km from start.

Start

Visitor Centre at Calderglen Country Park, East Kilbride. Open start point in Google Maps for directions.

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